City & Guilds Certificate in English or Mathematics Level 1

These qualifications are a good stepping-stone towards the City & Guilds Functional Skills qualifications. Classes are available for learners aged 19 or over. Learners must show an Interest in improving literacy/numeracy skills and gaining a national Level 2 qualification. Away from the Learning Shop you can continue your learning by using any device – PC, tablet or phone.

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English topics covered include: reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and speaking and listening.

Maths topics include: numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, common measures, using shape and space and handling data.

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The National Careers Service provides access to free, impartial, professional advice on careers, skills and the job market.

We’re here to help you get the advice you need to make the right decisions about your future working life. We’ve got specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Let us help you take the next step.

Whatever your situation, we’re here to help you overcome problems and reach your goals. We’ll help you build on your strengths, improve your skills and find a better job or career that matches your skills and personality.

Once you have booked a careers advice appointment our advisors will work with you to begin your training.

National Careers Service is available for adults aged 18 and over. If you are under 18 or a parent/carer of a learner under 18, information about careers advice can be found here:

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English and maths, up to and including Level 2, will be fully-funded by the UK Government for individuals aged 19 and over, who have not previously achieved a GCSE grade A* – C or grade 4, or higher.

This means you will not have to pay tuition fees if you meet this criteria.

This applies to both GCSE English language or maths and Functional Skills English or maths (from Entry to Level 2)

Learners who want to retake their GCSE English and maths qualification because they did not achieve a grade 4 (C), or higher, will not be funded to only resit the exam.

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in enrolling onto a programme at one of our learning shops.

You can email or phone us via the details provided on this page or submit the course enquiry form.

We will then book an appointment with a National Carers Service adviser and make arrangements for you to complete an assessment to determine the appropriate level for you to study at.

We will also need to confirm whether or not you are eligible to pay any course fees, and you may be asked to provide some further information about your current employment and financial status and previous learning.

Courses may be free if you are in receipt of either Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance benefit.

Once this has been completed we will then enrol you onto your course programme.

City & Guilds Certificate in English
Course Outline: these qualifications provide the skills and knowledge required for work and everyday life

City & Guilds Award in the Principles in Written and Spoken English

Offered at Level 1, these qualifications provide the skills and knowledge required for work and everyday life. You will be able to learn new skills or boost those you already have in the areas of reading, writing as well as speaking and listening.  By the end of the course, you will be able to build grammatically correct sentences, spell regular and irregular words, read for meaning and listen and respond when speaking to others. They have a flexible learning and assessment structure that can be adapted to meet your individual needs and provide a progression route through to higher achievement such as Functional Skills.

LevelLevel 1
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester
Braintree
Clacton.
Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year
City & Guilds Certificate in Mathematics

City & Guilds Certificate in the Principles and Techniques in Maths

Offered at Entry Level 3 and Level 1, these qualifications provide the skills and knowledge required for work and everyday life. You will be able learn new ways to confidently work with numbers in everyday situations including paying for your shopping and working out how much paint you need to redecorate a room.  They have a flexible learning structure that can be adapted to meet your individual needs and provide a progression route through to higher achievement such as Functional Skills.

LevelLevel 1
Entry Level 3
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester
Braintree
Clacton.
Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

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All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2022-23 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.

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The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.