English & Maths

Our English & Maths Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.
Achieving these qualifications will increase learners’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

What will I learn on the course?

Our maths and English qualifications can take just 8 weeks to complete. You might only need to cover a few subjects, depending on what you need to learn. We’ll check what qualifications and skills you already have so we can put together the right mix of learning for you. This means you’ll only do the subjects you need to – so you don’t have to learn what you already know.
We offer the course at different levels:

  • Entry 1
  • Entry 2
  • Entry 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session.

Are there any entry requirements?

This course will suit you if you’re a beginner, want to work towards further/ higher level of education or develop employability skills. If you don’t have a formal qualification in English or maths then you can take this fully funded course to gain a recognised certificate.
There are no formal entry requirements, but before you enrol you’ll have a short test to help us decide what level is right for you.
If you’ve already completed a functional skills course and want to study for the next level, please bring your certificates with you when you come in for your test.

How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)


Mock Exams

How will I be assessed?

Online or paper assessment