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English, Maths and ESOL ‘Free courses for all adults’

Need to improve your English and Maths skills?

At Central Beds College, our courses will help you develop the essential English and Maths skills to gain the confidence you need for everyday life, and to further your education and career prospects.

We offer a range of courses from beginner levels all the way up to GCSE programmes.

It is never too late to take these qualifications, which can open doors to a whole range of education and career opportunities.

Applying to study an English, Maths and ESOL course

When you apply for a course, a teacher will interview you and ask you to complete a short assessment to find out your speaking, listening, reading, writing and maths skill level.

This helps us to guide you to the course that is right for you.

You do not need to select any of the English, Maths and ESOL course options as we will be guiding you, once your assessment has been completed with us.

Drop in Advice, assessment and enrolment session are term time only at:

Dallow Road Community Centre, Wednesday 12.00-15.00 (no appointment needed)

English

The free courses we offer for adults include the following:

ESOL English Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 

You will study Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing so you can understand how English language is structured, you will learn vocabulary, and have lots of practice speaking, reading and writing.

Your next steps are Functional Skills qualifications.

Functional Skills Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 

Functional Skills English courses develop, practise and increase your everyday understanding and use of the English language and to build on all three key skills of speaking, reading, and writing.

Your next step is Functional Skill English Level 1.

Functional Skills Level 1

At Level 1, your spoken language will become more fluent, your reading and writing skills will be sufficient for a working environment where good written communication with others is required.

Your next step is GCSE English.

GCSE 9-1 Programme English Language

Many employers, colleges and universities request this Level 2 qualification as necessary before considering applications for jobs or courses of study that lead to recognised vocational qualifications. This programme runs for a full academic year (September – June) and is the most recognised and sought-after qualification in English in the UK today. You will improve your literary, organisation, and analytical skills in the English language.

Mathematics

Functional Skills Entry Level 3

Functional Skills Maths courses develop, practise and increase your everyday key skills so you have a solid foundation in the key arithmetic elements of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Your next step is Functional Skill Maths Level 1.

Functional Skills Level 1

At Level 1, with the key elements of arithmetic in place, you will develop your maths skills further, with more complex mathematical problems, and learn to apply your maths skills to solving problems in familiar employment situations.

Your next step is GCSE Maths

GCSE 9-1 Programme Mathematics

Many employers, colleges and universities request this Level 2 qualification as necessary before considering applications for jobs or courses of study that lead to recognised vocational qualifications. This programme runs for a full academic year (September – June) and is the most recognised and sought-after qualification in Maths in the UK today. The GCSE Programme looks to improve learners’ numeracy, analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

We look forward to meeting you here in Central Beds.

The English & Maths Team

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