English & Maths

If you don’t already have English or Maths GCSE at A*-C, you can join a range of courses appropriate to your current skills and goals. Our tutors are friendly, supportive and have helped hundreds of people gain qualifications.

So, if you want to brush up your skills and get qualified, improve your skills for work or to know how to help your child with homework, sign up now. We will help you to decide the right course to join.

If you want to join a GCSE course, you must already have either a grade D (or 4) at GCSE or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification. We will support you through a check of your current skills to ensure you are ready to start. 

If you need more preparation, our tutors will discuss other course options to get you ready to start GCSE. Our GCSE courses only run once a year, from September to June, but our Functional Skills courses take new learners at the start of each new 12 week course.

First Steps Courses for Beginners

If you’re more of a beginner, we have First Steps courses to help you move forward at a gentler pace.


Maths and English for adult learners are taught in a completely different way from how you may remember at school. Our tutors understand how adults learn and will help you work out what level you are starting from, and support you to achieve your goals.

Alternative Teachings

We use online resources, as well as classroom activities, to offer Blended Learning to those with good IT skills, including the support of a tutor to help you plan your work and help with those difficult topics. Most of your work will be completed at home, however some workshops are included which you will need to attend at the college – but not on a weekly basis. If you’d like to know more, please contact us and ask to speak to Tracey Bedford.