English and Maths

Would you like to brush up on your English and Maths skills? Whether you need to go back to basics, build on existing knowledge or even want to gain an accredited qualification, our small and friendly courses are a great place to start. 

These courses are all free for people who meet the funding criteria. For more information, please see our Fees and Funding page

Foundation and First Steps

 Foundation English is for those who need to go back to basics. You’ll learn about the sounds and shapes of letters and how to fit them together, as well as reading and writing sentences.

First Steps English is aimed at people who already have basic skills and would like to progress further. It will help you to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

First Steps Maths course is aimed at people who have very basic Maths skills and want to develop these and increase their confidence at home or at work.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

If English isn’t your first language and you want to improve your skills, our ESOL courses are suitable for you.

You will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as exploring elements of British history and geography. You may also have the chance to gain a qualification.

Multiply numeracy courses

Multiply is a new government initiative that aims to improve adults’ skills and confidence in maths through a variety of free courses.

Numeracy can present many barriers to adults – whether it’s supporting children with their education, managing household bills or progressing at work – and a good understanding of maths is essential. Through our Multiply courses, we want to bridge the gap between the maths experience adults remember and the maths they use today. We want to celebrate what people already know and support others to build their confidence and understanding as well as signposting them to attaining qualifications for their next steps.

Multiply courses are free for adults aged 19+ who don’t have a maths qualification at Level 2, above or equivalent. If you fit this criteria and want to improve your maths skills, sign up to our courses and start your journey today!