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Level: 1, 2, E
Subject area: English & Maths
Awarding body: AQA, City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, GCSE
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: Six months to one year
When you'll study: Various days and times

About the course

Do you need help to develop your skills and confidence in maths? Do you shy away from helping your kids with their homework? Or perhaps you need to gain qualifications to progress with your career?

Our maths courses could be your stepping-stone to moving into further education or getting out into the world of work. Whether you want to improve your existing skills or you’re starting from scratch, we have a range of courses for different levels and abilities.

We know that maths can be challenging, but our lecturers will give you the support and confidence you need to get the grade you want. Some courses are free, you don’t need any qualifications to get started, and you’ll get a personal learning plan that will set your goals and chart your progress. What’s more, if you don’t already have a grade C/4 or above, then you don’t have to pay anything for your course.

Those who have achieved a grade 4 but need a grade 5 to progress to certain courses can retake GCSE maths – this will be funded by the College if the student is under the age of 19. Simply get in contact with the maths team at the start of the academic year. Those aged 19 and above who have a grade but wish to retake will need t0 pay a fee.

Please note that if you are under 19 and wish to study English and/or maths you will need to study English and/or maths as part of a study programme or spend 20 hours or more per week working or volunteering. Please contact for further advice.

What you'll learn

Our maths courses cover a range of subjects for all levels and abilities. There are four fundamental areas of maths that you’ll cover; numbers, algebra, geometry and statistics. Don’t worry though, our lecturers will make sure you’re supported every step of the way and that you move through the material at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

What you’ll learn very much depends on the level of course your study. You may study Functional Skills or a GCSE, but our team will be able to make sure you’re on the correct pathway for you.

Entry requirements

After you apply, you’ll be invited to attend a quick and simple assessment session to determine the best level of study for you. Our team will be able to recommend the right course for you based on your current ability and existing qualifications. There are no specific entry requirements for our maths courses.


How you are assessed will depend on the level of your course, but your lecturer will be able to explain these to you before your start and help you prepare while you study.


What's next?

Once you’ve completed your maths course, your lecturer will be more than happy to recommend further study options if you wish to continue in education.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Unless you already have a GCSE in maths at grade C/4 or above, this course will be free. If you would like to apply, please register online and a member of our team will be in touch to determine your level of study and arrange for you to come into the College for an initial assessment to discuss the best course for you.