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Free courses for adults

English and Maths

Our learners tell us that studying English and maths as an adult is a life-changing experience. As well as nationally recognised adult qualifications, you will gain confidence, talk about local places and issues, make new contacts and, if needed, access careers advice. Some people even say they now love maths!

York Learning run weekly daytime and evening sessions online and, when restrictions allow, face to face classes at various venues across the city. The courses we offer range from basic literacy, though Functional Skills at all levels, right up to GCSE. Following a one to one assessment to discuss your current level and needs, you’ll be linked up with a specialist tutor who will work with you to achieve your goal.

Our English and maths courses are free for learners meeting our eligibility criteria:

19+ on 31 August 2020

UK or EU passport holder, resident for minimum of 3 years or other eligible groups*

Do not have grade C or 4 or above in English or maths

If you have recently completed a course with us, please contact your tutor or one of our enrolment team on 01904 554277 for advice on how to progress.

If this is your first course with us, and you meet the eligibility criteria, please register your interest by creating an account here, then booking an assessment slot.  You will be sent confirmation of your booked time and information about what to do.

If you have any difficulty accessing the booking forms, or you think you may not be eligible for the free courses, but would like to proceed, please email york.learning@york.gov.uk or ring 01904 554277. We will discuss your options and get you started.

Don’t delay! Book an assessment today!

GCSE

Grade C or 4 and above are required for many jobs and for access to several further/higher education options including nursing or PGCE.

Move On

Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills qualifications for employment, to return to learning or to prepare for further/higher education, apprenticeships and GCSE.

Get On

Entry 2-3 English and maths qualifications to brush up on the basics and gain confidence.

Get Started

Basic reading, writing or maths skills for those who may need additional support.

English and maths courses are free, subject to eligibility

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

If you still need to work on grammar, language development, reading or writing, please apply for an ESOL assessment.

We have English for Speakers of Other Languages options at all levels from Pre-Entry up to Level 1. Second language learners can usually then join our  mainstream Functional Skills and GCSE courses.  All courses are currently running online although we hope to reintroduce face to face options in January 2021.

If you have recently completed a course with us, please contact your tutor or one of our enrolment team on 01904 554277 for advice on how to progress.

If this is your first course with us, and you meet the eligibility criteria, please register your interest by creating an account here, then booking an assessment slot.  You will be sent confirmation of your booked time and information about what to do.

If you have any difficulty accessing the booking forms, or you think you may not be eligible for the free courses, but would like to proceed, please email york.learning@york.gov.uk or ring 01904 554277. We will discuss your options and get you started.

These courses are part funded by the Government for eligible learners but charges may apply.  For eligible learners* earning less than £17,000 per annum*, the courses are fully funded, so free.

*Please provide proof of residence status and earnings to your assessment.

Don’t delay! Book an assessment today!

Courses for the Workplace – If you’re an employer or you would like to arrange courses for members of your workforce, please contact fiona.himsworth@york.gov.uk and we’ll see what we can do.

GCSE English and Maths – GCSE courses run from September to June and are always very popular. Our adult GCSE groups are relaxed, well supported and flexible, to fit in with your life and work commitments. We run at least three online sessions at different times each week, making it easy for you to find a time you can attend and will also offer face to face workshops on specific topics if requested.  Our tutors work with each individual towards achieving their goal.

GCSE courses are fully funded and therefore free to eligible learners*

If you have recently completed a course with us, please contact your tutor or one of our enrolment team on 01904 554277 for advice on how to progress.

If this is your first course with us, and you meet the eligibility criteria, please register your interest by creating an account here, then booking an assessment slot.  You will be sent confirmation of your booked time and information about what to do.

If you have any difficulty accessing the booking forms, or you think you may not be eligible for the free courses, but would like to proceed, please email york.learning@york.gov.uk or ring 01904 554277. We will discuss your options and get you started.

 

These courses are very popular so please register your interest early by emailing york.learning@york.gov.uk or calling 01904 554277.

or fill in the form below if you would like more information about English or Maths courses before applying, or would like information about English courses for speakers of other languages.

EnglishMathsESOL

Functional Skills - Entry LevelFunctional Skills - Level 1Functional Skills - Level 2
GCSE - A*-C (grades 4-9)GCSE - D/3 or below
ESOL - Entry LevelESOL - Level 1ESOL - Level 2
I do not have any existing English or Maths qualifications