English and Maths

Why develop your English and maths skills?

The development of English and maths skills are an essential part of any full-time course of study. These subjects can be developed through Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications, depending on the level which most suits your needs.

Students who improve their skills often find they are better equipped to successfully complete their vocational courses and progress to employment or HE.

Employers have already told us they value people with English and math skills. Particularly those that can be used in a range of real-life situations to work out solutions to everyday problems.

Universities have also told us that developing maths and English skills as part of the curriculum is important. It means that young people and adults entering HE are more able to immediately focus on their course and cope with what comes their way.


Our Priority

All students who have not already achieved GCSE grades A* – C in English or maths will resit the GCSE or take a relevant Functional Skill.

Are you aged 19 years or over?

Improve your skills with our English and maths courses for Adults

We have a range of FREE English and maths courses for those who would like to improve their English and maths skills or those wanting to gain a qualification.

English and maths not only give you the reading, writing and numeracy skills that you’ll need for life, it can help you secure a place when studying on other courses and Apprenticeships or applying for jobs.

The course runs on various days and times throughout the week. The day and time that is offered to you will depend upon the level that you are working towards, so that you are in a group with similar students. If you don’t already have a GCSE grade C, then this course is absolutely FREE for you.

Take the first step and find out more about our relaxed and friendly classes.

Learner Limelight

I dropped out of high school with no GCSEs and therefore no clear job prospects and, deciding to come back into education to gain my Maths and English GCSEs, changed my life. I had little confidence in my ability to perform simple maths equations, and was unsure of how my results would turn out. However, the tutors here gave me the confidence and ability I needed to pass my GCSEs. I never thought I would go to university. I am now a Student Paramedic and due to qualify in December 2020. I would not be here without the support of so many tutors at the College.

Clarissa Russell

Maths and English GCSE
Helsby County High School