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English & maths

English and maths

Our maths and English courses are designed for adults who haven’t got a GCSE (or equivalent) in one or both of these subjects.

Functional skills and GCSE maths and English courses are free. We also offer a choice of study options – in a classroom or online.

In today’s competitive job market these qualifications are often needed. So whether you want to boost your job prospects, dream of studying at university, or simply want to say that you have a level 2 qualification in both maths and English our courses are for you.

Further Information

GCSEs are now awarded a number from 9 to 1 (9 is the highest grade) instead of A* to G grades. Leicester College accepts a grade 4 as equivalent to the old C grade.

Shantiben Modhwadia

Shantiben Modhwadia

Winner of maths and ESOL Award 2020

“The best thing about the course was that I could learn how to communicate with people which I wasn’t able to do before. My qualification will enable me to find an even better job and will help me to feel more confident. I may even do another course in the future.”

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English GCSE Adult Evening – C6525

Course Code: C6525

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Develop your writing, reading and communication skills and move your career and education forward. Allowing access to higher education and level 3 access courses, a GCSE in English is often a requirement of many employers also, making being able to study in the evening and around your personal commitments once a week even more rewarding.

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GCSE Adult Pathway – C0143

Course Code: C0143

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Designed for mature students, our one-year intensive GCSE pathway course will help you secure the five GCSEs required to progress onto access courses, other level 3 courses or an apprenticeship. With support from your personal tutor, experienced teaching staff and access to our facilities, we'll help you to secure your dream career pathway.

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English Literature GCSE – C2927

Course Code: C2927

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Open up opportunities by completing a GCSE in English Literature. Through a wide range of texts, you will study classical literature. We will help you develop the skills required to critically analyse, evaluate and compare texts, all of which will help you complete end of year exams.

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Mathematics GCSE Adult 19+ – C6996

Course Code: C6996

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 18 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Fit studying for a maths GCSE around your existing commitments with online study. During the year you will progress through maths study, including subjects like numbers; algebra; geometry; probability and statistics; and ratios to give you the knowledge and skills needed to sit the GCSE maths exams at the end of the year.

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Core Maths – C7979

Course Code: C7979

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 19 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Are you looking for a core Maths Course? Look no further This course is a valuable qualification for students who want to improve their maths skills and prepare for further study or employment. The course is challenging but rewarding, and it can help you develop the skills you need to succeed in life.

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English Functional Skills Adult – P0180

Course Code: P0180

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Various

Suitable for people who want to increase their confidence and improve their chances at employment, this English Functional Skills short course will set you on track for further studies and help you to get into work, or if you are already employed, help you to progress in your chosen area of work.

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English GCSE Adult – P4874

Course Code: P4874

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Various

Develop your writing, reading, and communication skills and help move your career and education forward. Allowing access to higher education and level 3 access courses, a GCSE in English is often a requirement of many employers. With this part-time morning class, you are able to learn and pursue your personal commitments.

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Functional Skills English Level 1/2 Intensive – C4314

Course Code: C4314

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 11 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Designed for those wanting to improve their core English language competencies this 10 week course aims to deliver level 1 and level 2 Functional Skills and help you to develop your reading, writing, and speaking abilities, and become confident when joining in discussions and presentation work.

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Functional Skills Maths Level 1/2 Intensive – C4315

Course Code: C4315

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 11 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

This course is designed for individuals who already have strong mathematics skills that are close to either level 1 or level 2 but may require the development of their ability to apply those skills and techniques effectively to secure an accredited qualification.

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