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English and maths Courses

English and maths

If you’re aged 16-18, are planning to study with us and haven’t got GCSE English and/or maths at grade 4 (C) you will need to retake these alongside your main subject. The exam resits aren’t unique to Leicester College. The government now requires all young people to stay in education or training until the age of 18 (apprenticeships are included), no matter where you go or what you study, you will have to continue with English and maths GCSE classes.

If you left school some time ago, it’s not too late to get your vital GCSE qualifications with us. We offer free English and maths functional skills at level 1 and 2, and GCSE classes for adults at various sites across the city. A functional skills qualification at level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE. We also have experienced teachers on hand who are used to helping learners in exactly your situation: in summer 2016, we saw 1,698 candidates through their GCSE English and maths exams, our biggest-ever cohort.

Who are Leicester College's English and maths courses for?

Anyone who doesn’t yet hold these qualifications. Government statistics say that those with 5 good GCSEs earn £80,000 more over their working lives. So whether your dream is to attend university or enter straight into the world of work once you have completed your studies with us, your English and maths GCSEs will only help you on your way.

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.

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GCSE Adult Pathway – C0143

Course Code: C0143

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • 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 Functional Skills Adult – P0180

Course Code: P0180

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Various

We offer a range of English courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in reading, writing and spoken communication as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city as […]

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Maths Functional Skills Adult – P0181

Course Code: P0181

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Various

We offer a range of maths courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in all areas of maths as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city as well […]

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