English & Maths
Our English and maths adult courses can help you achieve your goals, whether you aim to retake your maths or english GCSEs, boost your confidence or enhance your employability. Even if you have been out of education for a long time, our expert tutors will put you at ease and help you feel ready to progress.
Trips and visits
As this is a part-time adult course, trips and visits are generally not applicable. However, you will get the opportunity to participate in our Reading Ahead initiative.
Get Reading Ahead and see where it takes you!
Reading Ahead is a brilliant fun programme that builds your ability to use reading and writing in your studies, work and life in general. Your English tutor will give you all the support you need to confidently read and review literature.
You could also get into the Accelerated Reader scheme, reading stories for pleasure while improving your spelling, grammar and punctuation.
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If you'd like to begin studying English and get to grips with the basics of reading, writing and communication skills, our Improve your English course will build a strong foundation and prepare you to move onto the next level.
If you have studied English in the past but did not achieve your GCSE, we can help you resit your English GCSE and achieve this vital qualification.
If you have not studied maths for a while and would like to boost your skills and confidence, our Improve your Maths course will help get you up to speed.
If you have studied maths previously and feel ready to begin studying towards your maths GCSE, or if you have previously failed your maths GCSE are looking to retake the qualification, we can help you achieve this goal.
Beginner's Maths Functional Skills
Fast Track English Functional Skills
Fast Track Maths Functional Skills
Functional Skills English
GCSE English (Adult)
GCSE Maths (Adult)
Living and Learning in the UK: English Next Steps; Education and Qualifications
Living and Learning in the UK: Maths at Home
Living and Learning in the UK: Maths in Schools - Supporting School Children
Living and Learning in the UK: Maths in the Workplace
Living and Learning in the UK: Maths Next Steps; Education and Qualifications
Meet our students
English is great. I have learned more in the past 6 months than I ever did at school! Going to university would not be possible without the Access course or English GCSE. The college is a fantastic place to study.”
Rebecca Newton, who is studying Access to HE: Health Professionals, decided to return to education to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. She says her course allows her to learn in a flexible way and fits in well around her other commitments. Alongside her course, Rebecca is also studying towards her English GCSE, which she really enjoys. After completing her course, Rebecca intends to progress on to university to study adult nursing.
Meet our tutors
Maths Lecturer Sid Ji studied Maths and Statistics at Newcastle University whilst working part-time as an A Level Maths Tutor. It was during this time that Sid’s real passion for teaching developed, so after finishing his degree, he decided to complete his PGCE in secondary education before going on to teach in secondary schools for five years.
Sid joined the college in 2013 and over his time here has taught GCSE Maths and Maths Functional Skills.
Sid says: “I love the excitement of teaching; no two days are the same and I really enjoy being able to help students learn and improve their skills which will support them in the future.”