English and Maths

Free GCSEs for adults

English and maths GCSEs and Functional Skills courses are available to Adults aged 19 and over at our Basildon, Southend and Thurrock campuses. These courses are free if you don’t already have a grade 4/C in GCSE or Level 2 equivalent in English & Maths.

After applying you will be required to attend one of our adult diagnostic assessment events. Provided you have gained a Level 1 or 2 initial assessments and successfully complete the functional skills diagnostic at the appropriate level then you will be offered a place on the course. If you are unsuccessful, you will be offered an alternative course.

English and maths GCSEs and Functional Skills courses

Summer School

Our Functional skills courses are available to start in June through our Summer School initiative. These courses develop your English and maths skills to improve your job prospects and prepare you for further study. It is a short intensive course which requires 100% commitment and attendance.

Lessons are run over three days for four hours each day within a four-week period. Success at a level on this course will enable you to progress onto the next level from September.

Summer School - Functional Skills English
Summer School - Functional Skills maths