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Adult Maths & English

It’s never too late to brush up on your Maths & English skills, to give you the confidence to move on to further study at College or University or to even apply for a new job. We offer Functional Skills Level 2 and GCSEs in both Maths & English.

About the Course

Level 2 Functional Skills are qualifications in English and Maths that equip learners with the basic practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. This qualification allows you to study a GCSE alongside your Access course or are for those learners who require a Level 2 qualification to progress their studies or anyone who would just like to improve their English and Maths skills.

GCSE English language is a flexible specification that is assessed through exams and controlled assessments. It covers the functional elements of English as well as creative writing and speaking and listening. GCSE Maths is designed to reflect an increased focus on applying mathematics in context, problem-solving, reasoning and the functional elements of mathematics.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Functional Skills Level course. You will undertake an initial assessment and a diagnostic that will provide an indication of your starting level. You will be accepted on to a GCSE course if you already hold a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification or if you have a high grade D from a previous exam.

How will I be assessed?

Functional Skills are assessed online when you and tutor feel you are ready to be assessed. GCSE Maths and English are assessed through an exam and are accredited by AQA.

Applicable Fees

If you didn’t achieve a Maths or English GCSE grade A*-C at school then you do not need to pay for a Functional Skills or GCSE course in these subjects. If you have achieved a Grade A*- C and wish to re-take the qualification to improve your grade, the cost of the courses are between £445 and £810 depending on your circumstances. Please contact us for more information.

register your interest

To enquire about English and/or Maths course availability, please call 0800 074 0099 or email enquiries@blc.ac.uk with your name, date of birth, email address, phone number and state whether it is Maths and/or English GCSE that you are interested in. You will then be contacted by a member of the Maths & English Team. Depending on the details in your application, this may be over the telephone or you will be asked to come on to campus for an interview.