Functional Skills and GSCEs

Functional Skills

Are your English, maths and ICT a little rusty? Take the opportunity to improve your skills and achieve a recognised Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 qualification (equivalent to a GCSE) and learn in a supportive, friendly, small class sized environment.

Success Rates 2015 - 2016

Functional Skills English - 85%
Functional Skills Maths - 92%
GCSE English - 100%
GCSE Maths - 100%

Course TitleVenueDayStart TimeFinish TimeStart DateCourse Length
E3/L1 Maths Coleridge Centre Mon 9.30 11.30 Various Various
Entry Maths Coleridge Centre Fri 9.15 11.15 Various Various
L1/L2 Maths Coleridge Centre Mon 12.15 2.15 Various Various
L1/L2 Maths Coleridge Centre Mon 17.45 19.45 Various Various
L1/L2 Maths Coleridge Centre Fri 13.00 15.00 Various Various
Entry English Coleridge Centre Wed 9.15 11.15 Various Various
Entry English Coleridge Centre Fri 9.30 11.30 Various Various
L1/L2 English Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 20.00 Various Various
L1/L2 English Coleridge Centre Thu 9.15 11.15 Various  Various
L1/L2 English Coleridge Centre Fri 12.30 2.30 Various Various
L1/L2 ICT Crown Street Library Tue 9.15 15.15 Various Various
Entry ICT Crown Street Library Wed 12.00 15.00 Various Various
L1/L2 ICT Coleridge Centre Thu 9.00 11.30 Various Various
Entry ICT Crown Street Library Thu 12.00 15.00 Various Various
L1/L2 ICT Crown Street Library Sat 9.30 12.30 Various Various

You can join a Functional Skills course at any time during the year. The length of the course varies according to the personal needs of each learner. Before attending the course every learner needs to complete an initial assessment to check existing level.

All Functional Skills courses are free. 

Initial assessments are held at:

  • The Coleridge Centre, Mondays 15.00 - 17.00 for Maths and English
  • Crown Street Library, Saturdays 13.30 - 15.30 for ICT

Please phone (01325) 405601 to make an appointment for an initial assessment.

GCSEs

GCSE English and maths one year courses are available to adults. There will be 3 hours tuition for Maths and 3 hours tuition for English plus 3 hours home study per week.

Course TitleVenueDayStart TimeFinish TimeStart DateCourse LengthTotal Fee
GCSE English Coleridge Centre Wed 18:00 21:00 6th Sep 2017 1 Academic Year £60*
GCSE Maths Coleridge Centre Sat 9:00 12:00 2nd Sep 2017 1 Academic Year £60*

Please note: If you have grade A* - C, the fee for a re-sit is £200.

* The course will be £60, however this will be fully refunded once you have completed the course and taken the exam. 

GCSE exams for 2016/2017 will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 25th May 2017 - GCSE Maths Paper 1 
  • Thursday 8th June 2017 - GCSE Maths Paper 2 
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017 - GCSE English Paper 1 
  • Monday 12th June 2017 - GCSE English Paper 2 
  • There is also an GCSE English non exam assessment which will be due in by 7th May 2017