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Improve English and maths skills

What can I learn?

If you are unsure about your English or maths skills being good enough, we offer courses that will help you.  English and maths skills are essential in enabling people to function in society and progress in learning and employment.  We offer a variety of courses that run at different times throughout the academic year which will help either to start you from scratch or give that bit of support you maybe need to help your confidence in reading and writing.  Some of the courses available in 2013/14 include:

  • Initial Assessment and Introduction
  • Maths
  • English
  • English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)

Initial Assessment and Introduction

  • Maths and English for Life and Work Initial Assessment and Introduction - during your first week you will undertake an initial assessment of your maths and English skills.  You will then progress to the introductory programme for a further 4 weeks.  During this time you will receive information, advice and guidance regarding qualifications needed and complete an English or Maths Award (EMA).  You will then have the opportunity to progress to work towards free maths or English Awards or Functional Skills up to Level 2. 

 

Maths

  • Maths for Life and Work - support with all areas of numeracy to help you cope with everyday life at work or home.  Learn new skills or brush up on old ones.  Work at your own pace in small groups and gain a free qualification at an appropriate level.

 

English

  • English for Life and Work - support with all areas of literacy to help you cope with everyday life at work or home.  Learn new skills or brush up on old ones.  Work at your own pace in small groups and gain a free qualification at an appropriate level.   

 

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)

  • ESOL Skills and Language Workshop Introduction - during the introduction course you will undertake a skills assessment and receive information, advice and guidance regarding the range of qualifications on offer to help you improve your English to cope with everyday situations in your home life, work or studies.  Develop skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing and prepare to take appropriate Entry Level qualifications.
  • ESOL Skills and Language Workshop - improve your English to cope with everyday situations in your home life, work or studies.  Develop skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing and take appropriate Entry Level qualifications.  You will have the opportunity to progress to work towards free  English short progression awards or English Functional Skills Awards up to Level 2.

Courses for 2014/15 (starting September 2014) will be advertised from June 2014 onwards so please watch this space for further details.

If there is a course you would like that we do not currently offer, please contact your local adult education centre to discuss your requirements.

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Where can I learn?

There are seven main adult education centres around the East Riding of Yorkshire and many of our courses are taught in these centres.  Throughout the year we also use over 100 additional external venues for courses so there should usually be a venue close to you that will have something run by the adult education service. 

For more information on the venues, please see the Venue details page.

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How much do courses cost?

Course costs vary, depending on the duration and type of course, and your personal circumstances (for example, if you’re on certain benefits or you’re taking a particular qualification). 

For more information on course types, concessions and paying by instalments, please see our How much it costspage.

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How do I find and book on a course?

Please use our interactive course finder where you can search for courses by title, subject or location. 

You can also contact your nearest adult education centre where our friendly staff will be happy to give you more information about courses that interest you. 

If you know what course you want to do but do not want to book online, please see the How to enrol page for more information on the alternative ways to book your course. 

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