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. We recommend you contact your local centrefor more information before enrolling on any of these courses.
This course gives learners practical skills for the modern world and helps you get the most from life, learning and work. We will work to develop and improve communication, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. To make sure you will be working at the right level you will complete an initial assessment of your skills and we will consider any barriers or challenges to your future learning. We will look at what you want to learn and why and what your preferred learning style is. This will help us to identify a programme of learning that will support you to achieve your goals. Learners will normally spend up to four weeks on this course before deciding on their next steps. You may then go on to take a range of qualifications in maths and English..
Please note that the main GCSE course starts in September with the exam sat in the following May. New for 2016 are GCSE headstart courses which start in January and give learners extra tuition before they sit the main exam in May of the following academic year.
English GCSE introduction
It is essential to complete this free introductory course prior to enrolling on the main GCSE course. This introduction will give you the opportunity to find out more about the full course. You will undertake an initial assessment and receive information, advice and guidance about your options. Progression, if appropriate, will be to English GCSE
English GCSE/headstart GCSE
This is an accepted qualification for teacher training, other university courses and employment. You must attend the introduction before enrolling on this course. You will explore a range of literary and language topics and may progress to A Level English. This course is free to learners who do not already have English GCSE grade A* - C (or equivalent).
Maths GCSE introduction
It is essential to complete this free introductory course prior to enrolling on the main GCSE course. This introduction will give you the opportunity to find out more about the full course. You will undertake an initial assessment and receive information, advice and guidance about your options. Progression, if appropriate, will be to Maths GCSE.
Maths GCSE/headstart GCSE
It is essential that learners attend the four week introduction prior to enrolling on this course. This is an accepted qualification for teacher training, other university courses and employment. Exams are taken at the end of the course in May/June 2015. There are two tiers of entry and learners may progress to other GCSEs or A Level. This course is free to learners who do not already have Maths GCSE grade A* - C (or equivalent).
Please visit the separate ESOL page for further information.
Top of page
There are seven main adult learning centres around the East Riding and many of our courses are taught in these centres. For more information on the venues, please see the Venue detailspage.
Top of page
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 costs page.
Top of page
Please use our course finderwhere you can search for courses by title, subject or location.
If you do not want to book online, you can also contact your nearest adult learning centrewhere our friendly staff will be happy to give you more information about courses that interest you. Please see the How to Enrolpage for more information on the alternative ways to book your course.
Top of page