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Improve English and maths skills

View details of adult learning courses and how to book a place 

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What can I learn?

If you are unsure about your English or maths skills being good enough, we offer courses that will help you. 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.

Getting started with English

Moving on with English

Improve your English skills

English for life and work

Getting started with maths

Moving on with maths

Improve your maths skills 

Maths for life and work

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Getting started with English

Joining this course gives you the opportunity to take part in an initial discussion with a qualified tutor to establish what you want to learn to help improve your English skills. Whether you want to get a job, gain confidence or get online, improving your skills could help you do it.

Moving on with English

Following on from your getting started with English course you will have the opportunity to improve your areas for development. You will be able to practise your English skills with help and advice from your tutor.

Improve your English skills

This course develops good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides study at an entry level to level 1. You may take a functional skills qualification or a shorter award to help with specific areas of English. Following this you could progress to an English for life and work course to study at level 2.

English for life and work

This course develops good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will study for a functional skills qualification at level 1 or 2.

Getting started with maths

Joining this course gives you the opportunity to take part in an initial discussion with a qualified tutor to establish what you want to learn to help improve your maths skills. Whether you want to get a job or gain confidence, improving your skills could help you do it.

Moving on with maths

Following on from your getting started with maths course you will have the opportunity to learn more about numbers and improve your areas for development. You will be able to practise your maths skills with help and advice from your tutor.

Improve your maths skills

This course develops good number skills and provides study at an entry level to level 1. You may take a functional skills qualification or a shorter award to help with specific areas of Maths. Following this you could progress to a Maths for life and work course to study at level 2.

Maths for life and work

This course develops good number skills. You will study for a functional skills qualification at level 1 or 2.

ESOL

Please visit the separate ESOL page for further information.

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Where can I learn?

There are four 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 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 costs page.

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How do I find and book on a course?   

You can use our course finder to search for courses by title, subject or location.  

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

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