English courses

We run English courses for adults over 19 years of age, many of which are free of charge. You will need to complete a skills check before you join.

Getting Started with English

For adults aged 19+ who would like to improve confidence in their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You can take a national beginner-level qualification when your tutor feels you are ready. There is a lot of support for learners in these classes. Please tell us if you think you need extra support

Functional Skills English

This course is follows on from the Getting Started course, or is for you if your skills check results are at entry level 3 or above.

These qualifications are about using literacy skills in everyday life and work. You will be entered for a qualification at the correct level - up to Level 2 - and these qualifications may prepare you to take a GCSE course next. Learners with a learning difficulty can apply for extra support.

GCSE English

Higher than Level 2 Functional Skills, this qualification is for more advanced learners. You must pass the skills check to join this course. We can offer you other courses if you are not ready for GCSE.

How to apply

All our English courses need a skills check. This will help us to place you in the right class. 

Complete the form below to arrange a skills check.

Request a skills check