I want to gain a qualification in Maths or English

We have a range of opportunities to meet your individual needs.

Not Sure You’re Ready For GCSE English Or Maths?

A GCSE isn’t the only way to get a qualification in English and maths. With Skills Plus we offer a range of courses from entry level all the way up to GCSE which can help you get the skills you need.

Whether it’s to help your children with their homework, to feel more confident with day-to-day tasks or to get the job you are after, we have a course at a level that will suit you.

You will work towards nationally recognised qualifications and can join at any time during the year.

Come and have a chat to discuss how we can help you with English and maths.

We can also refer you to the National Careers Service for further guidance on alternative progression.


Skills Plus offers year long intensive GCSEs in maths and English. These courses start in September of each year.

More information on GCSEs (opens in a new website).

If you have missed the start of the course for this year, why not consider brushing up your skills with a Skills Plus Functional Skills course first?

Functional Skills

Functional Skills courses can be joined at any time of the year. Course levels start from Entry level 1 and progress to Level 2, which is the same level as a GCSE grade C or 4.

Functional Skills English classes help you gain the skills to plan and write letters, emails and reports for work, focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation and how to formulate your written work so that it flows logically and sequentially.

Functional Skills Plus maths classes cover the skills for everyday tasks, or those required at work. These skills include measuring distances, calculating areas for home decoration and improvement, calculating cooking times for recipes, understanding payslips and work rotas.

Everyday English and Maths

Our Everyday English and Maths courses are designed for learners who need to cover the basics in English and maths. This will include those who have a mild to moderate learning disability and/or difficulty.  They are also suitable for adults with mental health difficulties or those who feel they need extra support to learn. Courses are run across Kent in a town near you. We provide additional support for learning only and each class has a teaching assistant as well as the tutor.

The provision is designed to enable all learners to have access to learning that is individualised, challenging, and meets their needs. Learners will be given the opportunity to progress to higher levels if appropriate.

More information on studying maths and English in a Skills Plus Centre

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

If English is not your first language, we have a variety of courses from basic English at Pre-Entry and Entry Levels up to Level 2. Our courses can help you improve your English to find a better job, to manage day-to-day life in the UK, to apply for British citizenship and to gain English qualifications.

If you are planning to study English GCSE but you need some more help with your English, you can attend an ESOL course to help increase your chances of success.

More information on ESOL courses

You can join an ESOL course at almost any time of the year.

Family Courses

These courses are designed to help parents and carers support their child at school and with homework. We offer a wide range of practical courses which enable parents and carers of children from 0 to 16 to learn about the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills and, at the same time, recognise any areas for development in their own skills. They also provide ideas for activities that can be done at home with children.

More information about Family Courses (opens in a new website).

Are you ready to take a GCSE?

Virtual learning for GCSEs available from 19th February.

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