GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths

You will be taught how to write formal and informal letters, emails, articles and reports. There will be opportunities to improve spelling, punctuation and grammar as well. You will read a variety of texts and improve your speaking and listening skills by practising discussions and short presentations on familiar topics.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no set entry requirements. When you come to enrol, your reading and writing skills will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.

  • Who is the course for?

    If you want to pursue an Access course or an Apprenticeship and you are not quite ready, then this is the course for you. The English and maths for Work and Study is a course which allows you to gain a level 1 or level 2 qualification in Functional Skills maths and/or English in order to be ready for the next step: Access, an Apprenticeship or further study.

  • Study methods

    The course is delivered over 27 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2.5 hours a week. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week on an online platform called Century. Your teacher will assess Speaking and Listening in the classroom. At the end of the course, you will take an exam in Reading and Writing. All three elements need to be passed to gain the full qualification.

  • How is the course assessed?

    There will be two exam sittings in the year; March and June. You will take reading and writing in these exam sessions. You will be assessed in class for speaking and listening.

  • More information

    If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333.
    The class takes place at the Uxbridge Campus on Thursdays from 9.30-12.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Gaining a qualification in English at Level 1 will open doors for work and further study.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    On successful completion of Level 1, you will be able to progress to Level 2.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Nov 2023

Starts 6 November 2023

Duration 27 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
09:30 - 12:00

Course starting Nov 2024

Starts 4 November 2024

Duration 27 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
09:30 - 12:00

About this course

Part Time