Functional Skills Maths &/or English – Level 1 & 2

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Do you need a maths or English qualification to improve your CV, get into college/further education or improve your job prospect?

Do you need a maths or English qualification to improve your CV, get into college/further education or improve your chances of getting a job? If so, City College can help you gain the skills you need to obtain a nationally recognised qualification.

Whether you need maths, English or both, these FREE courses can be completed in just 30 weeks. We can also offer extra support and classes if you require.

Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 available.

Why come to City College?

  • No entry requirements
  • Class sizes of between 5-15 students, our tutors spend more time with our students
  • Support given if required such as 1-2-1 tutoring, extra classes
  • Employability Skills delivered to all students, possibility of work placements, CV writing, interview preperation
  • Choice to complete either functional skills or GCSE’s alongside your qualification
  • Friendly environment, no tolerance to bullying policy
  • On site gym


Functional Skills in English &/or Maths

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements however a good understanding of Maths & English is required but support throughout the course can be given.

You must have a keen and enthusiastic attitude to work and learn.

You will be required to complete the college’s initial assessments in Maths and English

Age Restriction


Assessment & Achievements

All units are assessed through a variety of methods culminating in the building of a portfolio of evidence containing written assignments, presentations, and other evidence.  The portfolio is supported by a number of tests, which are set and marked by the Awarding Body.  Assignments are staged throughout the duration of the course via an Assessment Plan.  Portfolio’s are internally assessed and internally moderated by City College Nottingham, and then externally moderated

Length of Course

This course is delivered over 30 weeks, however, in addition to attendance in class, learners are expected to devote enough additional time as necessary for self-study, research and assignment writing, in order to complete the course successfully.

Detailed timetables will be provided on course commencement

You will be required to attend 2 evenings  a week between 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


1 day a week, for 4 hours

Start Date

Classes commence in September, January & other dates depending on numbers

City College Nottingham, Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2NR


Free for anyone aged between  16-18

Free for any eligible candidates who do not have GCSE English/Maths or who have GCSE English/Maths score D or below, or has already completed and obtained a Functional skills qualification under the level they would like.

For candidates who are not eligible for fee remission, the cost will be £350 for each qualification.


Any Level 2/3 Diploma/course
Access to HE course


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Nottingham Campus

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