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English and Maths

Whether you are looking to brush-up on the basics, grow your confidence, or gain a qualification, our English and maths courses give you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to succeed.

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English and maths are so important for modern life.  GoLearn will provide you with the support you need to achieve your goals, from Functional Skills to GCSE… and everything in between! 

  • Our English courses will help you to develop your reading skills, improve your writing, and become more confident in speaking. 
  • Our Maths courses can help you feel more confident in working with numbers and solving problems. Whether you are helping with your child’s homework, calculating your household budget, or tackling data at work, we have something to support everyone  

If you need more information, or want to discuss our Better Mental Health courses you can: visit our Learning Centres in-person, or contact us on the details below.

  • 0800 988 0308
  • adult.learning@leics.gov.uk
  • If you do not feel able to get in contact with us yourself, you can ask a friend, family member or support worker to make first contact on your behalf.
  • Information, advice, and guidance is available during our longer courses to support you to identify your next steps which might include continuing your learning journey with further courses, volunteering, or employment.

GCSE Courses

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PreGCSE - Maths or English

This is a short course to help inform and prepare you for a FULL GCSE course. It runs between 3 to 4 weeks depending on the time in the academic year. You will learn what topics are in the GCSE course; experience a taste of a few of these; learn when and how the exams are set; the levels within the GCSE and expectations from both you and us. You will be better informed and prepared to move forward with your GCSE study or look at alternative courses.

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GCSE English

This one year course is designed to prepare you for the AQA GCSE English Language qualification. You will cover a variety of writing styles, including non-fiction and creative writing, works from several major writers with well-established critical reputations and various speaking and listening activities.

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GCSE Maths

This one-year GCSE Maths course will prepare you for the AQA GCSE Mathematics 8300 qualification. It has 87 guided learning hours which equates to approximately 33 weeks. Whilst on the course, you’ll study: Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; and Probability and Statistics. At the end of the course, you’ll sit three exams – two calculator and one non-calculator paper. It sounds daunting, but our intensive course is designed to help you cover all topic areas!

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Foundation and Functional Skills Courses

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Foundation English

The course is aimed at learners who wish to enrol on GCSE English in September 2025. The is an opportunity for learners to be entered for English, Functional Skills Level 2 if they do not hold this qualification. Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded throughout your course in a number of ways: For example: Practical tasks; Written and verbal feedback from your tutor; Learner diary; Mock exams; Exam results from exams in June; No coursework is involved; Homework; and from your engagement with your tutor and classmates on the course in the sessions.

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Foundation Maths

The course is aimed at learners who wish to enrol on GCSE Maths in September 2025. The is an opportunity for learners to be entered for Maths, Functional Skills Level 2 if they do not hold this qualification. Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded throughout your course in a number of ways: For example: Practical tasks; Written and verbal feedback from your tutor; Learner diary; Mock exams; Exam results from exams in June; No coursework is involved; Homework; and from your engagement with your tutor and classmates on the course in the sessions.

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Everyday Maths

The course will help you to develop confidence to develop confidence in the use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills to solve mathematical problems or carry out tasks in everyday practical contexts and the world of work. The Functional Skills Maths course leads to a qualification for work, study and life in general. It develops the mathematical skills you need to solve problems in the workplace and to help you with everyday tasks like shopping, personal finance, DIY, helping children with homework and other real-life situations.

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English & Maths - Functional Skills Preparation

The preparation course is designed to allow learners to gain an insight into the Functional Skills Level 1/Level 2 courses. It is for learners who are interested in completing Level 1 or Level 2 with us and want to find out a bit more about the course. It is an 8-week course. The course will allow you to increase your confidence in the course content. You will be in a small class of adults of a similar ability, be supported to build upon your existing skills and learn new skills.

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English - Functional Skills

You will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan based on your interests and needs. The course will help you to develop confidence and skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course activities and materials will link to everyday life and work experiences.

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Maths - Functional Skills

The course will help you to develop confidence to develop confidence in the use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills to solve mathematical problems or carry out tasks in everyday practical contexts and the world of work. The Functional Skills Maths course leads to a qualification for work, study and life in general. It develops the mathematical skills you need to solve problems in the workplace and to help you with everyday tasks like shopping, personal finance, DIY, helping children with homework and other real-life situations.

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