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Maths and English

The Adult Maths & English department offers a range of high quality teaching options to suit all expectations and lifestyles. Whether you left education early or didn’t get the grades, we are on hand to help you achieve success.

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Apply for a GCSE or Functional Skills course in English or Maths

Improving your English and maths skills can help you in so many ways, from finding employment to improving your earning potential. We can provide you with the tools to successfully communicate an idea or opinion or divide a restaurant bill amongst friends!

Our students will be provided with their own folder, equipment pouch and a revision guide – to encourage and support independent learning. Every learner will also receive tailored support throughout their studies.

Our classes are small, friendly groups of like-minded people and our experienced tutors are keen to help you do as much as you feel possible. We are there to help you succeed!

You can take different levels of qualification from entry level to Level 1, 2 and GCSE. 

We have developed new online courses and blended delivery options with the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of everything we do.

You can choose to join a Functional skills programme in a classroom across all our centres or online with an experienced Maths or English tutor.

We also offer GCSE programmes at our University and Professional Development Centre in Bury St Edmunds where support can be given from centres closer to your location, however, you will be expected to attend face-to-face classes in Bury St Edmunds where your Lecturer can offer tailored support. Alternatively, if you are confident with technology and have the necessary equipment you can join our online GCSE classes.

Classes run daytime or evenings at centres throughout Suffolk, therefore you can choose which course best suits your needs.

Functional Skills or GCSE

If you have not studied for a while, we will often suggest doing a 16-week functional skills course before moving on to GCSE. We will do an initial assessment with you before the course starts and this will guide us as to your current level of knowledge. We want you to succeed and believe for some learners it is better to take a little longer and refresh the basics to achieve your ultimate goal.

Online Maths and English

Online Maths & English classes are delivered by exceptional lecturers who have the knowledge and experience to create amazing and engaging virtual classrooms to enable you to learn and progress from anywhere.

If you are wishing to join one of our Online Maths & English classes, then you need to ensure you meet the criteria for Remote Invigilated exams.

In order to complete your assessment, you will need:

  • A private quiet space, where you will not be interrupted
  • You have no food on your desk
  • A clear workspace, free from unauthorised items
  • Stable internet connection
  • Laptop or PC with working webcam, speakers, and microphone
  • A second device that has the Proctor Exam App installed

For more information about the Remote Invigilated exam requirements please follow the below link:

RI-Learner-Guidance-Instructions.pdf (

If you are unable to meet the above requirements, then you will need to apply for one of our Centre-Based Maths & English classes.