English and maths are key components of your study programme and are at the heart of every course in the college. We recognise that it may be a struggle sometimes, but they are designed to help you succeed in your main course and will help you bridge the gap to further study, apprenticeships or employment.
We use a wide range of online platforms, in-class activities and other tools to support and deliver your learning during lessons and outside of the classroom.
All Functional Skills and GCSE lessons are timetabled for 3 hours a week alongside your main course of study.
Some courses have entry requirements based on your English and maths qualifications. Please speak with a teacher or advisor during the enrolment process for your course or consult the relevant course page for further information.
Level 3 Core Maths is a qualification aimed at supporting learners on a range of main courses who are interested in progressing to higher education in the near future.
The qualification is a study of maths tools and techniques focusing on practical real-life applications in areas such as science, engineering, business and humanities. It focuses on critical skills and analysis using statistics, finance and other high-level techniques. It also enables you to use maths tools that you already master to solve a given problem using modelling.
Core Maths carries the same amount of UCAS points as an AS Level and many universities will reduce the entry requirements for a degree course if you are studying Core Maths alongside your main course. There are also pathways to Level 4 apprenticeship or work-based degrees.
If you have a grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and are studying a Level 3 course in one of the following areas, you will be enrolled on Level 3 Core Maths:
To remain on the course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment in week 4/5 and review your progress with teachers.