English and Maths
If you are looking to update or improve your CV and your job prospects, our free part-time Functional Skills and GCSE courses are a great opportunity to gain valuable qualifications in a dedicated adult learning environment.
Our courses are lively, intensive and rewarding and most importantly very different to how it would have been taught in your school years. Working alongside your peers in sociable settings enables a more enjoyable and richer experience, engaging in positive discussions and focusing on achieving those all-important grades.
You will be required to attend a pre-course assessment that will give an indication as to whether the one year GCSE is right for you, or whether an English or Maths course first would be more suitable to prepare you for a GCSE course at a later date.
Functional Skills are the essential English and Maths skills vital for adults to participate in life, learning and work. Our courses provide you with good communication and number literacy and the ability to use these skills in everyday situations, with classes operating during the day and evening in accessible venues across Oxfordshire.
Before joining a programme, you will have a short 1:1 interview with us so that we can assess your level and make sure you enrol on the best course for you.
Contact us on 01235 555 585 to book an assessment at a time that’s convenient to you.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our ESOL courses are for anyone resident or permanently settled in the UK who does not have English as their main language. These courses will help you to improve all your English language skills – spoken as well as reading and writing in English. You can develop the skills you need for work, for training and study, to use public services and to be more independent in an English-speaking environment.
Courses are available from Entry Level 1 (Beginner) to Level 2 (GCSE standard)and take place during the week in the morning, afternoon, twilight and evening. We have classes in Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Bicester, and Witney. Courses are part-time for 15 weeks starting in September and then again in February, and at the end of our ESOL programmes learners are encouraged to progress onto Functional Skills and GCSE English awards.
Upcoming January and February 2018 assessment dates:
Abingdon campus: 2pm on 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February
Witney campus: 10am on 19, 26 January and 2 February
Oxford (The Union): 10am on 15, 22, 29 January and 5 February.
ESOL courses cost £120 for a 15 week course but are free to learners on JSA/ESA, or on other income-based benefits if unemployed. Before joining a programme, you will have a short 1:1 interview with us so that we can assess your level – whilst we cannot guarantee you a place, we will do our best to find a course that is the right level for you. Contact us on 01235 555 585 to book an assessment.
English, Maths & ESOL in Family Learning
Family Learning is for parents and carers who want to improve their English, maths or ESOL skills along with their children in a variety of fun and engaging ways and as part of a group. Qualifications range from Entry to Level 2, and you can find out more about Family Learning here.