Are you looking for functional skills maths and English courses for free? You can boost your maths and English skills with a government-funded course at the WEA. If you are over 19 and don’t have an English or maths GCSE at C or Grade 4, then you can study for free.  

Why should I do a level 2 in English and maths?

Not having a level 2 in English and maths can hold you back. In many cases, you will need it for apprenticeships or to get a job. Maybe you want to ace your GCSE retakes but the idea of going back to school fills you with dread. Or you want a level 2 qualification but you don’t want to do GCSEs again. This is where the WEA comes in.  

We’re not like a school, we’re adult learning specialists. Our English and maths functional skills classes help you build on the skills that you use every day. We make our courses fun and easy to learn. 

Functional skills in maths and English are like getting a C or grade 4 in GCSE. Passing your level 2 qualification will give you new opportunities. You'll boost your skills in speaking, listening and communication with our English functional skills. With our maths functional skills, you'll learn important skills such as handling information and data or measuring shape and space. These are skills you can use in work and everyday life. 

Is level 2 functional skills right for me?

We know not everyone is ready to jump into a level 2 qualification. That is why we also offer level 1 functional skills maths and English courses too. 

Before you do a course with us, you’ll take a quick skills check to work out the best level for you. This isn’t an exam, it’s simply to check that you start at the best place for you. Once you have completed level 1, you can still do level 2 functional skills in maths and English for free. 

Can I do functional maths and English level 2 online?

Yes! As well as classes in a community venue near you, we also offer our Level 1 and Level 2 functional skills courses as online classes.  You’ll still get the same fantastic tutor support, but you can do it from the comfort of your home.

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Functional Skills English

Get an English qualification to help you access a variety of work and study options. Functional skills courses in English teach you to read, write, and communicate confidently in English. Functional skills English isn’t like learning English at school. This is an English course for adults created by adults. Develop practical English skills by learning language in context.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000004
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Maths

Gain a GCSE-equivalent qualification with this functional skills maths course. Learn maths skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. Functional maths courses also support you in everyday situations. Learn maths as an adult and enjoy the experience. Functional maths helps you develop practical maths skills in context. Understand how numeracy skills can assist you in a job or your personal life. This functional skills maths course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples. It’s ideal for you if you would like to gain a GCSE-equivalent maths qualification.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000006
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Get Ready for Functional Maths Entry Level 2

Are you preparing for an Entry Level 2 functional skills course in maths? If so, this course can help to prepare you to study. Set yourself up for success studying adult maths with this preparation course. Get ready courses help you learn maths at your own pace. This course gives you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for Entry Level 2 maths. This is an introductory maths course for people who are looking to progress to Entry Level 2 functional skills courses. It is a non-accredited adult maths course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 09/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Zaynab Al Hakeem
Course code:
Q00017250
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for Functional Maths (Entry Level 3)

Set yourself up for success with an Entry level 3 functional skills in maths. This get ready course helps you prepare to tackle entry 3 maths with confidence. The essential maths skills you’ll learn will help you get your qualification and serve you in everyday life. Get ready courses help you learn maths at your own pace. The idea of this course is to give you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for entry level 3 maths. This is a preparatory maths course for people who are looking to progress to entry 3 functional skills courses. It is a non-accredited adult maths course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 09/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Zaynab Al Hakeem
Course code:
Q00017262
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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12 months
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Functional Skills Qualification in English (Level 1)

Develop skills to help you read, write, and communicate in English with confidence. Improved language skills open doors to work and study opportunities and help you learn key skills for employment. Level 1 functional skills courses are not like learning English at school. They’re created by adults for adults, and aim to teach you practical English skills through real-life situations. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills level 1 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 11/09/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Location:
The Salvation Army Church & Community Ce
13 Church Street
Louth
LN11 9BS
Course code:
Q00017412
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Pre-Entry English: Functional skills English for work

Do you want to feel empowered and confident using English in your professional setting? This course is designed for anyone who wants to take their communication skills to the next level. You will: Develop a strong foundation in business English vocabulary and grammar. Practice writing clear and concise emails, reports, and presentations. Master the art of delivering impactful presentations and participating effectively in meetings. Build confidence in negotiating, giving feedback, and handling difficult conversations. Through interactive activities, role-plays, and real-world case studies, you'll gain the practical skills you need to succeed in today's global workplace. By the end of this course, you'll be able to communicate clearly and confidently with colleagues, clients, and superiors, making a strong impression and advancing your

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Fri 01/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Jane Reed
Course code:
Q00016524
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £103.60

Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)

Take your maths skills to the next level to help you with work or study opportunities. Adult maths teaches you practical numeracy skills for everyday life. This entry 3 functional skills maths course offers a practical way to learn maths as an adult. Functional skills maths courses aren’t like studying maths at school. You’ll learn maths in context. Develop maths skills to face real-life situations such as organising your personal budget or applying discounts when shopping. This entry 3 functional maths course is right for you if you want to enhance your maths skills to work or study. It can help you learn essential maths skills employers look for. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 28/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Humera Mehrban
Course code:
Q00015512
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Level 1)

Work towards GCSE-level maths skills with this functional skills level 1 course. Progress your maths skills to help you access work and study opportunities. Functional maths improves your numeracy skills through real-life situations. Learn maths in context. Develop practical maths skills to help you in everyday situations such as organising your personal budget or applying discounts when shopping. This level 1 functional skills maths course can help you get a GCSE-equivalent qualification in maths. You’ll learn practical maths skills employers look for. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 13/09/2024 -
Fri 29/11/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Humera Mehrban
Course code:
Q00015513
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Get Ready for Functional Skills English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This get ready for entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for and prepare to progress onto our accredited Entry Level 3 functional Skills qualification. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Tue 19/11/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Norton Hall Children & Family Centre (Bi
Norton Hall Women & Childrens
Ralph Road
Birmingham
B8 1NA
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00015686
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
£150.00

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Level 1)

Develop skills to help you read, write, and communicate in English with confidence. Improved language skills open doors to work and study opportunities and help you learn key skills for employment. Level 1 functional skills courses are not like learning English at school. They’re created by adults for adults, and aim to teach you practical English skills through real-life situations. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills level 1 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 18/11/2024
Times:
9:15am - 11:15am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00015514
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free