Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

English and Maths

Life Skills – English and Maths Courses for Adults 

Have you suddenly realised that English and Maths are a critical requirement and basic skill, not only in life but also for your career as well? The good news is, Cambridge Regional College appreciates this and is pleased to be able to offer courses designed specifically for adult learners.

“I just want to say how grateful I am for all the help and encouragement you have given me towards my GCSE exams.  They are something that I have been meaning to do for about 30 years and you have given me the confidence to do this.”

Many of our students have discovered that to progress to the next stage of their career, perhaps change career or even assist their family with homework, functional English and Maths skills are important and crucial in our everyday lives.

English and maths for adults is FREE to those who do not have GCSE in English or maths at grades 4-9 (or A*-C in previous grading system). 

Classes are available at various levels from beginners up to the equivalent of a GCSE Grade C. 

Classes are FREE and available throughout the week – see table below. To find out more information about the specific courses use the website course search.

Please note all classes will be delivered online via distance learning until December 2020 for the protection of our students and staff.

COURSE Course Code Location Start Date End Date Day of Week Start Time End Time
FS English CC Monday (AM) CA7ECAMM Cambridge Campus 07/09/2020 21/06/2021 MON 10:00 12:00
FS English CC Thursday (AM) CA7ECAMTH Cambridge Campus 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 10:00 12:00
FS English CC Thursday (Evening) CA9ECEVTH Cambridge Campus 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 18:00 20:00
FS English CC Thursday (PM) CA7ECPMTH Cambridge Campus 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 13:00 15:00
FS English CC Tuesday (AM) CA7ECAMTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 10:00 12:00
FS English CC Tuesday (Evening) CA9ECEVTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 18:00 20:00
FS English CC Tuesday (PM) CA7ECPMTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 13:00 15:00
FS English CC Wednesday (AM) CA7ECAMWE Cambridge Campus 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 10:00 12:00
FS English CC Wednesday (Evening) CA9ECEVWE Cambridge Campus 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 18:00 20:00
FS English CC Wednesday PM CA7ECPMWE Cambridge Campus 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 13:00 15:00
FS English Chatteris (Daytime) CA7ECHD Chatteris 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 09:30 11:00
FS English Deakin (Daytime AM) CA7EDEKAM Deakin Centre 11/09/2020 25/06/2021 FRI 08:30 10:00
FS English Deakin Daytime (PM) CA7EDEKPM Deakin Centre 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 15:00 16:30
FS English Ely (Daytime) CA7EELYD Ely 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 12:30 14:30
FS English Littleport (Evening) CA9ELPEV Littleport 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 18:00 20:00
FS English Littleport (Morning) CA7ELPAM Littleport 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 10:00 12:00
FS English Soham (Day) CA7ESOD Soham 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 13:00 15:00
FS English Soham (Evening) CA9ESOEV Soham 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 19:00 21:00
FS Maths CC Thursday (AM) CA7MCAMTH Cambridge Campus 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 10:00 12:00
FS Maths CC Thursday (Evening) CA9MCPMTH Cambridge Campus 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 18:00 20:00
FS Maths CC Tuesday (AM) CA7MCAMTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 10:00 12:00
FS Maths CC Tuesday (Evening) CA9MCEVTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 18:00 20:00
FS Maths CC Tuesday (PM) CA7MCPMTU Cambridge Campus 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 13:00 15:00
FS Maths CC Wednesday (Evening) CA9MCEVWE Cambridge Campus 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 18:00 20:00
FS Maths Chatteris (Daytime) CA7MCHD Chatteris 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 09:30 11:00
FS Maths Deakin Daytime (AM) CA7MDEKAM Deakin Centre 11/09/2020 25/06/2021 FRI 10:00 11:30
FS Maths Deakin Daytime (PM) CA7MDEKPM Deakin Centre 10/09/2020 24/06/2021 THU 15:00 16:30
FS Maths Ely (Daytime) CA7MELYD Ely 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 12:30 14:30
FS Maths Littleport (AM) CA7MLPAM Littleport 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 10:00 12:00
FS Maths Littleport (Evening) CA9MLPEV Littleport 09/09/2020 23/06/2021 WED 18:00 20:00
FS Maths Soham (Day) CA7MSOD Soham 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 13:00 15:00
FS Maths Soham (Evening) CA9MSOEV Soham 08/09/2020 22/06/2021 TUE 19:00 21:00

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer Functional Skills at Entry level, Level 1 and Level 2 and GCSE.

Edexcel for GCSE maths and Functional Skills L1 and L2
AQA for GCSE English
City and Guilds for Entry Level Functional Skills.

They are usually free for adults who do not already have a GCSE grade 4 or higher. If you do not qualify for the courses for free, we will advise you of the cost before you enrol onto the course.

A mandatory part of the application process is to attend the college and complete an assessment. This will include online and paper-based activities which will allow us to check your understanding of the subject you have applied for. We will use the results of the assessment to advise you of the most appropriate course.

Generally, we allow up to 1hr for each assessment. However, every applicant is different so some may use the full hour whilst others may complete the assessments more quickly. The assessments focus on the essential skills within each subject area such as spelling, punctuation, grammar and structure for English. The maths assessment focus on skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shapes, graphs, ratio, fractions. Both assessments include a section which assesses your level of understanding of English.

If you want to refresh your skills in preparation for the assessment you can use online resources or text books. BBC Bitesize is a good place to start.

Yes, there is an expectation that you are able to commit to attending all sessions. It is important that you have consistency in your attendance to enable us to support you in succeeding. If you are unable to attend classes regularly due to extenuating circumstances you need to discuss with your class tutor who will advise you your options.

There is no automatic progression you will be required to complete another assessment to ensure that you are provided with the correct advice and guidance on your next steps.

GCSE exams are usually in the Summer (May/June). We ask that students do not book holidays during these months. There are 3 exams for maths and 2 for English. The GCSE exam dates a published on the Government website, on the college website and notice boards around the campus. If you miss a GCSE exam it is unlikely that you will achieve a grade 4 overall.

Functional skills assessments are on-demand which means that you can be entered when your tutor and you think you are ready and have the skills required to pass. There is one assessment for maths and two for English.

More detail on the exams/assessment can be found on the qualification pages.

We do not accept external candidates, however if you check the website of the awarding organisation that you wish to sit with, they may be able to provide a list of providers who accept external candidates.

If English is not your first language you will complete a short additional assessment to determine if you have the English language skills required for GCSE and functional skills qualifications. The college offers ESOL qualifications which may be a more appropriate course to take prior to moving onto GCSE or functional skills.

Call 01223 418844 or email me@camre.ac.uk for more information.

If you are interested in studying English or Maths, please fill in your details below and we will contact you shortly. Thank you.

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