City : Learning Curve : English and Maths

Learning Curve

Why are these skills so important?


All employers will expect you to have some English and Maths skills so improving your skills in these areas will help you get ahead in your job, or even get a new job!

Employers will expect you to have at least Level 2 Functional Skills (GCSE Standard) in English and Maths.


The Community Learning and Skills Service offer a wide range of qualifications to skill up residents from Slough Windsor and Maidenhead. We offer awards and qualifications in English and maths, from beginners level up to Level 2, that can be taken in a short period or spread over a whole year.

Learners gain a nationally recognised qualification endorsed by Cambridge or Ascentis. During an assessment session a tutor will discuss your current level in English and/or maths and you will be offered a class immediately. We currently have classes running at Thomas Gray Centre in Slough, the Britwell Community Centre, Riverside Children’s Centre in Maidenhead and Maidenhead Central Library. All tutors are fully qualified, who will support you to progress and achieve your goals. Contact us for further information on 01753 476611


‘Most employers look for Level 2 in English and Maths. This level of ability also allows you to manage day to day life with reading, writing and calculations.’ 

‘Add this to your action plan if you haven’t achieved this yet. This may be something you can achieve quite quickly through a ‘fast track’ course or you may need to start from the beginning and attend courses for at least a year before sitting exams.’

‘You will need to complete an assessment with your choice of learning provider to decide what course you need to do before getting you into the right class.’

‘Most English and Maths courses up to Level 2 are funded by the government which means they are free to you if you don’t already have a level 2 qualification.’

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