City : Learning Curve : English and Maths
Why are These Skills so Important?
All employers will expect you to have some English and Maths skills and many will want you to have at least a Level 2 or GCSE grade C in these subjects.
Don't Panic! If you don't have English and Maths skills at level 1 or level 2, there are options available to you - check the information on how you can improve your Maths and English on GOV UK.
Most courses up to Level 2 are government funded.
Having a Level 2 Qualification means that you will be confident in everyday reading, writing, and maths. Improving your skills in these areas will help you get ahead in your job or even get a new job.
Improving your English and Maths can open up a new world of opportunities to you, and most courses take place in a friendly and supportive learning environment!
Local English and Maths courses
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group covers Windsor College, Langley College, and Strodes College and they all offer a variety of English and Maths courses - make sure to check their website for up to date course information.
You may also be able to get help with your English and Maths from the Community Learning and Skills Service at Slough Borough Council. They offer a variety of free courses to Slough Borough residents.
Finally, Bracknell and Wokingham College is not too far from Slough and offers a wide range of courses, including GCSE and A Level Maths and English.
Other useful links
- BBC Skillwise has some useful (and free) online resources.
- National Numeracy is a charity dedicated to improving mathematical skills.
- Pearson provide free, easy to download practice papers.
- The National Careers Service offer careers advice to help you find the right path. If you're 13+ and living in England, you can chat to an advisor online from 8am - 10pm.