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English and maths

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English and maths are key skills that are required by most employers and higher-level courses. 

We know that not everybody finds these subjects easy, and we understand that. Together we will make sure that English and maths will never be a barrier for you again.

Once you apply for Functional Skills English or maths, you will be invited to attend an Induction Day at the College where we will work with you to find out your current level of study, take a campus tour and receive your timetable.

Functional Skills and GCSE courses are in the Level 2 drop down menu.

Students come to us to get those "magic key" English and maths qualifications that will open doors to their futures. We know that our students can arrive with mixed feelings about these subjects, so our job is to create a safe and welcoming space to develop confidence as well as these essential skills.  When you come to study with us, you will be supported to start at the right level for you and to progress at your own pace to succeed

Ruth North Lead Tutor, English and Maths

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Most jobs require you to have Level 2 in English and Maths. These qualifications are important in jobs that are most employable in the South and West Yorkshire Regions such as Education and Health and Social Care sector.

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“I am enjoying being back in education - learning, meeting awsome people and getting my confidence back.” - Craig

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Great tutors for Maths, and all the staff are helpful and friendly.

Staying residential at Northern College gave me time to breathe. Most of the learning would come about when talking with others, over meals and our free time. Walking in the garden before breakfast is inspirational.

Absolutely beautiful place to learn, stunning scenery to help set you at ease with staff and tutors that go above and beyond. I can't express how much Northern College has helped me.

Absolutely loved my time at Northern College and would recommend to everyone as it's the best thing I did.

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