Why Stoke on Trent College?

Whatever your level of English or maths, we will have a course to suit you.  We offer both Functional Skills and GCSE courses in English and maths which are free to study if you don’t currently have a Grade C/4 already.  Whether you are a beginner, want to improve your skills for personal reasons or are looking to progress in your career or to university then we can assist you.

FREE Fast Track GCSE Programme

Looking to obtain a GCSE qualification in Summer 2022? Register your interest today for our BRAND NEW GCSE Fast Track programme!

  • Running for 1 week per month from February to May to prepare for the May/June exams. 
  • Full attendance would be needed for each week (24 hours per week), plus home study.
  • There will be an assessment at the end of each week.
  • The course is free to learners aged 19+ who do not already have a GCSE Grade C/4.

Find out more about our Maths & English courses

The English and maths courses are delivered by friendly and experienced tutors who will assess your starting point and then work with you on your chosen course to develop the skills you need.  Functional Skills English and maths focus on the core skills of the subjects such as letter writing and measuring areas for development, giving your transferable skills for work and life.  GCSE English and maths follow the curriculums set by the awarding bodies and gives you and in-depth knowledge of the subjects.

Your classes will take place weekly and you will be fully supported through a range of systems to make your experience in the college enjoyable.  You will have access to the internal college systems which will also help you with your learning journey and to achieve your goals.

Remember your course is FREE*.  We are here to support you to achieve.  Whatever your starting point and interest is, we will provide a friendly atmosphere in which to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Courses run on a variety of days and times

*Please note: Learners that have already achieved a Grade C/4 at GCSE level will have to pay a fee. 

I have found the English Functional Skills course very helpful for what I’m aiming towards in the future, which is to be a Gas/Plumbing Tutor.

The English course is very relaxed and it works perfectly for what I’m after, English wise, because it covers your everyday needs.

Matt Darlington

Functional Skills, English
Matt Darlington