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Do you have a lot to offer, but think your English and maths might be letting you down? Here at CONEL College, we have several courses to help you succeed.

From Entry Level to GCSE, our tutors will offer you one-to-one support to help you reach your goals, whether as part of an apprenticeship or vocational course, or as a standalone qualification.

Many of our students take their qualifications alongside their main courses to give them the skills they need to support their studies.

Whatever your English or maths level, we can help you to build the foundations for a promising future. 

Functional Skills English and maths equip learners with the practical, transferable skills, knowledge and understanding in order to progress and succeed in education, work and life.  Problem solving is at the heart of Functional Skills and the skills you will learn enable you to:

  • Apply your knowledge and understanding to everyday life, in the workplace and in other real life situations.
  • Engage competently and confidently with others
  • Solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations
    Develop personally and professionally

Our English and maths apprenticeships and courses

The School of English and Maths offers progression from Entry Level to GCSE. All our courses are taught with a variety of approaches in mind, designed to make your learning experience the best it can be.

We offer courses in the following areas:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Functional Skills

Benefits of studying English and maths at CONEL College

Studying English or Maths at CONEL College yields the following benefits:

  • Coaching sessions and half-term revision workshops are held to help students prepare for their exams.
  • Teaching on maths courses is praised by students as “very good”, thanks to our tutors’ ability to explain and illustrate topics in an engaging manner.
  • Many students who have attained a grade C or above have secured university places.

    Functional Skills are a mandatory element in apprenticeships as well as being stand-alone qualifications in their own right at Entry Level 1-3, Level 1 and Level 2. 

    There are many reasons you may wish to embark on an English or maths course: entry into employment; career progression; career change; acceptance onto a vocational course; personal satisfaction; build your self-esteem or to help your child with their homework. Whatever the reason, come to CONEL College to start your journey.

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Karima Wiar

Karima was described as an inspirational student who worked extremely hard during the year despite English not being her first language. She was praised by her tutors for her positive...

Spiros Dimoulis

A deaf student, Spiros achieved Functional Skills in English Level 1. His tutors praised his fantastic attitude, adding that Spiros would never give up until his grammar was correct. They...

Dan Brooks

Daniel’s hard work and determination saw him attain a grade A in GCSE English. He showed a positive outlook toward his studies and always worked to the best of his...

Saima Ahmed

My teachers supported and motivated me to do the best I can, and I don’t think I could’ve done it without them. My hard work paid off and I got...

Mary Aninwoya

The College was excellent. When I started I never thought I would get the results I did, but was very determined and self-motivated, but I couldn’t have done it without...

Florence Durojaiye

I passed my GCSE English while also studying a Specialist Diploma in Teaching Disabled Students. My English tutor was great and very supportive all the way, which made me even...

Anna Akenten

My tutor was fantastic. He was very patient and teaches very well. I put in plenty of practice, but I wouldn’t have got a B without him. I am so...

Masoumeh Mousavi Kharf

The College was great. My teacher was very positive and made the subject relevant and interesting. He encouraged me and believed I could do it and get into university. I...

Basia Quigley

Everyone at the College is very nice and it has great resources. My tutor was very motivational and pushed us all to achieve and I got an A*. He also...

Tanicka Thomas

Tanicka's commitment and attitude towards the course have been outstanding. Her punctuality was exemplary and her hard work and dedication were a great example to her peers. Tanicka wishes to...

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Audrey Lakeman

At my initial test it was clear to my teachers that I had strong potential but I needed to work on my English skills. I enrolled on Entry Level 1 for English and maths and progressed to Entry 2 and 3. - After doing well at English and Maths Functional Skills Level 2, she went on to take her GCSEs, she took the exam achieving a B.

Audrey Lakeman English and Maths Level 1

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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