English and maths qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities. Gaining the essential skills and knowledge needed to operate confidently and effectively in every life and at work will help you progress to achieve your career goals.

During your time at Bury College, you will continue to develop your English and maths skills as part of your study programme. If you have not yet achieved a Grade 5 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your timetable to ensure that you have no barriers to your progression.

In order to achieve your English and maths qualifications, some students may need to complete GCSE study. These programmes will not only build your confidence but also improve your independence and have been designed to help you succeed in life after college.

For other students, you will need to complete Functional Skills study as a stepping stone to your GCSE studies. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you work towards will depend on the previous qualifications that you have achieved. During your Functional Skills studies you will develop skills in reading, writing and communication as well as core mathematical skills.

To help you successfully complete your English and maths qualifications you will be supported by experienced members of staff who will do all that they can to help you achieve your education goals, progress onto university and/or secure your dream career.

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