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News: Maths is a core skill that can help us with every­day life and you can study it for free!

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Research sug­gests that 49% of the work­ing adult pop­u­la­tion in the UK have the numer­a­cy lev­el expect­ed of pri­ma­ry school chil­dren and over 17 mil­lion adults admit to strug­gling with basic maths.

Did you know, if you are aged 19+ and don’t already hold a maths qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you can study them for free with us?

Functional Maths:

Our Func­tion­al Maths and Eng­lish cours­es devel­op skills of a func­tion­al nature to allow stu­dents to feel more com­fort­able in han­dling every­day Eng­lish and Maths sit­u­a­tions and lead towards a nation­al­ly recog­nised qualification.

We have Func­tion­al Maths cours­es start­ing through­out the year, and if you want to up-skill even fur­ther, we have lots of options for you to progress fur­ther includ­ing GCSE Maths.

GCSE Maths:

GCSE maths not only gives you the numer­a­cy skills you’ll need for life, it is your gold­en tick­et to apply for oth­er cours­es, appren­tice­ships and jobs – hav­ing a 4/C or above at GCSE maths is now a stan­dard requirement.

If you have been a UK res­i­dent for 3 years and not already achieved GCSE at Grade 4/C or above, you will not have to pay any tuition fees.


Are you look­ing to take your maths skills to the next lev­el and con­sid­er a career in account­ing? Our AAT Advanced Diplo­ma in Account­ing is being offered as part of the Government’s Nation­al Skills Fund which means the major­i­ty of adult learn­ers, aged 19+ can study for free!

Hear from for­mer stu­dent Reza who used AAT Account­ing cours­es at Not­ting­ham Col­lege to get qual­i­fied, and now he runs an accoun­tan­cy business!

Reza at his desk with his work and calculator

My Account­ing tutor always sup­port­ed me and guid­ed me. He also helped me and the oth­er stu­dents to find the best next steps, for exam­ple to move from Lev­el 3 to Lev­el 4 and then get a licence. He was always help­ful and we chat­ted about the future and jobs. 

Anoth­er good thing about Not­ting­ham Col­lege is that they con­sid­ered my inter­na­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions and my skills and expe­ri­ence to help me progress. 

So, in quite a short time I’ve got the qual­i­fi­ca­tions I need to work as a pro­fes­sion­al. I have also devel­oped my com­mu­ni­ca­tion and tech­ni­cal skills and start­ed my own business. 


Adult Learning at Nottingham College

Whether you’re look­ing to learn some­thing new, upskill, return to edu­ca­tion, or train for a new career, we’re here to help.

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  • 12th May 2022 (1:01 PM)
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