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Everyday skills in maths and English

Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021

Do you want to improve your reading, writing or maths skills? We have the solution. Exciting new free online courses for anyone who wants to get inspired and brush up on their everyday skills in maths and English.

They are designed to allow you to study alongside your busy work–life commitments and develop your maths and English skills at a pace that suits you. 

The topics are all relevant to work–life skills and you will improve your communication and numeracy skills whilst learning how to apply them to your everyday home and work life. These courses are great for anyone looking to upskill for promotion, to support children with their homework or anyone studying for personal advancement or as part of an apprenticeship. 

Enrolling on any of these courses will give you the opportunity to earn an Open University digital badge. The badge is a great way to demonstrate your interest in the subject.

These courses also serve as good preparation for Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.

If you are studying in Wales, learn about the formal Essential Skills qualification.


Study online for Functional Skills qualifications with the National Extension College

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Functional Skills qualifications are required for many apprenticeships and vocational qualifications. The National Extension College provides interactive online learning courses which prepare you to take Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English at levels 1 and 2. With tutor support, assignment marking and past papers included, these important qualifications can help you achieve your goals.

Enrol from £395:







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