Employability, Maths & English

If you want to brush up on your Maths, English and add to your CV, choosing a course from our range of Employability, Maths and English department couldn’t be easier. You'll gain valuable skills for everyday life and job applications whilst achieving a nationally recognised qualification.

Achieving a qualification in Maths or English will help you to get a job, get promoted and give your children guidance with their homework. The qualifications are accredited by City & Guilds and NCFE and the process is free, flexible and designed for adults.

Our range of FREE short courses and qualifications for individuals currently out of work that could lead to jobs as well as developing skills that are attractive to potential employers.

These courses will suit you if:

  • You want to refresh your Maths or English skills
  • You need Level 2 (GCSE A*-C grade or equivalent) Maths or English to access a job or a course
  • You didn’t get a grade C or above in your GCSEs

You can gain the qualifications at the following levels:
Entry Level 3 - A stepping-stone to the higher levels of study
Level 1 - Equivalent to a GCSE D - G grade
Level 2 - Equivalent to a GCSE A* - C grade

Courses include:

  • Functional English Entry Level
  • Functional English Level 1
  • Functional English Level 2
  • Functional Maths Entry Level
  • Functional Maths Level 1
  • Functional Maths Level 2

The first step is an initial assessment usually using a computer and takes around an hour. Your teacher will then work with you to prepare an Individual Learning Plan and choose the level of learning that suits you, from complete beginner right up to Level 2. Your plan will also contain targets so that you can decide the speed at which you want to learn and the topics you need to cover. You can then take as many practice tests as you like and when you feel ready you take the test for real.

You can take the test at Tyne Metropolitan College, Coast Road Campus.

Employability courses

TyneMet College is now offering a wide range of FREE short courses and qualifications for individuals currently out of work that could lead to jobs. These employability courses help individuals to hone their CV and covering letter writing skills as well as explaining how to access online systems to search for jobs and apprenticeship opportunities as well as helping them to understand how to navigate digital application forms and online benefits.

The training is fully funded for those individuals in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or other state benefits and for those who are actively seeking work.

Many of these courses are also ideal for those wanting an introduction to working on a computer, including how to use websites, email and how to create and manage files.

Our Maths, English and Employability courses run across the year at various times to suit your work and lifestyle commitments.

After a few sessions you will build skills and confidence on your path to a qualification that is recognised by colleges, employers and universities.

Some of our Higher Education and Higher Level Skills courses have entry requirements that include Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, such as GCSE grade C or above. If you don’t already have those qualifications, TyneMet can help you gain them.


We aren't currently running any Employability, Maths & English courses, if you would like to express your interest in studying a Employability, Maths & English course at TyneMet please contact our Gateway Team on 0191 229 5000.

Like to know more?

If you have any questions about studying Employability, Maths & English at TyneMet, contact one of our friendly student advisors on 0191 229 5000 or enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk

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