English & Maths

If you don’t have a Level 2 qualification or a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) in English or Maths, you can work towards a Functional Skills qualification at a level appropriate for you.

You will learn in a small group in weekly workshops, which last around two and a half hours. We teach in venues across North Tyneside, and these free courses are available both daytime and evenings.  The courses run for up to 30 weeks depending on your personal learning plan.

You can also study GCSE English or Maths which starts in September, but you can prepare for this by enrolling on a functional skills class which run throughout the summer. Our GCSE classes are delivered over 30 weeks, in the evening.

If you would like to brush up your English or Maths skills but don’t want to sit an exam, we have a range of opportunities including:

  • Personalised coaching through our Multiply or Word Up programmes, contact our team to find out more.
  • Creative writing classes, find out more here.
  • A range of Multiply courses including gardening, cookery and DIY, find out more here.
English and maths skills boostersWeeklyDaily9.15am to 11.45am

1pm to 3.30pm




North Shields

Tues / Wed6pm to 8.30pmNorham


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Anyone needing help with speaking, listening to, reading or writing English can join a class at their level and work towards ESOL qualifications.

We offer a range of conversation clubs across the area.

To see how we can help, call us on 0191 643 2288 or text ENGLISH to 60002.

We will invite you to an advice session and help you to find a class near you.

ESOL Advice and guidanceWeeklyTuesday



12.30pm to 2.30pm

10am to 12pm

1pm to 2.30pm


North Shields


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