City : Learning Slopes : English and Maths
Why are these skills so important?
All employers will expect you to have some English and Maths skills and many will expect you to have at least a Level 2 or GCSE grade C in these subjects.
Having a Level 2 Qualification means that you will be confident in everyday reading, writing and maths. Most courses up to Level 2 are government funded. Improving your skills in these areas will help you get ahead in your job or even get a new job.
If you want to improve your skills in Maths and English then there are classes available with Bracknell & Wokingham College where you can develop your skills in a friendly and comfortable environment. Improving your English and Maths can open up a new world of opportunities to you, and the tutors offer praise and encouragement to support your progress.
‘Most employers look for Level 2 in English and Maths. This level of ability also allows you to manage day to day life with reading, writing and calculations.’
‘Add this to your action plan if you haven’t achieved this yet. This may be something you can achieve quite quickly through a ‘fast track’ course or you may need to start from the beginning and attend courses for at least a year before sitting exams.’
‘You will need to complete an assessment with your choice of learning provider to decide what course you need to do before getting you into the right class.’
‘Most English and Maths courses up to Level 2 are funded by the government which means they are free to you if you don’t already have a level 2 qualification.’
Bracknell & Wokingham College provides classes in English and Maths at all levels including GCSE's
Other useful links for nation-wide support
The BBC has some useful (and free) online resources
National Numeracy is a charity dedicated to improving mathematical skills
Edexcel provides practice tests online