Are your English and maths skills holding you back? Do you need to improve your reading, writing or maths skills to start your dream career? Now is the time to take action as you can study a GCSE English or maths course at Wirral Met for free.

English and maths are essential life skills that will help you through life, in whatever career you choose. They are the building blocks in most businesses and widely sought after by universities, employers and apprenticeships. A solid grasp of English and maths will help propel your career prospects.

Numeracy and English are also used in all areas of our lives. Why not refresh your everyday skills to support your children with their homework or give you the confidence to go for that job promotion?

Whether English is your second language or you want to improve your native skills, Wirral Met has a course for you. Our courses are perfect if you want to improve your reading, writing and maths skills and progress on to different courses, employment or higher education. Last year, our adult achievements in GCSE English and maths were well above the national average.

We run courses from Entry Level to GCSE and with flexible day and evening classes available, based at our Conway Park Campus in Birkenhead which has great transport links by bus, train and car.

Case study poster of Helen Burns who enrolled in a functional maths course and is now working as a children's entertainer

Helen Burns, who owns her own business as a children’s party entertainer, enrolled on a Functional Maths course at Wirral Met as she was advised a maths qualification would be advantageous to help with her business accounts.

Mum of two Helen has now progressed to a more advanced course and is continuing to improve her skills. Helen said: “I decided to have a change of career when I had my two boys and couldn't afford to pay childcare. Now my new business is thriving and I’m still committed to furthering my education.”

We are holding three-week intensive pre-GCSE courses in June 2019 to help you brush up your skills ready for September. To find out more, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777.

If you’re an adult and earn less than £17,550 or £9 per hour, you can study on an English or maths GCSE course (level 2) for FREE, subject to eligibility.

Visit the English and Maths page for more information or contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777.


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