English and maths are vital skills we all need to develop and keep using throughout life. Almost every job requires the ability to communicate and use numbers confidently. Despite this, adult literary and numeracy skills in the UK are surprisingly low.
According to the National Literacy Trust, the latest available data for England suggests that a staggering 1 in 6 adults in England (16.4% or 7.1 million people) have very poor literacy skills. Likewise, figures from National Numeracy reveal roughly 4 in 5 adults have a low level of numeracy.
Brushing up on your English and maths skills may not only improve your health and wellbeing, but also your employment prospects and earning.
With this in mind, Warrington & Vale Royal College are offering FREE English and maths courses starting in September.
Courses include GCSE English, GCSE Maths, ‘Improve your English’ and ‘Improve your maths’.
GCSE English and GCSE Maths are free if students do not already have a grade 4/C or above at GCSE, and all courses are taught across both the college’s Warrington and Winsford campuses at varying times throughout the day.
The college is also offering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses for those whose first language is not English and whom wish to improve their English skills. ESOL courses are FREE* to students on a low income, claiming benefits or in receipt of Universal Credit.
Improve your employability skills and boost your earning potential today. To find out more and to enrol on a course, call 01925 494 400 or visit wvr.ac.uk.