English and Maths Skills | English and Maths Skills | Oldham Council
Sunday 11 December - online and telephone payments unavailable

Between 6am and 11am, our online and telephone payment systems will not be available, due to essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Our courses offer you to chance to refresh your English and maths skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications up to level 2.  

During all our courses, you will gain skills to improve your employment prospects at a pace and a time to suit you.

We offer a range of FREE English and maths courses from pre-entry to GCSE, both in the classroom and online, with live teaching on Microsoft Teams.

Our classroom and skills check sessions are held at Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, and other venues across the borough throughout the year.
Before joining a class, you will need to complete a skills check that will support you to access the right course and qualification.

Brush up on your English and maths skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications, from pre-entry level to GCSE`s

These will provide your stepping stone towards higher qualifications, in both English and Maths skills.


Select a Maths or English course

Improve your job opportunities

You could gain a qualification to help you get a job, progress in your career, or get into further education.

Or you may just want to improve your skills to help you with your day-to-day or family life. 

No access to a tablet or internet?

Using our digital equipment loan scheme, we may be able to support you by providing a tablet and data package subject to your personal circumstances.

Contact the Lifelong Learning Team to find out more.

Skills check session

If you're interested, please book a skills check session, to find the right course for you

To book a skills sesson please call:

  • Caroline: 0161 770 8020 or
  • Leanne: 0161 770 8019

Lauren Crewe – our English Level  2 learner, said:

'I started the English level 2 Functional Skills course, at the Lifelong Learning Centre in September. We started with socially distanced lessons and online learning through an app called Moodle. We also had video and virtual learning meetings to support our development.

I found this to be better for my learning experience, as being in a small group enabled more of us to form a good support network with the tutor and other students.

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The flexible learning pathway enabled me to complete my studies, alongside full-time employment in childcare.

After successfully passing the course, it created career opportunities and I am now starting a diploma in Associate Nursing at the University of Salford.

I would highly recommend this course through the Lifelong Learning Service'.

Dyslexia Classes at Lifelong Learning

We offer courses designed to help people who need a fuller understanding of dyslexia and how to incorporate new techniques for improving English skills

Below our course tutor David Bailey explains more about the programme

To find out more please call:

  • Caroline on 0161 770 8020 or
  • Leanne on 0161 770 8019
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