English and maths play a key role in your study programme at Bradford College.

English and maths are key skills that you will require if you want:

  • To progress onto higher levels of Further Education
  • To progress onto Higher Education
  • To improve your employment opportunities
  • Better job security

If you plan to go on to university most will require you to have a Level 2 qualification in English and maths. If you intend on going straight into employment then English and maths qualifications are just as important, as many employers talk about their workers not having the right level of communication or number skills.

Your study programme

Whatever your area of study, our aim is to help you achieve your full potential. Don't worry if you don't meet the exact entry requirements. We'll consider your personal circumstances and find the study programme that's right for you.

English and/or maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade 4/C or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Make sure you attend, revise, and pass.

English and Maths Workshops

We want you to thrive and progress whilst at Bradford College. The English Workshop is situated on the third floor of the David Hockney Building and the Maths Workshop is on the fifth floor.

If you are studying English or maths qualifications and miss a class, you will be required to catch up in the Workshop. If you would like additional guidance and support to improve your skills, please feel to drop-in where we offer specialised support, we have flexible opening hours and are open daily.

Free online courses 

Keen to improve your reading, writing or maths skills? Learn in your own time, at your own pace, with FREE OpenLearn courses in English and Maths. You can join throughout the year.

Everyday English Online Course  Everyday Maths Online Course  

Attendance and achievement

Our courses are intended to prepare you for future employment and we require you to attend regularly and on time, as would be expected by an employer. Statistics prove the more classes you attend, the more likely you'll achieve grades 9/A* - 4/C at GCSE.

*Department for Education "The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4" March 2016.