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Do you need a maths or English qualification to improve your day-to-day life, support your education or increase your chances of getting a job?

Our FREE* maths and English courses are designed to help you boost your confidence and open up a whole new world of opportunity. Courses range from basic skills, such as simple sums and understanding grammar, to nationally recognised GCSE qualifications.

If English is not your first language and you need to improve your English language skills in order to study or find work, our FENNS (Functional English for Non-Native Speakers) classes provide you with the essential skills you need, in a supportive and adult environment.

* NEW for September 2017 * FCE Preparation Course – a 10-week course to help you prepare for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam. One evening a week for 2.5 hours. Cost is £231.25 per term. Download the flyer below or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

pdf FCE Preparation Course 2017 (398 KB)

To find out more, please contact the Essential Skills team on 01635 845000.

*Subject to funding requirements. Contact us for details.

Bartek Skupin

"I am studying English at Newbury College so that I can start a career in transportation logistics. The FENNS courses covers lots of the important grammar and language I need and my teacher is lovely and supportive."

Bartek Skupin
FENNS (Functional English for Non-Native Speakers), Entry 1

Watch this video to find out more about the Essential Skills courses at Newbury College.

Gina McGuinness
Course Leader, FENNS

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The easiest way to apply is to visit the information page for your chosen course and click on Apply Now or Buy Now. This will take you to our online application form.

Alternatively you download and print an application form, call us on 01635 845000 or come in and speak to a member of our Information Services Team.

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