Duration 1 year
English and Maths qualifications are an important stepping stone if you want to get a job, change career or continue studying.
At our King's Lynn and Wisbech campuses, we offer courses on an one evening a week basis to help you gain qualifications which may be required in your working life. We have a thriving provision for adult learners and our numbers have grown considerably in recent years.
GCSEs are a level 2 qualification in your chosen subject area. Our full GCSE programmes run through the year (September - June) but we also offer an intensive 'Dash to GCSE' programme at King's Lynn which runs from February to June.
You cannot study GCSE English and Maths at the same time.
We also offer functional skills qualifications (level 1 and 2) which run for 18 weeks (September - December, February - July.
These part-time courses are for mature (aged 19+) learners. Students aged 16-18 who don't have a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths automatically continue to study those alongside their full-time course or apprenticeship - this is a government requirement. Only 16-18 year-olds who are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 or more hours a week can enrol on these part-time courses.
If you are interested in starting an English or Maths programme with us, you will need to attend an assessment / enrolment slot to help us determine the most appropriate course for you. After your application, you will be given access to log in to the student portal and book an assessment slot. Following your booking, you will be sent an email with an assessment to complete remotely. You'll then attend the assessment booking at the campus to learn what studying at CWA as an adult is really like and the best course for you based on your result and circumstances.
Whilst there are no official entry requirements, you will be invited in for an assessment before the start of the course to help determine the most appropriate course/level for you.
Our intensive "Dash to GCSE" programme starting January runs Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm at our King's Lynn campus.
This course will be free for those do not already have a 4 (C) or above in their chosen subject.
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
There are two exams in June for GCSE English:
Duration 1 year