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Get English and maths qualifications for FREE over Easter

 The College is offering free intensive English and maths courses over Easter for anyone wanting to increase their reading, writing and numeracy skills.

The free Functional Skills courses are offered from Entry Level to Level 2 for anyone aged 19 and over. Participants will develop essential skills and knowledge in a range of topics including spelling, form filling, note writing, interpreting numbers and dealing with money.

These courses will help participants to operate confidently in everyday life and at work whilst gaining confidence in their reading, writing, speaking and numeracy skills.

These intensive courses will start on Monday 15 April and run until Friday 26 April. Study options are flexible and participants can attend College over a set number of days that is suitable for them, providing the option to fit in studying around their work pattern or family commitments.

Courses are suitable for anyone wanting to gain an English and maths qualification and attendees will undertake an initial assessment to determine the level on which they should start the course. 

Andra Ghencea, Head of Department for English and maths, said: “These courses will provide participants with the opportunity to gain their English and maths qualifications over Easter, preparing them for their next step whether that be career progression, further study, making everyday life a bit easier or helping their child with their homework.”

For more information call Barnsley College on 01226 216 123, email: [email protected] or visit

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