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English and Maths

Having good maths and English skills can improve further study and job opportunities, income and mental health.

Everyone uses maths and English in their everyday lives and importantly, most jobs require us to have these skills to a good level!

Maths & English

Countless studies have shown GCSE results in maths and English have a big impact on future earnings.

Individuals who achieve GCSEs, including maths and English, earn on average, up to £100,000 more over a lifetime (or £2500 a year), compared to those with below level 2 or no qualifications. Putting this into perspective, your yearly family holidays, car payments or bills are covered, just for having passed English and maths.

Multiply your maths skills

Multiply is a new government funded programme designed to help adults to improve their maths skills. Courses as part of the programme are free for adults aged 19+ who don’t have a GCSE grade C/4 in maths.

Having good maths skills can help to unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages as well as helping in everyday life, for example budgeting your money or helping children with homework.

You can choose to study online, at college or at our local children’s centres.

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Friendly course tutors

Our staff go the extra mile to help you succeed!

Work around commitments

Flexible and time efficient options to suit everybody!

Boost career opportunities

Those who achieve maths and English earn more!

Essential life skills

Gain English and maths skills for work and life!

Key information

Our fully qualified teachers in English and maths will ensure you develop the skills needed to make positive progress. Learners follow an intensive one-year course (GCSE) or 13 weeks (functional skills) covering the core topics needed to be successful.

The key message is, we don’t just repeat what you have covered in school or previous institutions, we analyse the gaps in your knowledge and allow you to improve on the areas in need of development.

Our aim is to eliminate any negative experiences a learner may have had with their English and maths studies, through a fun and supportive environment.

You can become a:

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Air Steward
  • Hairdresser
  • Retail worker
  • Accounts clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrator
  • Accountant

ESOL courses

Take the next step in your career with Functional Skills

Take the next step in your career with GCSEs

Take the next step in your career with Multiply (maths)

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You dont just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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