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Unlock your Potential with Functional Skills

Our free English and Maths Functional Skills courses are designed to empower you with the essential skills for real-world success.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your abilities and open doors to a brand new career.

Learn more below and contact us to apply at a centre near you.



Get to grips with key language skills and communication, learn how to understand written information and your overall understanding of the written word.


Develop a practical understanding of maths as you gain the necessary skills to navigate numbers in daily life.

Five reasons to learn English and Maths

27 October 2023
Functional Skills in English and Maths improve your employment and further study opportunities. Here are some reasons to study English and Maths.

“I’m from Bangladesh and I came here three years ago. English is not my first language so I find it quite hard to communicate with people so I joined this English class recently to help me improve.

I have learnt lots of things such as speaking, listening, reading, writing as well as ICT skills. I am now on the Entry Level 3 course after finishing Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2. The teachers help us understand the problems that we are facing and see how to face them head on.”

Functional Skills English, Entry Level 3

“There is always something for you with our range of courses that we offer.

We never close the doors to anyone at EKC Training and we will guide anyone to what they want to progress onto. We work with students to find the right course that will enable them to go into the industry that they want.

We also remove barriers for learners so they have all got the opportunity to learn. Courses offered are available face-to-face and online to be as flexible as possible.”

Kurtis Watson
Lecturer, EKC Training Dover Centre:
Sophie, Functional Skills student sitting in a classroom.

“I like that studying here at a centre lets me learn English and Maths surrounded by people who are all of similar ages. We help each other out with the work and everyone is in the same boat. The course is great and it has really helped bring out confidence in myself.

These courses will help you with skills that you never had before and the support is really strong. All the tutors care about how you learn and they try to make it as fun as possible.”

Functional Skills English and Maths, Level 1

Achieving your qualifications online

Did you know that we offer an online delivery of certain levels of qualifications?

You can gain essential skills from the comfort of your own home, with daytime and evening options available.

All you need is your own computer to access the lessons and a stable wi-fi connection to engage in the lessons.

Our courses are free*

Our courses are fully-funded if you have not previously achieved a GCSE grade A*-C, or a 4 or higher.

Many of our courses may also be free to those aged over 19 and are unemployed or on a low income.

For more information and to check your eligibility for funding, please contact us.


Contact Us to Apply:

01843 605045

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