Adult Maths and English

Do you want to improve your skills and prospects?

Do you need an up-to-date maths or English qualification on your CV? Have you been away from education for a while and are now keen to refresh your skills? Would you like to be confident in helping your children with their homework?

Then why not consider a FREE Adult Maths and English course at Derby College?

  • Enjoy learning in a friendly and relaxed environment
  • Study the English and maths used in work, learning and everyday life
  • Benefit from the support of a qualified tutor who will help you to work at your own pace
  • Take the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification up to the equivalent of a GCSE
  • Improve your future prospects: higher earnings are directly linked to good basic skills.

Classes are open to everyone – you do not need any previous qualifications or experience. All we ask is that you want to learn.

Adult Maths and English courses are held at various Derby College sites.

They are also offered at community venues including Derby Asian Women’s Training Association, Normanton.

What next?

For more information, contact the Adult Maths and English Team on: 01332 387465 or email:

Walking into College changed my life. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and went right back to basics to start again with learning to read and write in a way that I could understand. I have now gained a qualification which has made a massive difference to my confidence. I now know that I wasn’t actually stupid at school – I just needed to learn in a different way.
Kevin (42)
Team Manager      

Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

Courses studied at Derby College:

Functional English Level 1, Functional Maths Level 1 and 2; NVQ Working with Children in a Residential Setting; NVQ Teaching Assistant Level 3; NVQ Caring for the Elderly; City and Guilds Community Care Level 1 and 2.

Currently studying for Functional English Level 2. Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career A long-time carer with elderly people has forged a new career in the classroom with deaf youngsters after passing five separate courses at Derby College. Dedicated Stephanie Davis, 47, switched direction after 20 years and joined Derby’s Royal School for the Deaf as a residential worker in 2008. Now she has gained a string of qualifications, passing Functional Maths at Level 1 and 2 and Functional English at Level 1, as well gaining NVQs in working with children in a residential setting and as a teaching assistant.

Now Stephanie, from Mackworth, is studying for Functional English Level 2 and aiming to go on to study for a High Level Teaching Assistant qualification at Level 4.

Promoted to Senior Teaching Assistant (Teaching Support), Stephanie says that could be a stepping stone towards her dream job as a teacher at the school. Previously she gained qualifications with Derby College, in Community Care and Caring for the Elderly. .

Every step of the way I’ve been supported by the college. I’m not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end.

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