Essential Skills and GCSEs

Essential skills courses are perfect for beginners and for those wishing to brush up their skills in both literacy and numeracy.

Courses for more experienced learners wishing to improve their career prospects are also available, as well as GCSE courses for those wishing to attain a nationally-recognised qualification.

All of our courses are accredited and we’ll help you achieve a qualification

For further information e-mail community.learning@newport.gov.uk or telephone (01633) 656656 and ask for St Julian’s Community Learning & Library Centre.

Literacy

Essential Skills - Literacy

These courses are designed for those taking their first steps back into education and for those wishing to improve their skills.

Course ID: Y007

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 13/09/2022

Day: Tuesdays

Start/end time: 10.00 - 12.00

Course duration: 36 weeks

Cost: £5


Course ID: Y008

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 13/09/2022 

Day: Tuesdays

Start/end time: 13.00 - 15.00

Course duration: 36 weeks

Cost: £5

Getting to grips with English

Getting to grips with English courses are designed for those wanting to improve their English skills.

Course ID: Y010

Venue: Share Centre

Start date: 16/09/2022

Day: Fridays

Start/end time: 10.00 - 12.00

Course duration: 12 weeks

Cost: £5

Pre-GCSE English

Pre-GCSE English courses offer students the opportunity to develop the skills required for GCSE English without the pressure of formal examinations.

Course ID: Y009

Venue: Share Centre

Start date: 14/09/2022

Day: Wednesdays

Start/end time: 9.30 - 11.30

Course duration: 36 weeks

Cost: £5

GCSE English Language

GCSE courses are enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and offer a valuable qualification for self-development, improving employment prospects and access to higher education.

This course requires a commitment to homework, self-study, classroom-based assessments and end of year written examinations.

You will receive excellent teaching, support, feedback and encouragement throughout the course.

Course ID: Y049

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 20/09/2022

Day: Tuesdays

Start/end time: 18.00 - 20.30

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: £228 (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)


Course ID: Y050

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 21/09/2022

Day: Wednesdays

Start/end time: 09.30 - 12.00

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)


Course ID: Y051

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 22/09/2022

Day: Thursdays

Start/end time: 18.00 - 20.30

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)

Numeracy

Essential Skills - Numeracy

Course ID: Y001

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 12/09/2022

Day: Mondays

Start/end time: 10.00 - 12.00

Course duration: 36 weeks

Cost: £5


Course ID: Y002

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 12/09/2022

Day: Mondays

Start/end time: 13.00 - 15.00

Course duration: 36 weks

Cost: £5 

Maths – Getting the Basics Right / Building on the Basics

Basic maths courses are designed for those wishing to improve their maths skills.

Course ID: Y003

Venue: Share Centre

Start date: 13/09/2022

Day: Tuesdays

Start/end time: 12.00 - 14.00

Course duration: 12 weeks

Cost: £5

Pre-GCSE Maths

Pre-GCSE Maths courses offer students the opportunity to develop the skills required for GCSE Maths without the pressure of formal examinations.

Course ID: Y006

Venue: Share Centre

Start date: 16/09/2022

Day: Fridays

Start/end time: 10.00 - 12.00

Course duration: 36 weeks

Cost: £5

GCSE Maths

Course ID: Y046

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 12/09/2022

Day: Mondays

Start/end time: 18.30 - 21.00

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: £228 (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)


Course ID: Y047

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: 21/09/22

Day: Wednesdays

Start/end time: 18.30 - 21.00

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: £228 (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)


Course ID: Y048

Venue: St Julian’s Community Learning and Library Centre

Start date: TBC

Day: Fridays

Start/end time: 9.30 - 12.00

Course duration: 30 weeks

Cost: £228 (Concessions - benefits: £135.75 / 16-19: £40.50)

Some sessions will be taught online – students will need access to a digital device with a webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection. 

ESOL and EFL

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses are for people whose first language is not English.

Courses take place in venues across Newport.

To register your interest please email reachnewport@gmail.com or telephone (01633) 414917.

 

Contact

For more information and to discuss eligibility for these courses, please e-mail community.learning@newport.gov.uk or telephone (01633) 656656 and ask for St Julian’s Community Learning & Library Centre.