Courses | Preparation for Life & Work

Preparation for Life & Work Courses in Newham

In addition to the courses listed below, Our Newham Learning & Skills also offers courses in ESOL, Maths and English from basic beginner levels up to higher level courses, including GCSEs, which are geared towards employability.

Our Newham Learning & Skills offers part-time GCSE English and Maths courses for students who are already working at Level 2 (this will be checked by initial assessment) or have a GCSE grade D‑G. The qualification is gained by taking an exam at the end of the course in May.

GCSE English

Our GCSE English programme equips learners with the skills needed to progress onto the GCSE English qualification course and will help you to become familiar with English literary heritage, poetry, creative writing and non-fiction texts.

We offer a variety of added value activities which we strongly recommend you attend, which will support your learning outside the classroom. There are book & film clubs which will cover the key texts and recommended reading through: watching of movies (including adaptations of the origin version) and via relaxed informal discussion in a book club format.

GCSE Maths

If you want to improve your mathematical skills for work, further study or personal development and need or would like to gain the GCSE qualification our one year course is for you. As with the English, there are a number of additional activities such as one day workshops, project workshops and maths clubs where you will be able to develop your skills outside the classroom and in a fun relaxed atmosphere.



We are enrolling now for courses starting in September 2021!

For more information about our Preparation for Life & Work courses email:

Please browse the selection of courses below, and telephone the relevant centre for further information on how to enrol.

If you wish to apply for an English or Maths course and are continuing your education with Our Newham Learning & Skills from July 2021, please complete the enrolment form and one of our Business Support Officer will be in touch.

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COURSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

To enrol on any of the courses listed below please contact Beckton Globe on 020 3373 4030/4040.

Course Title Day Time Weeks Fee Enrol
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Tue/Thu eve 12 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Tue/Thu pm 12 Free Please call
GCSE English Language - OCR Level 2 Tue am/pm 30 Free Please call
GCSE Mathematics - OCR Level 2 Thu am/pm 30 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Wed/Fri pm 12 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Wed/Thu am 12 Free Please call

To enrol on any of the courses listed below please contact Forest Gate Learning Zone on 020 8175 9570.

Course Title Day Time Weeks Fee Enrol
English & Communication - Entry Level Fri am 10 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Thu am/pm 12 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Mon/Wed am 12 Free Please call
GCSE English Language - OCR Level 2 Wed am/pm 36 Free Please call
GCSE Mathematics - OCR Level 2 Tue am/pm 36 Free Please call
Money Managing Through Maths - Entry Level Fri pm 10 Free Please call

To enrol on any of the courses listed below please contact Gainsborough Learning Centre on 020 3373 1290.

Course Title Day Time Weeks Fee Enrol
English - Entry Level 3 Tue/Thu pm 12 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Tue/Thu am 12 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Mon/Wed eve 12 Free Please call
English+ Workshop: Grammar - Level 1 Wed am 3 Free Please call
English+ Workshop: Reading Strategy - Level 1 Wed am 3 Free Please call
English+ Workshop: Spelling - Level 1 Wed am 3 Free Please call
English+ Workshop: Writing - Level 1 Wed am 3 Free Please call
GCSE English Language - OCR Level 2 Tue/Thu eve 36 Free Please call
GCSE Mathematics - OCR Level 2 Mon/Wed eve 36 Free Please call
Maths - Entry Level 3 Mon/Tue am 12 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Mon am/pm 12 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Tue/Thu eve 12 Free Please call

To enrol on any of the courses listed below please contact Little Ilford Learning Zone on 020 8522 5770.

Course Title Day Time Weeks Fee Enrol
GCSE English Language - OCR Level 2 Tue eve 30 Free Please call
GCSE Mathematics - OCR Level 2 Thu eve 30 Free Please call

To enrol on any of the courses listed below please contact Priory Park Centre on 020 8586 7043.

Course Title Day Time Weeks Fee Enrol
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Tue/Thu pm 12 Free Please call
English: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Tue/Thu am 12 Free Please call
English: Prepare for Functional Skills - Level 1 Wed am/pm 12 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 1 Mon/Wed pm 12 Free Please call
Maths: Functional Skills - NCFE Level 2 Mon/Wed am 12 Free Please call