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Do you need help to develop your skills and confidence in English?
Would you like to work towards a qualification and update your CV?

At Preston’s College you can build your English skills with our short functional skills courses and work towards studying the GCSE in English. Functional English courses start throughout the year and last for around 12 weeks. GCSE English is a one year course and starts every September. For more information on the qualifications please use the course links below.

Why choose Preston’s College?

Learning takes place in a friendly and supportive atmosphere which is both challenging and enjoyable.

All courses are FREE
No entry qualifications are needed
You will have a personal learning plan tailored to suit your needs
You will be closely supported by your lecturer in achieving your goals
You will be supported in taking your next step

In order for us to place you on the right level programme, you will need to do an initial assessment before enrolment. Please call one of our friendly advisors today on 01772 225522 to book an assessment.


Name Study Level Category Duration
English – GCSE Adults English 35 weeks
English Functional Skills Adults English
Introduction to Creative Writing Adults Art & Design 9 or 11 weeks