Maths and English skills are an important part of everyday and work life, and employers are looking for people with these skills. Most employers expect candidates to have GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade C (4) or above.
Ideally you will leave school with these qualifications, you should work hard and try your best to achieve the grade 4 or above while at school. If you do not achieve a grade 4, then it is a government requirement that your continue your studies in these subjects while at college and will be built into your study programme. You will be expected to attend classes for three hours per subject per week.
Your tutors will support you throughout and teach you how to apply what you learn into the workplace, from planning your time effectively through to being able to talk to colleagues and customers using appropriate language and behaviour. Wherever possible, your tutors will also try to contextualise your learning to the subject you are studying as your main study programme. This might be covering trigonometry in joinery when working on roofs or working out square footage. In hairdressing you need to understand ratios to mix colours correctly or angles for cutting in styles. Find out more in our short video below or view our course leaflets for information.