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List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

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More information about this Course

Course Overview
We offer Maths GCSE Foundation courses over 32 weeks to adults over the age of 19. These courses consist of one 3 hour evening session per week with a subject specialist tutor. The course focuses on key topics of number skills, algebra and geometry. At the end of the course there will be 3 external exams. Exams are nationally set on fixed days and generally occur during the day.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Entry onto the programme depends on successful completion of a diagnostic assessment and an interview.

How Long Is The Course?
The course starts in September and finishes in June upon completion of 3 written exams. You will be attending a 3-hour session on a weekly basis with a view of working at home for another 3 hours. 30 weeks in total.

What Will I Learn?
You will be covering the following topics: Statistics, Number, Algebra and Geometry.

How Will I Learn?
Classes are taught by a qualified teacher. Each session will consist of presentation of new material and practice work. Sessions will aim to meet different learning preferences. Individual support will be available during these sessions.

How Will I Be Assessed?
You will be sitting 3 separate written exams during May and June.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Successful completion of this course can lead to access to apprenticeships, acceptance onto the Access to Higher Education course and access to HE.

Attendance Mode
Part Time - Daytime/ Evening

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area