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English and Maths

GCSE English & maths enrolling now!

How to apply

You can enrol online by contacting us at calatenglish& or, if you prefer face-to-face, at one of our center’s.

Enrolment sessions for courses starting in September will be held online or at our Croydon Clocktower and New Addington centers.

Dates for these sessions are published below.

We will provide you with advice and guidance based on your needs and career goals during assessment and once you start your course.

Please bring either your UK birth certificate, UK/EU passport or your Indefinite Leave to Remain Resident Permit.

Sessions can take up to 90 minutes. 

Click on the toggle below for assessment dates:

Functional Skills courses enrolling for September!

Enrolment sessions for English and Maths courses are now being held at our centres: Croydon Clocktower, Thornton Heath or New Addington.

Functional Skills Assessment dates:

Croydon Clocktower.  

  • Mon 20 May 2024 (1.30pm)
  • Mon 10 June 2024 (1.30pm)
  • Mon 17 June 2024 (1.30pm)
  • Mon 1 July 2024 (1.30pm)
  • Mon 8 July 2024 (1.30pm)
  • Mon 15 July 2024 (1.30pm)

Strand House, Thornton Heath. 

  • Thurs 6th June 2024 (12.30pm)
  • Thurs 20th June 2024 (12.30pm)
  • Thurs 4th July 2024 (12.30pm
  • Thurs 18th July 2024 (12-30pm)

New Addington Library.

  • Mon 20th May 2024 (10am-12noon)
  • Mon 1st July 2024 (10am-12noon)
  • Mon 8th July 2024 (10am-12noon)

Please bring either your UK birth certificate, UK/EU passport or your Indefinite Leave to Remain Resident Permit.

Sessions can take up to 2 hours. 


We offer English and maths courses from beginner up to GCSE level.

Our English and maths GCSE courses for 2023 have begun and will start again in September 2024, in the meantime you can find out more about our GCSE courses here:

If English is not your first language, we also offer a range of courses in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

Learn for free

All of our English and Maths courses are free to learners with the right to residence in the UK, including asylum-seekers. Please bring passport or residence permit / Home Office papers as proof of eligibility.

Please note that you must be 19+ and not on a student visa / overseas student.


Our courses include:

  • Functional Skills from beginners to pre-GCSE
  • GCSE qualifications
  • Flexible online English and maths courses, from Entry 3 to Level 2
  • Short courses in writing to improve employment prospects

Dates and locations

There are multiple options on offer:

  • different venues across the borough, as well as online
  • course duration from 5 to 31 weeks
  • at times to suit you – day, evening and weekends

Meet the team

Picture of Simon Ambrosi - Multiply maths coordinator

Simon Ambrosi - Multiply maths coordinator

I have been the Multiply Maths Coordinator since January 2023, aiming to make practical maths accessible to all. As a result of my passion for maths I created my own YouTube channel and the videos are viewed over 1,000 times a day. It’s always a great feeling to see learners grow in confidence with maths and allow them to fulfil their potential.

Picture of Jane Ward - English tutor

Jane Ward - English tutor

I teach English at Level 1 and 2 on the Fast Track Distance Learning course. I also work in the CALAT Apprenticeships Team on Business Administration and Customer Service apprenticeships, I have a degree in English and a Diploma in Education and Training.

I have worked with CALAT since June 2018 and really enjoy helping people to achieve their qualifications and their goals. It is great to work with such a variety of learners who are so motivated to learn.

When I actually get some spare time, I enjoy singing in a choir. But don’t worry, if you study with me, I won’t sing at you!

Picture of Samatar Awale - Maths tutor

Samatar Awale - Maths tutor

After graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance from Greenwich University in 2003, I worked as a payroll officer in a warehouse distribution centre with over 1000 employees. This is where I gained the passion and experience in explaining Maths to adults with emotionally charged payroll queries.

In 2013, I moved on to complete my PGCCE - Diploma in teaching Mathematics and then, in 2015 I joined CALAT. I really enjoy working with adults achieving their goals and moving on with their lives with better hopes and prospects for the future. I taught different level over the years - distance learning, Functional Skills and GCSE Maths.