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Maths - Free Functional Skills Courses for 19+

Maths and Science

Course ID: 166839

Course Year: 22/23

What to expect from the course

FREE Maths courses!
The City of Liverpool College offers free functional skills courses in Maths to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to progress into education or get the job you want. Even if you just want to help your children with their homework or manage your household budget, this free course can equip you with the practical skills needed. There is a choice of courses on offer with nationally recognised qualifications. With a number of Higher Educational establishments now accepting Functional Skills for progression onto a degree programme, these courses can offer a real alternative to GCSE's for students who are 19+. (Although, please check with your chosen University first as many still require GCSE.) These courses are offered at various times throughout the year, at a number of the college centres including Clarence Street (L3 5TP), Vauxhall Road (L3 6BN) or Duke Street (L1 5BG) dependent on availability.
For further information, please call the College Information Line on 0151 252 3000 or apply online at


Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

The course can lead to a range of Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

These will depend on the level of course you want to take.

Students will be expected to undertake an assessment to determine their level of study.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. GCSE Maths, GCSE English and Functional Skills course fees may be free if you haven't already obtained a grade C / 4 or above in these subjects.

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