Our classrooms and offices may be closed but Friends Centre will continue to run some English and Maths courses either online or via distance learning. More details can be found by following the link below:

Online and Distance Learning – English and Maths



Watch our video about English and Maths Classes


Do you want to improve your reading, writing and maths?

Reading, writing and maths are important skills for everyone. There are many adults who want to improve their skills and all our students have their own individual reasons. What are your reasons?

  • to brush up the skills you already have
  • to help your children or grandchildren with their homework
  • to prepare for further study
  • to improve your chances of getting a job or to get a better job
  • to be able to fill in forms or write letters
  • to be able to manage your money better
  • to feel more confident

At Friends Centre we will give you:

  • caring and patient teachers
  • a class at the right level for you
  • small groups where you will be able to work at your own pace
  • a friendly and safe place in which to learn

We run classes throughout the week, in the morning, afternoon and evenings at our centre in Ivory Place and at other centres across Brighton and Hove. We run classes for people who need just a little bit of help and for those who have a basic level of skill. Students have the opportunity to take nationally recognised qualifications.


English & Maths Fees & Eligibility

English & Maths classes

Our Maths and English courses are free to those who do not have prior Level 2 qualifications (A-C grade in GCSE Maths or English).


  • You must be aged 19 years and over.
  • You must also have lived in the European Economic Area (EEA) for 3 years as an ordinary resident.
  • You will be asked to fill out an enrolment form to evidence this for the Skills Funding Agency.

All potential learners do an Initial Assessment in a supportive and learner friendly environment. Course options are offered according to abilities and assessment information given to the tutor.



English & Maths QualificationsMaths Equipment

We offer all Functional Skills levels in Maths, including Level 2, and all Entry Levels in English, which can eventually can lead to GCSEs.
We also offer City and Guilds courses in English and Maths, Entry 2 to Level 1.


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