Free English and maths courses on offer

Liverpool Adult Learning Service is offering FREE part-time English and maths courses to employed adults – and businesses who sign up their staff can earn £800 per employee.

The scheme, funded by the European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency, is designed to tackle the skills gap in the city which means it has 33,000 more people with no qualifications than the national average.

The Adult Learning Service is offering fully-funded training and qualifications in English and maths to support individuals who want to enhance their career opportunities and improve their basic skills and knowledge.

Small and medium sized enterprises with less than 250 staff)will be paid £800 per learner for the first 3 learners taking part – meaning up to £2,400 for three or more staff taking courses and achieving a qualification.

Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet member for employment and skills, said: “We have a huge skills gap in Liverpool City Region and this is about supporting people who are already in work or are volunteering to improve their English and maths to help them achieve their potential.

“This will improve future employment prospects and mean that we have a workforce that is well placed to take advantage of new job opportunities.”

Who is eligible?

– Anyone aged 19 years or over who is resident in Merseyside AND/OR….
– Individuals currently employed by any business based in Merseyside (private/public and third sector organisations)
– Individuals who have an employment contract (including volunteers) of over 8 hours per week
– Individuals whose maths and English skills are currently below Level 2 (GCSE Grade C)

Where will it be delivered?

At one of our Adult Learning Centres or at business premises if six or more staff are involved.

How long will it take?

A typical course takes up to 45 hours. As an example, we may run the course for 3 hours per week over 15 weeks but we will agree a delivery time period which suits the needs of your business.

How do we get involved?

For more information and an application form, contact Liverpool in Work on 0151 233 1933 or e-mail

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