English (for fluent speakers)

English Courses (for fluent speakers)

English Courses

Join a Course

To join a course you will need to complete a short enquiry form and assessment. 

Here is the link to the enquiry and assessment form.

Within two weeks of receiving your form, a tutor will ring you to discuss the application.

If you have difficulties or any questions, please contact us from 9am to 5pm by calling 0161 219 6733

English courses to suit everyone

Achieving a good standard of English will help you secure a new job, get the promotion you deserve or help you gain the qualifications you need for your chosen career.

MAES English provides a wide range of free English courses.  We offer face-to-face and online teaching so you can learn at home or come into one of local centres where our friendly, dedicated and supportive team of English tutors will help you develop your English skills, whatever your starting point.  

Interested? Find out more by completing the assessment and enquiry form.

You can also pop into one of our centres to find out more.

Hear what our learners have to say about MAES……

Valentina gained Level 1 and Level 2 Functional skills qualifications at MAES.  She is now on a Foundation GCSE course at MAES. She said: “MAES is the perfect place to gain confidence,  push yourself in learning and change your life!”

Our courses

Our English Courses

Course NameDescriptionDuration
GCSE EnglishAn intensive one-year course for adults who need to gain GCSE English in order to gain employment and/or progress to Higher Education (HE).32 weeks
Foundation for GCSE EnglishThis course is for adults who want to improve their skills to move to be GCSE-ready.32 weeks
English Skills for WorkA short course to enhance your employment prospects, to help you work on your skills, become an
effective communicator and to present yourself confidently.
6 weeks
Functional Skills in English - Entry to Level 2Functional skills is a nationally recognised qualification useful for gaining employment, retraining or advancing your career.Short and long courses available
English Skills with Grammar SupportCourses for speakers of other languages who have excellent speaking and listening skills, but need to improve their reading and writing. Available at Levels 1 and 2.Short and long courses available
Book ClubRediscover your love of reading and become a more confident and critical reader.10 weeks
Creative WritingExplore different styles of writing and develop your skills through creating your own work.4 weeks
Make It Happen Core SkillsThis course is suitable for you if you are:
•looking to develop your English, Maths and Digital Skills in order to secure employment and be effective in your new role
•preparing for selection processes including aptitude testing
•wanting to upskill to make a stronger impact with employers
•looking to secure a promotion and need to develop your skills
Available online. Sessions held over 2 days for a total of six weeks. You will work according to your level and your needs.