Online Learning for Everyday Skills in Maths and English

Do you want to improve your reading, writing or maths skills?

Bedford College, in partnership with The Open University, offers a range of new free OpenLearn online courses in 'Everyday English' and 'Everyday maths'.

These FREE online distance learning courses will enable you to gain additional skills and a qualification without disrupting your day-to-day life. The topics are based upon skills you will utilise in everyday life and you'll learn at a pace that suits you. The courses are perfect if you are looking to upskill at work, support your children with their school homework or just for personal advancement (including as part of an apprenticeship).

The courses are available at two levels, allowing you to choose a level that best suits your current ability and aspirations. Start dates are flexible throughout the year and each online course can be completed with as little as 48 study hours.

What are the OpenLearn courses like?
The OpenLearn courses are divided into a series of easy-to-use sections with interactive quizzes, information sheets and activities to motivate and inspire you.

What are my options?
Complete the free OpenLearn online course(s) and receive an Open University badge which can be added to your employment profile and your CV.

Learn online, in your own time, at your own pace, for free.

For more information, or to enrol on to Everyday English click here.

For more information, or to enrol on to Everyday maths click here.


Enrol with us for an online Functional Skills qualification in maths or English at Level 1 or Level 2 and sit the exam at college.

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