City of Westminster College is Central London's Top College for Results. We're located in central London and we offer over 200 courses across a wide range of subjects. We're proud to be the first choice for students across Greater London.

We have courses for school leavers (16-18 year-olds) including A-levels and BTECs, courses for adults including short evening classes, NVQs, Apprenticeships and short courses for employers and employees as well as courses for the unemployed to help you get back to work. Over 8000 students choose to study with us every year - browse our courses below. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch.

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If you are 16-18 years old and you are offered a place at City of Westminster College, you will be enrolled onto a study programme. This will equip you with an essential mix of skills that will prepare you for employment or university.


English and Maths skills will help you achieve better results in your studies and enrich your work and life in general. You will be supported to learn and develop your ability and skills.  

You will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your everyday life including reading for pleasure, writing emails, understanding contracts, applying for jobs, writing your CV and presenting your ideas or critical thinking.  

Our GCSE English and Functional Skill courses aim to improve your writing, reading and oral communication skills. You will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, developing skills in language analysis, evaluation and comparison. You will also practice writing in a range of different styles, for different audiences and purposes including creative writing and transactional writing. You will also develop your spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar and work on your speaking and presentation skills. 

If you decide to study our GCSE Maths course, you can expect to learn a range of skills, which will equip you for the world of work and help you in everyday life.  

Do you know… 

A grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths or a pass in Functional Skills will open up opportunities for work or university.  

What’s next? 

GCSEs in English and Maths open up new opportunities for your future. They provide you with the correct knowledge and understanding to create your pathway into your dream job or to study at degree level. 

Earning potential 

People with good GCSE grades in English and Maths could earn approximately £2,000 more than those who don’t have these qualifications.


For more information on GCSEs courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
GCSE Biology Adults GCSE
GCSE Chemistry Adults GCSE
GCSE English and Functional Skills Adults (Part-time) Functional Skills, GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Adults (Part-time) GCSE