Adults looking to upskill, improve their employability or access Higher Education can now achieve their English and Maths GCSEs at University College Isle of Man (UCM) for free.

The important change to the University-College’s fee policy means that people who didn’t attain GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English or maths when they were at school can access this level of education without having to worry about the cost. 

Jesamine Kelly, Principal at UCM, said “English and Maths are core skills that we all need, whether that’s in the workplace or in our personal lives, so we felt it was important for everyone to have the opportunity to attain these qualifications. There are various reasons why people didn’t get these GCSEs when they were at school and we would like to remove any financial barriers in the way of gaining those qualifications now. “

“Having these qualifications is really useful; they can lead to increased job opportunities, progression into further or higher education, and even, increased confidence for parents and carers looking to support their children with homework.”

UCM also offers ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses, perfect for those who are non-native English speakers looking to improve their confidence and stay connected with the community. As of September 2022, all ESOL courses are also free of charge at UCM.

UCM’s English and Maths courses can be accessed during accessible, flexible time slots.

For further information and to make an enquiry, visit - enrolments will start from 5th September and are subject to availability.