Adult Learning Centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole are offering free English and maths courses for people who do not currently hold a Level 2 or above in the relevant subject.
The courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and are designed to help learners to achieve basic reading, writing and maths skills to apply for jobs or to study further.
Whether local residents want to get a job, gain confidence or help their children with school work, improving English and maths skills could help them to do it.
East Riding Adult Learning Centres offer small class sizes, with expert tutors and learning mentor support (if required) to help people learn at a pace and level that's right for them.
Sara Arnold, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Employment, Education and Skills Group Manager, said: "In just four weeks, local residents could improve key areas of maths and English. Alternatively our 15-week courses will help to achieve nationally-recognised qualifications that will make an individual's CV stand out when applying for jobs as well as give the confidence to use English and maths at work or in day-to-day life. There is no time like the present, so take that first step and apply today."
To study at an adult learning centre you must be aged 19 years or over.
For more information and to apply to join a course, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn or call your nearest centre:
• Beverley Adult Learning Centre - (01482) 887670
• Bridlington Adult Learning Centre - (01262) 677500
• Cottingham Adult Learning Centre - (01482) 842329
• Goole Adult Learning Centre - (01482) 392844.
East Riding Adult Learning Centres can offer a range of financial help and additional support to help local residents to learn. This will be discussed at time of booking.
Interviews with learners are available on request.