Welcome to the begin (Basic Educational Guidance in Nottinghamshire) website.

begin is an independent not-for-profit partnership.  It offers free, impartial, confidential advice for adults about 'Basic Skills': English, Maths, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). We also support organisations who want up-to-date information on Basic Skills (also known as Functional Skills).

begin is funded by Nottingham College and Nottingham City Council.  Site structure designed by Izabela Kielich

Coronavirus - COVID-19
There will be no one working at the BEGIN office week beginning 23 March 2020.

In line with government advice on COVID-19, the BEGIN team will work from home as best as it can.

We will not be able to answer phone calls or messages.

We will do our best to monitor & respond to emails. However, if there are IT problems, and

you do not get a quick response, we will respond as soon as we can when we return. 

To make an ESOL, Maths or English enquiry, please use the forms using the links below.  

At the moment we cannot tell you when we will return to work.

Our best wishes to all at these difficult times.

If you want an ESOL course, please fill in this form.

Help with UK SETTLEMENT for EU Citizens or their non-EU family members -see information sheet below, or contact
fiona.cameron@nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk / 07713 848996