Essential Skills

Learners working together

Improving essential skills can bring huge rewards

Achieve a nationally recognised qualification, open doors to employment and further education, feel more confident in your everyday life and support your children with their homework – all with an essential skills course! At your assessment our team will agree the best starting point for you and support you to progress through the different levels.

Our Offer

Access to Higher Education

An Access to Higher Education course is a different way of getting to university. It is never too late to achieve your goals and reach your potential.

Digital Skills

We offer courses for complete beginners to accredited courses in which you can gain qualifications you need to progress in your career.


Whether it’s to help your children with their homework, feel more confident with daily tasks or to get the job you are after, we have a course that will suit you.

English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

These courses could help you or someone you know who doesn’t use English as a first language.


It’s never too late to gain a GCSE. Whether for further study, a job, or to prove to yourself you can achieve it, we are here to help.


Whatever your reason to improve your Maths skills, we can help! Our Maths courses are free to those who do not currently hold a grade C or 4 (or above) in this subject.


Come and find out about some basic physics, chemistry and biology and how they relate to the world we live in.

Skills Hubs

The Skills Hubs are a place for you to undertake online courses in a facilitated environment. If you are not confident using technology, such as computers or any devices, our Skills Hub team can provide you with support. The hubs are also available to people that want to learn online but not at home, providing an opportunity to access a classroom environment with others.

Feel supported at the skills hub