Essential Skills

Get essential skills needed for everyday work and life.

Skills to help with everyday life.

These courses will give you the essential understanding you need for work and everyday life.

If you’re aged 19 or over and do not have a GCSE in English or Maths at grade C or have little or no experience using computers and other digital devices, you can study an Essential Skills qualification for free.

  • Available to

    Adults living in England who do not have a GCSE in English or Maths at grade C (equivalent to grade 4 or CSE grade 1), or have little to no experience using computers and other digital devices.

  • Age restriction

    19+

  • Duration

    Varies dependent on course.

  • Cost

    Essential Skills qualifications and Multiply courses are free.

    ESOL courses may be free or part-funded depending on your level of income or employment status.

  • When can I study?

    These courses are available at all our campuses, with both daytime and evening study options.