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Skills & Learning provide rewarding and enjoyable learning courses in Dorset to improve your confidence, wellbeing and take your skills to the next level.
Since 2013, we have worked with over 33,500 learners to provide a meaningful and worthwhile learning experience. We pride ourselves on our service and offer many benefits to our learners, including support throughout the course and enrichment opportunities to enhance your learning.
Over 25 subject areas to choose from
We offer so much, from Arts & Crafts courses to help you be creative or start a new side hustle, to Maths & English courses to help you gain vital skills for your career. Choose from courses to help you gain qualifications, let your creativity flourish, or gain skills to use everyday – the choice is yours! Explore our subjects today.
Adult Education Inspiration
Check out our latest blog posts below for inspiring learner stories, news, and much more.
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Joe, 37, is learning with us on a six-week Multiply course with Skills & Learning at The Dolphin Centre in Poole. Joe, who is a single dad, struggled at school.Now he…
Free Adult Learning Helps Dean Secure New Job
Dean enrolled on a Search and Apply course as he wanted to improve his skills, help him find work and improve his CV. He wanted to gain confidence too. Search and Apply is an…
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