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Learner gains skills for life studying British Sign Language

Xander, 25, is one of our learners on our British Sign Language course.  Xander had always wanted to study BSL, however they did not offer it at his school, col...

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Employability Course Helps Learner Get New Job

Karen, aged 60, has recently completed an employability course with us in Poole Adult Learning Centre.  Karen was working with the community and the elderly for over 10...

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Multiply: Adult Maths and Numeracy Skills Boost for Dorset

Adults across Dorset who want to improve their numeracy skills can sign up for free courses and activities thanks to an £3.3 million investment aimed at boosting opportuniti...

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The Scary Truth: Stereotypes at work and what we can do about them

As of August 2022, there are approximately 32.8 million people employed in the UK.  That huge figure includes people from all over the UK, aged 16+, of all genders, reli...

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The opening of our new Adult Learning Centre in Poole

It’s an exciting time at Skills & Learning: we’ve just launched our brand new, state-of-the-art adult learning facility. The £1.3 million centre was opened in the Do...

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Coping with the cost of living in Dorset

In recent months, residents and businesses across Dorset have seen prices of supplies, energy, food and more increase.  Ways you can make the most of your curre...

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

If you’re reading this, the chances are that you may be thinking about your future, considering enrolling in adult education, or and wondering how best to combine earning w...

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Apprentice Lucy Jenkins wins New Care Worker of the Year award

We are very proud to share a fantastic achievement by one of our apprentices, Lucy Jenkins, who has won the New Care Worker of the Year award at the 2021 Proud to Care awards...

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Top tips for an interview

When applying for jobs interviews can seem like a daunting task but they can be good ways to gain experience and knowledge. Even if you are not successful you would have stil...

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Take time, take notice

Welcome everyone to a new day.  Today I want you to give yourself permission to celebrate yourself. Take time to notice all the positive qualities about yourself . &...

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5 Ways to Wellbeing – Giving

Welcome to a new day everyone.One of the 5 ways to welbeing suggests that GIVING is a really important way to feel good about ourselves, every time we GIVE something to s...

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Learn – 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Learn –  Increase your knowledge of you so that you can take steps each day to find happiness.There is strong evidence to suggest that continuing learning througho...

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Social Media and Job Searching

Social media is one of the most powerful tools in today’s society, it can either help or hinder you. Depending on how you use it, it could put your current role at risk. Ho...

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How to be more productive while working from home

Learning and working from home can be very beneficial to many people, no commuting, flexible working and being in the comfort of your own home! The problem is there are plent...

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5 Ways to Wellbeing – Connect

ConnectWe are all in this together, everything we are experiencing is new, new ways of living and behaving.  Everyone feels different things now because our way of l...

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