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New Dorset programme launches to help children transition into secondary school

Skills & Learning have been proud to work with Dorset Council on the Healthy Activity and Food Programme for many years now. This initiative, campaigned for by Marcus Ras...

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Learners Gain Russian Language Skills in Poole 

We visited our Intermediate Russian class to see how they are getting on, hear about why they are studying, and how they are using the skills outside of the classroom!  ...

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Bournemouth ESOL Conversation Class Creates Community and win Star Award 

One of our classes teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) has created a community of adults who learn and socialise together.  The class came a...

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Beauty Courses Help Laura to Start New Business  

Laura, 33, has studied with Skills & Learning since 2019. She always wanted to do something nail or beauty related, and when she saw our brochure arrive through her door,...

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Learners in Shaftesbury gain new English skills in ESOL classes

Gold Hill Museum is not only home to a fantastic museum and history, but also learning for the future. Every week, over 20 English language students are working hard to ...

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Multiply Is Helping Joe To Maximise His Future Career Prospects

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...

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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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What can I do with no qualifications?

Some careers require a huge amount of study time and a raft of qualifications, such as lawyers, accountants, airline pilots, engineers and teachers – and you certainly woul...

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Adult Learners study GCSE Psychology for life skills and employment

We visited one of our GCSE Psychology classes in Christchurch on Monday to catch up with some of the learners to see how they are getting on and ask about their experience le...

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Multiply is attracting good numbers!

Scores of people across the county are already signing up for free Multiply courses to improve their employability and help them cope during the cost of living crisis.Mul...

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Learner studies 8 courses with Skills & Learning!

We are thrilled to share the amazing story of Lisa-Marie and her inspiring journey here at Skills & Learning. Lisa-Marie is 34 and works full time as a carer for her husb...

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What are the benefits of online learning?

The phrase ‘online learning’ simply means that you do not study in a traditional classroom, but study remotely via the internet – at home, in your lunchbreak at wor...

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