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If you want to improve your English skills for work, further study, to support your children with their homework, or to simply make everyday life a bit easier, then you’ve come to the right place.

Why study English with Skills & Learning?

Developing your English skills with us is about more than just improving your reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar; it also helps you gain the confidence to communicate effectively. We offer daytime and evening courses across Dorset at all levels up to GCSE, with both classroom and online study options.

If you do not yet have an English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above, your study will be fully funded by the Government. It is important that you make the commitment to attend your course every week. Find out more about our finance options here.

All learners enrolling on an English course must undergo an admission session first to help us understand your ability and put you on the best course to help you achieve.

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Studying English could lead to…

New qualifications

At Skills & Learning, we offer a range of qualifications to suit all abilities, including portfolio-based units, stepping-stone assessments, Functional Skills and GCSE.

More confidence for communication

Developing your reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills can help give you confidence when communicating at work, in interviews or in everyday situations.

New job prospects

Gaining qualifications and skills can help you improve your job prospects and open up new opportunities and pathways.

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How do I enrol?

1. Once you know you would like to study English with us, please book yourself an admission session. This is a chance for us to meet you, assess your current working level and ensure you are placed on the best course for you.

2. After your admission session, we will offer you a place on a course best suited to your ability. You can then enrol for this online. We will try our best to offer you a course at a convenient time and place for you based on your needs.

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