We offer a range of Essential Skills courses for all ages, whether you’re 16-18 or 19 years or over. Our friendly and supportive tutors will help you explore your strengths and career interests, develop your key skills in English, maths and IT and grow your confidence and teamwork skills.
We offer a range of short courses for a variety of abilities.
The majority of our Essential Skills courses are aimed at helping those aged 19+ secure employment. We’ll help you develop communications skills, IT, English and maths skills and can support with CVs and interview preparation. The Pathway to Careers course offers under 19s the chance to try out a range of industries before committing to a course full-time.
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“Coming to college has allowed me to develop more confidence to help prepare me for my next step in life.”Georgia Whitbread Level 3 Art and Design, Former student at Rawmarsh Community School
“I have made new friends on my course and love how many opportunities there are to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities while at college”Chelsea Smith Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Former student at the Laurel Academy
“College has provided me with a fresh start; the course is fun and the tutors are really nice.”Charlie Nicholls Level 3 Performing Arts Former student at Handsworth Grange School