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19th July 2017

Recognition for two remarkable learners

At Skills Plus, we’re host to a huge number of very talented and inspirational learners, who overcome various obstacles to make achievements in their life. This could be anything from getting a good knowledge of the English language, gaining important GCSE qualifications, or learning the skills needed to live a more independent life. We were Read more…

24th April 2017

Our Sittingbourne Skills Plus Centre is Moving

As part of a Kent County Council property review, from the start of the next academic year in September 2017 we will be operating from Units A/B London Road, Sittingbourne ME10 1SX. These new premises offer modern, air conditioned classroom facilities and are located close to public transport links. We shall continue to provide you Read more…

7th April 2017

ESOL Skills For Life Exams – Entry Videos

If you’re looking to improve your spoken English to help your prospects for both your career and your personal life, but want to know a bit more about what you’ll be learning on an ESOL course before you enrol, take a look at these videos below from Trinity College which outline examples of ESOL exams. Read more…

9th February 2017

Top 10 tips for learning English

If English isn’t your first language and you’re looking to learn it to help you in your personal and professional life, you might already be aware of how our ESOL and EFL courses can help. But in addition to our courses, we think it’s very important and useful to do some “self discovery” and find Read more…

28th July 2016

Ofsted Inspection 2016 – Grade 2 Rating Achieved!

Kent County Council’s Community Learning and Skills has recently been awarded a ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection result. Ofsted returned ‘Good’ rating for all seven headline fields, including leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for learners, adult learning and apprenticeships. CLS provides learning opportunities for adults, young people Read more…

25th May 2016

Skills for Life learners gain some help from Chelsea Football Club

Recently, our Skills for Life learners took a trip to the training grounds of Chelsea Football Club for a fun-filled and productive day, and it couldn’t have been possible without one of our learners themselves. Learner Martin, who is a huge Chelsea fan wrote to the club in November as part of his course to Read more…

4th May 2016

ESOL learner Yahya praised for his hard work

At Skills Plus, we are proud of all of our learners and the dedication they show to their learning, and there’s a particular student in Gravesend who has recently stood out. 18 year-old Yahya is currently taking part in an ESOL course for young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Gravesend and has greatly impressed his tutors Read more…

22nd April 2016

GCSE grading structure to be changed

Starting with GCSE results at the end of the 2016/17 academic year, there will be a major change in how GCSEs are graded. GCSE English and maths grades will now be graded as numbers from 9-1 rather than A*-G. All other subjects will follow this grading structure from summer 2019. The reason for this is Read more…

19th April 2016

Skills Plus receive a very helpful Trinity visit

On Monday, Trinity College visited our ESOL learners and Tutors at our centre in Maidstone to film a number of learners taking part in a trial run of the ESOL Entry Level speaking exams. These videos of our students taking part in an individual speaking exam as well as group discussions will be published by Trinity in Read more…

3rd February 2016

Life and Living Art

Here at Skills Plus we offer a wide range of services and one of these includes our Life and Living Skills courses, which help those with a learning disability learn skills that will aid them throughout their lives. Part of this includes art projects. Recently 12 learners from our Life and Living Skills course at Read more…