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14th May 2018

Exciting changes coming to Skills Plus

We’re delighted to officially announce that Skills Plus will soon be joining its sister brand, Kent Adult Education, to form a brand new selection of courses, known as KAE Skills. These courses are still all designed to help you to gain skills and nationally recognised qualifications to improve your opportunities in your career and personal Read more…

16th April 2018

An Easter day out for Skills Plus learners

Read on for a lovely account from Skills Plus Tutor Nikki Cuckney of some of her learners over the Easter period. “My Monday Everyday English and maths groups have been working hard this year on a project about healthy eating, ordering from a menu and budgeting. In order for the learners to demonstrate what they Read more…

26th January 2018

Are you ready to take a GCSE?

Access GCSE from Skills Plus… Access to GCSE maths and English courses will run this year and have been designed to help potential GCSE students to improve their skills ready to join the next academic year GCSE intake. Each year prior to joining any GCSE maths or English course, students are required to take an Read more…

20th December 2017

Matrix accreditation successfully renewed for another three years!

We are delighted to announce that Community Learning and Skills, the parent company of Skills Plus Kent has successfully achieved Matrix reaccreditation. The Matrix assessment standard recognises our commitment to delivering Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and demonstrates a number of strengths including our: Clear and bold strategic aims relating to our IAG provision Range Read more…

12th October 2017

Congratulations to this fantastic learner

Ian came to Skills Plus in 2016 after meeting his wife and moving to Dover. Ian has cerebral palsy. His condition affects his ability to read and write at length, to hear and respond to people, to remember information and to maintain concentration and effort over a period of time due to physical and mental Read more…

3rd October 2017

GCSE Results – Outstanding Perseverance

It was just over a month ago that students of all ages around the country anxiously waited to receive their GCSE results, and that includes many of our learners here at Skills Plus who took their GCSE exams upon completion of their studying last year and achieved the results they were looking for or overachieved Read more…

11th September 2017

Artworker Needed – Now

A Design/Artworker role based in Sittingbourne has become available for Community Learning and Skills for up to, although possibly longer than one month, with an immediate start date. To register your interest and find out more, please email us with your details at

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…