Skills for Life English

Introduction to this course

All our Skills for Life English courses are FREE! 

  • Want to improve your reading and writing skills?
  • Want to be able to help with your children’s homework?
  • Want to get on at work?

We can help!

Our small friendly FREE classes are for adults who want to get a qualification in English in a supportive environment. Don’t worry if you feel nervous about coming back into education – our team of supportive and professional staff will support you to achieve your qualification at a pace that is right for you.

There are no entry requirements and we have Intake Dates throughout the academic year, so if you miss the September start date you will still have the opportunity to join our course.

Just call us on 01935 845353 and we will talk with you about which class and level is right for you.

Duration of this course

There is no set duration for this course, you can join at any time and keep studying until you have achieved your goal. Classes run for two hours and we have classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, so there is a class that is right for you!

Course Content/Units

You will study a variety of units, chosen depending on your level. Your tutor will advise you on specific content when you start your course.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course other than a genuine desire to have better English skills.

Expenses for this course

We have supportive professional staff who will provide you with the hand outs and information you need to work towards achieving your qualification. You only need to bring writing paper, a pen and a folder to class.

How will you be assessed

You will improve your English skills throughout the course and when you are ready you will take your Functional Skills English qualification. We will be there every step of the way to help you to be successful and to achieve your goals.

Career Prospects

As well as boosting your confidence, getting a qualification in English can help you progress on to other courses and improve your job prospects.

Improving your English skills may help you get a new job or move ahead in your current role.

How to Apply?

If you want to enrol on a course or would like to discuss these courses further, please call 01935 423921 or email

We will arrange a convenient time for you to meet with a member of the Skills for Life team to assess the skills you already have and help you identify which skills you need to develop.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Test your Skills! 

If you would like to test your skills, you can try an English and Maths Mini Test (please note this link takes you away from the Yeovil College website).