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Skills Forward

Skills Forward

What is this?
Skills Forward is one of the UK’s leading eLearning solutions for English, maths and employability skills, helping you progress through Functional Skills to GCSE. This online platform gives you independence to develop new skills for life and work. Many of our learners use this as an introduction to their learning, to brush up on skills you may not have practised for a while. Some do this with Google Classroom and some do it as extra homework. It’s free to all our learners.

What happens?
You will use this by yourself to see what your strengths and areas for development are. It is full of unique and handy assessments and resources to help you develop and practice your skills and see progress quickly. You won’t be involved in any group work and only you and your tutor can see your progress.

How do I get on this?
Once you’ve enrolled with us for a vocational course or English and maths, following your discussion with our Learning Adviser, our Learning Services Team will be in touch to provide you with all the information you need to get online including a log in and password.

You can download the Skills Forward Learner Quick Start Guide here

You can watch our handy Skills Forward video here

Our Learning Services Team will be on hand to help you if needed and can be contacted on 01752 660713 or at

I managed to pass my GCSE, probably one of the oldest learners at age 64. Now I’m looking to get back into learning and hopefully take an A level in maths.”


Studying English Functional Skills, I now have an improved confidence and I can walk around with my head held high.


Helped me find the real me. I now have the confidence and the qualification to find myself a job. Thank you to my tutors who believed in me and pushed me to my limits it sure has paid off.


I have now passed both my functional skills courses and am currently studying for GCSE’s. I must admit it’s much better and I am way more confident.”


Everybody’s really welcoming, and nobody judges you, and you can be who you want to be. It’s just a great way to get going.


Just started the Introduction to Counselling Course & it is excellent!


Really enjoyed the Introduction to Training course. The trainer’s style was creative and engaging. Would recommend to anyone.


I recently attended two of the free workshops and I was amazed how much I learnt, the tutors were very passionate about the craft they were teaching and the fact we all got to bring items home that we made was so wonderful. I would recommend to anybody.


I’ve just received my results and have passed both my GCSE English & Maths. I left school in 1988. Getting the chance to redo them was a great opportunity for me. Such a good feeling to have passed, onwards and upwards for me.