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Skills for all

It’s never too late to learn something new or brush up your skills.

Skills for all

Do you need to upskill? Do you want to gain a qualification?

Maybe you're unsure what to do and need some advice. Our Community Programmes, which run from our Cambridgeshire-based centres in Peterborough and Wisbech, can help. Please click on the headings below for more information.

If you'd like to have an informal chat about your options, please get in touch using our online form below.

I would like to see what free courses I can do from home

I'd like to see what free courses I can do from home

There are many providers of free courses, whether through colleges or other training providers. Get in touch with the Employment and Skills Team and colleagues will advise you on what our partners are offering in your area. 

We also provide a range of free ICT courses, from beginners upwards.
Find out more on the Digital Skills page.

For a wide range of general courses, which range from short courses to some offering a nationally-recognised qualification, please click on the links below. There are other providers available - here are just a few to help you on your way: 

If you’re an adult wanting to brush up on your reading, writing and numeracy skills, then the BBC website has the Skillswise page to help.

There's also a selection of free resources for all ages that can be found on the British Council website.

I live in Peterborough or Fenland

Want to brush up your Maths, English or IT skills and achieve a qualification? Our Community Programmes running from our Cambridgeshire-based centres can help.

Our Maths and English courses are free to anyone aged 19 and over who's lived in the UK or EEA for at least three years. Our IT courses are usually free if you’re in receipt of certain benefits or you earn below a certain threshold – please contact us to find out more.

The courses are completed online, with tutor support, and the programmes are devised around your current knowledge. This means that you can achieve your qualification quicker and at a pace that suits you. At the end of the course, the tutor will make arrangements with you for testing.

What can you expect from us?

  • We'll endeavour to respond to your enquiries as soon as possible
  • We'll discuss your preferred contact arrangements and deal with any queries during our normal working hours
  • We'll help you during each step of your learner journey, with one-to-one support from an experienced tutor
  • We'll discuss your next steps following completion of the course and signpost you to further support.

What do we expect from you?

  • Access your course on a regular basis
  • Make your tutor aware of any necessary breaks in learning. If there's no access for over 4 weeks, you may have to be withdrawn from the course
  • Complete your guided learning hours and take any end-of-course exams
  • Complete and update any necessary paperwork for the course.

If you’re able to study online from home and would like to improve your skills and achieve a qualification, please contact us via the form below. Some of our centres are open to the public – please speak to us if you're interested in visiting a centre in person. You can also email us at

Here’s what some of our previous learners had to say:

  • “I obtained qualifications that really helped me get on to my college course.”
  • “I now feel confident and can go on to an Access course online in the future.”
  • “It helped me move on in life, a tremendous help.”
  • “The course has helped me feel really confident to do even more learning.”

Get in touch

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