Skills for Work

Skills for Work

We offer a range of courses to increase your confidence, build your work skills, support you in gaining a qualification and help you make that career move.

Award in Education and Training

This is an introductory teaching qualification that will prepare you to teach or train adults in adult and community learning, further education or the voluntary sector. It replaces the City and Guilds 6302 award in Preparing to Teach (PTLLS). It is equally suitable as an introduction for trainers in industry, commerce or HM forces.

There is no requirement to be in a teaching or training role as assessment is by observed microteaching and written assignments. It is for those with subject knowledge in a particular field but with little or no experience of teaching or training, and those considering teaching or training adults. For further information, please contact Caroline Cox on 01494 482822 or email or click here

AAT (Accounting Qualification)

We offer the AAT qualification at Levels 2, 3 and 4. These are suitable for anyone who currently works in an Accountancy role or who wishes develop new skills to enter this area of work. We also offer the AAT qualification as part of an Apprenticeship scheme. For more information about these courses please contact the course coordinator, Sandi Latimer on

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who do not speak English as their first language. ESOL classes are designed to help learners improve their ability to speak, listen, read and write in English and settle in the community. Our courses are carefully designed to take into consideration your individual learning needs, educational and employment aspirations. Our tutors encourage independent learning and use communicative language-teaching techniques to help you achieve your learning goals.

English and Maths

Our English courses are for adults whose first language is English and who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking or listening skills for work, home or in the community.

Our maths courses are open to everyone, regardless of your first language, and will help you to become more confident with using numbers; measures, shape and space; data handling.

To find out more about our English and maths courses, please click here.

Return to Work

Our Community Outreach Team runs accredited Work Skills courses that help improve skills to search and apply for jobs, as well as develop confidence with interview skills. Information and advice sessions are offered at each Jobcentre Plus office in Buckinghamshire. For more information, please contact