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Adult Skills Homepage

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad supports adults in the Heart of the South West to find information about education and employment.

Adult Learning

Adult Learning can help you regain or learn essential skills such as math, English and digital to help you get work, upskill, retrain or help your children with homework.

They also offer a wide range of courses where you can meet other people interested in subjects such as languages, art, craft and more.

Adult Education providers also provide courses for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties, which can include courses on life skills to help them live independently.

Find out more about Adult Education


Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 please and you can gain a wide range of qualifications.

Apprenticeships come at a range of levels and can help you to earn while you learn, progress in your current career, or get a new one.

Find out more about Apprenticeships

Careers Hub

Inspiring the next generation and helping them understand the career and education options available to them is at the core of our career hub. Our enterprise advisors are employers from a wide range of industries who connect with schools to embed careers education. Find out about the careers hub and how to contact us if you would like to become one.

Find our more about our careers hub

Digtial Skills Partnership

Our digital skills partnership can help connect you with digital skills in the Heart of the South West.

Find out more about Digital Skills Partnership

Digital and Technical Bootcamps

Free, high quality, digital and technical training designed by industry to meet their open and live vacancies. The programme includes ten different digital and technical bootcamps that have been designed to help local people advance or pivot their skills into industries that are set to grow or are resilient to the current economic downturn.

Find out more about Digital and Technical Bootcamps

Maths, English and Digital Skills

Maths, English and digital skills are essential for entering the workforce or getting on a further education course to pursue your career of choice.

Find support links and resources to help your journey.

Find out more about Maths, English and Digital Skills

Qualifications Guide

Find out what qualifications are available to you and where they might lead.

Find out more about Qualifications

Education and Career Choices at 18 (and beyond)

Find out about the options available to you at 18 and beyond.

Find out more about education and career choices at 18

National Retraining Scheme

A government scheme to help upskills employees at risk of redundancy due to changes in the workforce. Find out about upskilling option available to you.

Find out more about the National Retraining Scheme

Supported Internship (ages 16-24)

Supported internships are for young people aged 16 — 24 with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this.

visit Supported Internship page

Open up to Skills

Project to provide training to upskill employees within their existing workplace and will also deliver new skills to improve the opportunities of those seeking alternative employment.

visit Open up to Skills page