Essential Skills 

Vale Open Learning Centre, Barry Library, First Floor, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW


vlocReading, writing, maths and computing help you get on in life and work. If you want to improve your skills, or don't have any qualifications, this is the place to start.


You can work at your own pace or in small group.


We offer City & Guilds Essential Skills qualification from Entry 1 to Level 2.


We have classes at the Open Learning Centre and you can start at any time. 


Cost: English and Maths courses are FREE


Maths Courses


Course TitleDayTime
Maths Entry Level Monday 9.30am -12.00pm
Maths Workshop Monday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Maths Workshop Monday 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Maths Workshop Tuesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Maths Level 1 & 2 Friday 9.30am - 12.00pm

English Courses


Course TitleDayTime
English Entry Level Tuesday 9.30am - 12.00pm
English Entry Level Wednesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
English Levels 1 & 2 Monday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
English Levels 1 & 2 Tuesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
English Levels 1 & 2 Thursday 9.30am - 12.00pm
English Workshop Monday 6.30pm - 9.00pm