Essential Skills 

Vale Learning Centre

First Floor, Barry Library, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW


Reading, 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 groups.


Can I achieve qualifications?

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


When can I start?

We have classes every week day at various times. You can start at any time.



English and Maths courses are FREE

english maths courses

Maths Courses


Course TitleDayTime
Maths Entry Level Monday 9.30am -12noon
Maths Workshop Monday 1pm - 3pm
Maths Workshop Monday 6.30pm - 9pm
Maths Workshop Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
Maths Level 1 & 2 Friday 9.30am - 12.00noon

English Courses


Course TitleDayTime
English Entry Level Monday 1pm - 3pm
English Entry Level Tuesday 9.30am - 12noon
English Levels 1 & 2 Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
English Levels 1 & 2 Friday 9.30am - 12noon
English Workshop Monday 6.30pm - 9pm