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Flexible Essential Skills Project

Everyday Skills

Welcome to the Flexible Essential Skills project resources for partners’ page. Here you will find all the information about the project, the courses and the resources available to promote and share with your learners.

What is the Flexible Essential Skills project?

The Open University in partnership with Coleg Gwent, Coleg Cambria, NPTC Group of Colleges and Adult Learning Wales, brings a range of exciting new free online courses to anyone who wants to improve and refresh their everyday skills in maths and English. These are called our Everyday Skills courses. 

Share practice and engage in the project support network on the Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum

What are the Everyday Skills courses?

The Level 1 courses will be available from February 2019 and the Level 2 courses from March 2019. Direct links will be embedded as soon as the courses are live to learners.

Everyday English 1 

Everyday English 2 (Starting in Spring 2019)

Everyday Maths 1 (Available in English and Welsh, starting in Summer 2019)

Everyday Maths 2 (Available in English and Welsh, starting in Summer 2019)

These offer a flexible, online route into the Essential Skills curriculum and are mapped against the Wales Essential Skills Framework.

Learners can study independently online and gain a digital badge, and/or they can be supported by a partner college and gain an Essential Skills qualification.

How to sign up to study?

All Everyday Skills courses can be found on OpenLearn Cymru with full instructions whether the learner wishes to learn independently online, or whether they wish to be supported by one of the partner colleges.

Editable resources for project partners

Click on the links below for examples of our resources for project partners. If you would like editable versions of our Everyday Skills resources click here

1.       PowerPoint to share course information

2.       FAQs for learners, tutors and other stakeholders

3.       Key messages about the project 

4.       Leaflet to edit and distribute to potential learners

5.       Bilingual poster to edit and distribute to potential learners

6.       Graphics and suggested text to promote on social media

7.       Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum Space

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