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KAE Skills

KAE Skills offer a wide range of courses, providing essential skills to help you in day to day life and in the work place. With courses available in English and Maths GCSE, Functional Skills, ESOL and EFL courses, plus work skills.

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ESOL and EFL Courses

If you are a non-English speaker, our ESOL and EFL courses will help you learn the language to improve your speaking and writing skills, find a job or start a career and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English. They will help you improve your spoken and written English, help you prepare to find a job and help you gain a Trinity ESOL qualification.

  • Flexible payment plans are available – ask for details in centre
  • Overseas rates apply to non-eligible students
  • If you are on a low income, we may be able to help you with the cost
  • ESOL is free if you receive the relevant benefits
  • Fees are non-refundable if you withdraw from the course. Outstanding fees are also payable if you decide to withdraw early
  • We expect firm commitment, including regular attendance

EFL courses help you improve your English as well as your job and career opportunities in the UK. There are no restrictions on who can attend an EFL course. These courses have a heavier focus on grammar than ESOL courses.

For more information about the exams, visit We are also an EFL open centre. If you would like to take the exam only, please contact us.

English Pronunciation - Accent Reduction courses are one-day courses to help you reduce your accent and improve pronunciation.

ESOL courses for HK BNO visa holders

HongKongers arriving in Britain on a British Nationals (Overseas) visa, and their dependants, may be eligible for funding support to pay course fees. For more information and advice on signing up to the appropriate ESOL and EFL course if you are arriving from Hong Kong, please email:

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Everyday English and Maths courses

Our Everyday English and Maths courses are designed for learners who need to cover the basics in English and Maths. This will include those who have a mild to moderate learning disability and/or difficulty. They are also suitable for adults with mental health difficulties or those who feel they need extra support to learn. Courses are run across Kent. The provision is designed to enable all learners to have access to learning that is individualised, challenging and meets their needs. Learners will be given the opportunity to progress to higher levels if appropriate.

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GCSE English Language and Maths courses

Our GCSE English Language and Maths courses are one year intensive courses leading to qualifications in English Language and Maths. Courses are FREE if you do not have a GCSE Grade 9-4. If you have a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language or Maths, then courses are chargeable at £755 plus a £55 examination fee.

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Functional Skills English and Maths courses

Functional Skills English and Maths courses are FREE for eligible learners. Functional Skills are essential skills needed for English and Maths, that are vital for young people and adults to participate in life, learning and work. Available at Entry 1 to Level 2, they can be used to progress towards a GCSE.

Bitesize Stepping Stones are FREE for eligible learners. These are a versatile collection of small units focusing on small chunks of English and Maths skills. Available at Entry 1 to Level 2, they can be used to help learners progress towards 'destination' qualifications such as Functional Skills or GCSE.

FREE Functional Skills or Bitesize Stepping Stone courses are available to learners who have not previously achieved a Grade 4-9 in GCSE English or Maths.

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Work Skills

Work Skills courses are free for people who receive the relevant benefits. They support learners to develop employability and work skills, including interview skills, confidence and presentation skills.

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