Education & Training


Skills for Life

Children's Essential Services

Do You Want to Improve your English or Maths Skills?

ETEC are currently contracted through Sunderland City Council to deliver Skills for Life courses. Skills for Life Poster

We can offer the following qualifications:

Numeracy Literacy
Entry 3  
Level 1 Level 1
Level 2 Level 2

We offer free daytime courses in a relaxed and friendly environment with highly experience tutors to support you all the way.

Courses are for adults (19+) who want to:

  • Improve or revise their existing skills e.g. spelling, letter writing, working with numbers.
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification – e.g Certificate in Adult Literacy or Numeracy at any level up to Level 2.
  • Apply for further education and need Maths & English qualifications (equivalent to GCSE A* - C grades).

All learners have individual learning plans and are provided with information, advice and guidance throughout the course. The qualifications are achieved through a combination of tutor support, e-learning and group sessions. To achieve the qualification you will need to take an online test (approximately an hour). The online tests are very flexible and allow you to choose when to take it. Results come in a matter of seconds and certificates in about 2 weeks.

Our welcoming classes offer adults a chance to develop their skills in friendly surroundings, build confidence, get a qualification and move on.

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ETEC Development Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales. Charity Number 1130616. Registered Office: ETEC House, 90 Coronation Street, Sunderland, SR1 2HE