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"Somerset Skills & Learning has 11 centres in Somerset and offers a variety of leisure and vocational courses and traineeships and apprenticeships"


When was the last time you did something for the first time?

At SS&L we provide a learning programme that is attractive and sustainable which inspires people to learn, enjoy and achieve. Our mission is to lead in the planning, promotion and delivery of vibrant learning that enables people to achieve their aspirations.

As an adult, if you are looking for a change in career, to gain further qualifications, enhance existing skills, improve your health and wellbeing, or just learn as a hobby or for the pleasure of learning, then we have something for you.

As a 16 -18 year old, we offer a wide choice of study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships that proves you do not have to stay at school to continue to work, study and learn. From helping to get you employment ready, to supporting your training as an apprentice and beyond, we can help.

SS&L is Somerset's local provider of education, training and learning. We have 11 centre's located in 14 different Somerset towns, plus the use of a range of village, community and church halls - so if you live in Somerset, there should be something happening near you, in your community, being attended by people with the same interests as you.

With leisure courses, vocational courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, bespoke courses for employers, self development, health and fitness and courses just for fun, there is plenty to choose from!  We have specific courses for 16 to 18 year olds that offer more than just staying at school

Learning opportunities include:

  • Art & Craft
  • Business Skills
  • Catering
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Communication
  • English
  • Exercise, Health and Wellbeing
  • First Aid
  • Floristry
  • General Interest
  • Health & Safety
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Industry
  • Languages
  • Social Care

We also have a range of online learning opportunities, including REPs CPD for fitness professionals, and a centre of excellent for our sugarcraft provision.

These are Somerset's local learning courses. If there is something you want to do but can't see it listed, please get in touch and we shall see if we can make it happen!

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Contact details

To enrol:

Call 0330 332 7997

In person: at any of our 11 centres across the county.