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SS&L is a vibrant staff-led Social Enterprise, which delivers a wide range of education services to young people and adults across Somerset. We are a customer-focused organisation, working closely with Somerset communities, and we are committed to changing people's lives for the better. We understand learning and development, and we share this understanding with our learners, partners and the employers that we work with. We have values and an ethos that informs our daily activities, and the learner is at the heart of what we do. SS&L was graded good by OFSTED in June 2014.

What we offer:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Leisure courses
  • Qualification courses
  • English and maths

What we do:

  • Annually we provide learning opportunities to over 10,000 learners across Somerset and beyond
  • We lead the Community Learning Partnership for Somerset, providing grants to enable learning in the community for over 40 different community groups each year
  • We work with over 500 employers to support the skills and economic needs of Somerset
  • We provide back to work and employability training for young people and adults
  • We work with schools and family centres to deliver a range of family learning opportunities.

We have centres in Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Chard, Frome, Ilminster, Minehead, Taunton, Wellington, Wells and Yeovil. We also deliver in a range of other locations across Somerset and work with a large number of employers to support the learning and skills needs in Somerset.

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Our centres have some fantastic rooms for teaching which are equipped with data projectors, SMART boards, hearing loops, WIFI and access to refreshments in DDA compliant buildings. Centres also have a fully equipped computer suite.

Most of our centres have a free car park for learners.


You can find our centres in:

Bridgwater - Churchill House, Robins Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4DL

Burnham on Sea - Princess Street, Burnham on Sea, TA8 1EH

Chard - The Boden Centre, Boden Street, Chard, TA20 2AX

Frome - The Saxonvale Centre, Garsdale, Frome, BA11 1RZ

Ilminster - 47 Ditton Street, Ilminster, TA19 0BW

Minehead - Middle Street, Minehead, TA24 5JH

Taunton - Broughton House, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton, TA1 2PP

Wellington - 4 Corams Lane, Wellington, TA21 8LL

Wells - Portway Building, Portway, Wells, BA5 2QF

Yeovil - Dolphin House, 21 Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1TQ

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How to enrol

Enrol online or call us on 0330 332 7997

Contact details

Enrol online

Call 0330 332 7997

In person: at any of our 10 centres across the county.