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The Open University in partnership with Coleg Gwent, Coleg Cambria, NPTC Group of Colleges and Addysg Oedolion Cymru | 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 and are available for free on OpenLearn Wales and OpenLearn Cymru.  

The courses are designed to give students the skills they need to go alongside other further education courses, improve job prospects or simply learn new skills.

Working in partnership
Developing the Everyday Skills Maths Course

You can find the Everyday Skills Courses here:

Here are some of the personal and professional benefits you'll gain by studying these courses:

  • Support children with homework
  • Build your self-esteem and confidence
  • Enhance your job prospects and employability
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Become confident in completing forms accurately

The online Everyday Skills courses will provide the ideal means to enable learners to enhance and develop their skills at their own pace, and whenever and wherever they want.

Geraint Jones
Head of Curriculum at NPTC Group of Colleges

In partnership, we were able to overcome challenges to create a shared learning and shared understanding.

Lynnette Thomas
Deputy Director, Strategy and Development (Wales), The Open University in Wales

When we were presented with the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleges in Wales and the OU we were very excited and saw a real potential to support many of our learners

Amanda Morgan
Deputy Director, Basic/Essential Skills – Coleg Cambria

Learners stories

The OU in Wales caught up with two people who have been studying the maths and English courses.

Alireza Zamani, Everyday English 
Ryan Davies, Everyday Maths

Learn with college support to gain a qualification

Contact a partner centre, where you may be asked to sit an initial assessment.  The centre will guide you to the most suitable course and qualification for your skill level, either Everyday Skills courses or an Essential Skills qualification.

Participating partner centres:

Learn about Essential Skills Wales qualifications and the Functional Skills qualification, available in England.