Adult Basic Education

Improve your skills with Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy courses starting in September, January and April.

Adult Basic Education - English, Maths and Digital Literacy

Studying a Literacy (Communication), Numeracy (Application of Number) or Digital Literacy course with Cardiff and Vale College could help you to:

  • Gain a qualification (Essential Skills or Agored)
  • Prepare for work or a college course
  • Improve everyday skills

Classes are available from Entry 1 to Level 2 and start in September, January and April. 

Prior to enrolment you will be required to complete a WEST screener and interview in order to place you in a class at the appropriate level that best suits your needs.

Courses run for 6 hours a week for 10 weeks and you will be also be required to do additional study outside these hours.

Options for January:

  • Essential Skills – 3 hours on site and 3 hours blended learning.

  • Essential Skills online (Level 2 only) – supported online learning. You will be required to attend a college site for the examinations only.
  • ABE Online course – accredited with an Agored unit. Suitable for learners who want to brush up on skills without attending a college site.

If you have English as a second language and require an ESOL course please click here. 

Location of courses

One Canal Parade, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5BF



Our Adult Basic Education courses are designed to fit around your life and course fees are just £10! From Monday to Friday we cover English, Maths and Digital Literacy, so you won't miss out on the chance to get back into education.


Your future is important to us and we hope that these courses provide you with the platform to progress at home, work and in education. You can discover more about your progression routes by speaking to your tutor or our helpful support staff.

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