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About Us

Community Learning and Skills (CLS) is part of Kent County Council (KCC). Our purpose is to provide and secure learning opportunities for Kent's residents which will: engage and build confidence, preparing them for further learning and employment; improve essential skills in areas such as English, ESOL, maths, digital skills; equip parents/carers to support children's learning, and improve health and wellbeing to develop strong, integrated communities.

We engage with local communities throughout Kent to provide educational services which match the needs of local communities based on levels of prosperity, employment and priorities. CLS aims to ensure that our services provide learning appropriate to the needs of individuals and families at various stages in their lives.

We are funded via a range of annually awarded Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contracts plus fee income when adults enrol on certain courses.