Essential Skills Wales

What are Essential Skills Wales qualifications?

Essential Skills Wales qualifications cover the key skills you will need for life, learning and employment. They cover four key skills: 

  • application of number
  • communications
  • digital literacy 
  • employability

All Essential Skills qualifications are available from entry level 1 to level 3, except for Essential Employability Skills, which is available from entry level 3 to level 3.

They have been developed for use in Further Education, Work-based Learning, Adult Community Learning and alternative settings.