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Work Skills Learning

Work Skills Learning,
St Olave's Cottage,
Woodberry Down,
N4 2TW
Telephone: 020 8802 1112


Who we are:

Work Skills Learning was established in 2005 and has more than ten years’ experience of working with young people.

Our independent education and training provision is based in Manor House and offers a range of educational opportunities for children and young people aged 16 – 25 who may be facing barriers to their education.

All our learners are valued as individuals, and we use innovative ideas and practices to help them reach their full potential.

We teach our young people in different settings to enable them to develop new skills and gain qualifications that help them move into the world of work.


Who we work with:

Our learners - Our setting teaches both male and female students and is aimed at providing a supportive environment for those with difficulties related to:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning, and/or
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties

We work with young people who may have a range of learning needs, those who are diagnosed with SEND and those at risk of social exclusion.

Other partners - We work effectively with a range of partners including:

  • parents/carers
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • local colleges
  • local authorities


What we do:

  • Work Skills Learning offers individual, personalised courses ranging from vocational to Entry Level and up to GCSE and beyond, tailored to meet young people’s needs.
  • We create a structured programme for our students that takes account of their personal interests and strengths while encouraging them to try new experiences and engage in positive challenges.
  • Work Skills Learning supports young people to become independent learners and thinkers ensuring that they experience success.
  • We can provide full or part time outreach support to schools for young people who are struggling for various reasons, providing short or longer term respite provision.
  • We provide home tuition when required.



  • Our aim for our student’s success is wider than academic and we place great emphasis on preparation for employment through qualifications such as employability skills and enterprise, as well as providing opportunities for work experience.
  • We work closely with neighbouring colleges to transition young people to continue their education.
  • We help young people to transition to apprenticeships and employment.
  • We work to settle young people with transition to semi-independent and supported living

Record Last Updated on: 26/06/2019

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday full-time
Term-time only

Other Details


The fees are for full-time education and provision of all subjects in the curriculum.
They are met from Local Authority Budgets through EHC Plans

Who is eligible?

This service is for young people aged 16 – 25 who have been identified as having Special Educational Needs.

Referral required?


Referral Details

Through the Local Authority SEN Department or Schools

Additional Information

Work Skills Learning is a registered member of UK Register of Learning Providers. 

Our staff have relevant teaching and support qualifications and SEND experience.

What to do if you have a complaint

Work Skills Learning has a policy and procedure for giving positive feedback or making a complaint about our services. 

A copy will be make available by the setting on request.  

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


SEND Personal Budget - Notes

If a parent/carers or young person requires a specific course or transport they may use part of their budget for this purpose.

How to Get Here

Local Bus Numbers: 29, 141, 253, 254, 259, 279 , 341

Tube: Manor House (Piccadilly Line)

Train: Harringay, Green Lanes or Seven Sisters station

Disabled Parking: Yes in the local area

Other parking: Paid for parking immediately outside venue

Can you provide transport support to or from your service? Yes – we provide travel training where necessary.

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