Get help with reading, writing and using numbers

The Big Plus is our free service that puts you in touch with a local tutor.

Your tutor will help build your confidence and skills.  

They can meet you in different places, like libraries, community centres or colleges.

It's not like being back at school. You’ll learn in a relaxed, friendly way that fits around your work or family time. 

The Big Plus

Call our helpline on 0800 917 8000

 

What happens when I contact The Big Plus?

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We’ll put you in touch with a tutor in your area

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You'll meet them one to one or in a group

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You choose what you want to learn

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Your tutor will help build your confidence and skills

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It could take just a couple of hours a week 

How we can help

With The Big Plus, you're in control of what you want to learn. Here are some things we can help with:

  • Improving your writing and spelling so you'll feel more confident at work
  • Building confidence to read aloud to your kids
  • Working with numbers like fractions and percentages so you can manage your money
  • Learning computer skills so you can fill in online forms and write emails

You can even work towards qualifications in English, maths and IT. Giving you proof of your new skills for your CV.

About The Big Plus

The Big Plus campaign and helpline are run by Skills Development Scotland with advice from Education Scotland. The help you get is provided by your local authority.

Here's a quick recap: 

  1. Call our helpline on 0800 917 8000​

  2. We'll put you in touch with a tutor

  3. You'll build confidence and learn new skills

  4. It could take just a couple of hours a week