Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the usual questions we get asked about The Learning Link.

Q:    What can I do at the Learning Link?

Q:    What does English tuition cover?

Q:    Will I just be on my own?

Q:    How much does it cost?

Q:    I work during the day.  Can I come in at the weekend or evenings?

Q:    How long are the classes?

Q:    I didn’t like school – will it be like that?

Q:    Will I have to do a test or sit an exam?

Q:    Will there be other people like me?

 

Q:    What can I do at the Learning Link?

A:    We can help you brush up on your maths, English or IT skills and more.

Q:    What does English tuition cover?

A:    We can help you with anything you wish from learning to read or write, help with grammar or spelling, forming paragraphs, punctuation, through to essay writing. We also offer English classes for people whose first language is not English.

Q:    Will I just be on my own?

A:    Tuition is offered on a one-to-one basis or in a small group.

Q:    How much does it cost?

A:    All the tuition we provide is free.

Q:    I work during the day.  Can I come in at the weekend or evenings?

A:    We will be able to teach you either during the day, evening or weekends – whichever suits both yourself and your tutor.

Q:    How long are the classes?

A:    The time you will spend at The Learning Link will normally be between one  and two hours a week, but we encourage our students to practise at home.

Q:    I didn’t like school – will it be like that?

A:    You will work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere with an understanding tutor.

Q:    Will I have to do a test or sit an exam?

A:    You don’t have to do any tests or exams but if you do wish to try a qualification you may be able to take an SQA qualification here at The Learning Link. You can also go on to Orkney College, for example, to further your studies and take further qualifications.

Q:    Will there be other people like me?

A:    Yes, one in five adults has difficulty with reading, writing or maths. Learners are all ages and come from all over Orkney including the isles.