YES is a Bristol charity, founded in 1974. We provide specialist, individualised tuition and support for adults and young people for whom low levels of literacy and/or numeracy are real barriers to progression into work.
Our base in BS2 is a relaxed, informal but well equipped place for those who may lack confidence to develop skills.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about how YES can assist you, then contact Christine Cox via phone on 0117 8739744 or email her at


Address Unit 3, Hide Market, West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Phone 0117 8739744



We offer several services which are on offer to the West of England partners: adult literacy/functional skills English and dyslexic support.

Adult Literacy/ Functional Skills English

Informal small group tuition in adult literacy, particularly targeted at those with very low level literacy skills which are a real barrier to progression into work. Each student will have an individual learning plan. Where appropriate accreditation is available through City&Guilds Functional Skills qualifications at levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. YES is a registered City & Guilds Centre.

YES has more than 30 years’ experience of delivering this service. The Quality Consultant at C&G responsible for external quality assurance is Michael Preston. The senior internal moderator at YES is Jo Yeandle. Essential Skills Co-ordinator is a full member of the Society for Education and Training. Tutors, who also work on courses commissioned by Bristol City Council, undertake on-line training provided by the Education and Training Foundation.

Dyslexic Support

This is a course for adults who have been diagnosed as dyslexic or who believe themselves to be dyslexic and for whom this is a barrier to gaining employment or progressing in the workplace. It is not a course for people who want to improve their spelling, writing or reading (for these courses, see above).

The course enables adults to understand their dyslexia and draw on practical tools and techniques to deal with it. It will include dealing with disclosing dyslexia in application forms and at job interviews and asking for the reasonable adjustments they need at work. It can be a great boost to self-confidence to work with other dyslexic learners and to gain support from each other.