Newcastle City Learning has provided adult learning within the city for many years. Our mission is to help people learn and achieve in a friendly and supportive environment. Within Newcastle City Council, Newcastle City Learning sits within the Education and Skills Division within the People Directorate. At the heart of the service is an ethos of supporting the people furthest away from the labour market in the city to develop their skills. Most provision is delivered and managed directly.
As well as delivering community learning provision Newcastle City Learning has strong links with a range of partners including Job Centre Plus, Your Homes Newcastle, Newcastle Futures Ltd, and employers. A strong partnership with the city’s Connexions service is also now well established.
Newcastle City Learning receives funding through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Adult Education Budget, 16-18 Study Programme, 16-18 Apprenticeships, and Adult Apprenticeships as well as Advanced Learning Loans and fees from learners.
The biggest single provision areas for the service are English for Speakers of Other Languages, Learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and English and maths.