Newcastle City Learning Citywide

About us

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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.

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Get your Learner Handbook now

75Our new Learner Handbook has arrived! Packed with useful information and details of the support that is available, we hope it will help you make the most of your learning experience with us in the new academic year 2017 - 18. Copies are available at our receptions, and will be given out at enrolment and you can download it here too (pdf, 5.07MB)

Enrol from 3rd July 2017

Cover Autumn 17Our new brochure for Autumn 2017 is out on 3rd July and you can download your copy here (pdf, 5.05MB). You can enrol for most of our courses online, and of course, you'll always be welcome in person at one of our centres.

Advanced Learner Loans

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There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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