Newcastle City Learning Citywide

Our LDD provision


We offer programmes for those aged 16-25 years and for those aged 25 and above

New Trax

New Trax is our programme for 16-25 year olds who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It's a study programme which focuses on preparing you for adulthood. Learners will work towards a Certificate in Personal Effectiveness at Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2 as well as identifying a work placement opportunity. The course is fully funded through the Education Funding Authority for Learners who have an Educational Healthcare Plan in place. Activities will include:

• Engaging with the world around you: Events
• Encountering experiences: Being a part of things
• Healthy living
• Using technology in the home and community
• Environmental awareness
• Developing learning skills: Learning to learn
• Communicating with others at work
• Customer service
• Dealing with problems in daily life
• Making the most of leisure time
• Managing own money

LDD Provision 25+

For those aged 25+ we offer a variety of programmes from Pre-entry to Level 2 in a variety of qualifications focusing on Independent living skills, community involvement & work experience:

• Dip in Lifeskills
• Certificate in Personal Progress
• Certificate in Personal & Social Development
• Certificate in Employability
• Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
• Diploma in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
• Functional Maths
• Functional English

For more information

Please contact Samantha J Riley
Adult Learning & Skills Manager LLDD
Newcastle City Learning
Westgate College
West Road

Tel: 0191 277 3574
Mob: 07788 337254
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Find a course today!

New brochure out now!

Christmas 18 coverOur new brochure for Jan-Mar 2018 is out now. Download it here (pdf, 6.06MB) and enrol now!

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)

Advanced Learner Loans

learner HE

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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