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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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Join us for our Open Days

Join us photoJoin us for our open days!

We are having two Enrolment and Advice Open Days on Monday 10 December and Tuesday 11 December at Westgate College from 9 am - 7.30pm. If you need advice and support you can speak to our qualified satff who will guide you through the enrolment process. The programme for the days lists when the advice sessions will be, (pdf 112KB). We hope to see you there. Remember, lots of courses are available for quick and easy online enrolment too.

Jan 2019 brochure out now!

Brochure cover Jan 19Stay with us in the New Year and take up one of the many progression opportunities available to you. Our latest brochure is available now! Your tutor will speak to you about follow on courses and your next steps too.

Your Learner Handbook

Learner handbook coverOur new learner handbook is now available here (pdf 1.81MB). Packed full of useful information about the service, we hope you will find it helpful. We'll cover a lot of the topics during our new induction process too, and you will be given a copy of the handbook to take away with you at the start of your course.

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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