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Life and work skills

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We can help you develop your English language skills to help you with everyday life and work. We focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening and cover topics such as:

  • How to find work in the UK;
  • Writing CVs;
  • Interview techniques; and
  • Citizenship.

Find out more about ESOL courses.

English and maths

Functional Skills are the new qualifications which have replaced the Basic Skills Literacy and Numeracy tests. Functional Skills qualifications will help you develop new skills which you can use at home, work, college or further study or to assist you into getting into employment. Qualifications are free and available at a variety of levels.

Find out more about English and maths courses.

Family Learning

  • Do you want to know what your child needs to learn?
  • Do you want to learn with your child?

Family Learning programmes are free, fun and open to parents, grandparents, guardians' and carers and are offered in schools and community settings across the city.

Our Programmes aim to provide parents with the skills and knowledge to support their children's learning and development and to learn new skills for themselves.

Find out more about Family Learning.

Skills for work

These are the skills needed to get most jobs, but they also help you stay in a job and work your way to the top. We can help you develop the skills you need for the workplace and help you apply more effectively for jobs, as well as gain the qualifications that are appropriate for your chosen career

Find out more about skills for work


National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work based qualifications. An NVQ is a qualification where you will both continue to learn at work and also get recognition for skills you have developed and demonstrated in your day to day job.

Find out more about NVQs

New Venture - supported internships

New Venture provides real work experience for Newcastle residents aged 16-24 years with learning difficulties and disabilities on a supported internship programme

Find out more about New Venture supported internships

Find a course today!

Enrol now for September!

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Our new brochure has arrived, and it is packed full of interesting courses that will help you gain a qualification, make a career change or learn a new skill. You can get a copy of the brochure here (pdf, 7.14MB), and it will be delivered throughout the City in the new few weeks. Enrol now online, by phone or in person at our centres.

AAT Champion Award Winners!

Tutor Andrea Scope receiving awardWe're thrilled to announce that Newcastle City Learning won the AAT Champion Award last week!
In this category the judges were looking for training providers that have made an impact in supporting their community, improving social inclusion and mobility, through the delivery of AAT qualifications.
Our new AAT accountancy courses are proving incredibly popular, and our tutor Andrea Scope was on hand to pick up the trophy at the awards ceremony. Well done everyone!
If you are interested in the courses we're running in accountancy, our new brochure will be available from 3rd June with all of the details listed.

Prevent Duty

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All Further Education providers have a duty to safeguard their learners and keep them safe from being exploited by extremists. The Prevent Duty is not about discouraging our learners from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

Prevent Duty: If you Notice anything unusual, Check it out and them Share it by contacting 0191 277 3502 or email remember – Notice – Check – Share. Here is a link to our Prevent animation

Newcastle City Council (which Newcastle City Learning are part of) also have a generic email address which you can also use to report any concerns you may have about Prevent:

Reporting Incidents of Hate Crime: Stop Hate UK. There’s a 24hr hotline on (Freephone) 0800 138 1625. People can text on 0771 798 9025. Online reports can also be taken at

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 £25,725 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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