Newcastle City Learning Citywide

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

The Hub - job and career advice and support available

If you are already attending a course with Newcastle City Learning and seeking employment or career advice we may be able to support you further

Find out more about job and career advice

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!

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

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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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