Life and work skills
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
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.
- 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.
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
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.
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