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English and maths

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Would you like to:

  • Update your skills for work?
  • Refresh your English and Maths qualifications?
  • Improve your qualifications for college or further learning?
  • Help your children with their homework?
  • Improve your English and Maths skills?

If your answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

What can I learn?

We offer support for English and maths and work with learners from beginners to those working at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent).

We offer specialist tuition for:

  • Students with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).
  • Small groups of students with learning difficulties.

Where will I learn?

We are based at Heaton and West Gate colleges and also work in a number of community venues and with employers in the workplace.

How much are the courses?

All English and maths courses are free of charge to the learner, and lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

More information

For further information please contact the Skills for Life team by phoning 0191 2782818 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer tutors are particularly welcome to apply. All our volunteers must be CRB checked and are expected to work towards a Certificate in Adult Learner support.

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Join us for our Open Days

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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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