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Study Programmes for young people

Development programmes for young people

Newcastle City Learning offers programmes of learning and support for young people who:

may not be sure about their future career pathway

may lack the qualifications they need to enter their chosen career

may want to develop their personal skills and confidence

may be facing personal barriers they need help with

The programmes are available for individuals aged 16-19 and are also available to those aged 19-24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Study programmes are delivered through our Westgate College site and are made up of FOUR key components providing each learner with their own individualised timetable.


Programmes include personal development, work placement, and an opportunity to gain essential work skills including English and maths. They are generally aimed at helping young people identify and progress into an appropriate career pathway, so most of the activities within the programme are themed around occupational sectors. At the moment the occupations we deliver are:

Business and Administration

Business and Administration

Customer Service

Health, Public Services and Care

Children and Young People’s Workforce

Health and Social Care

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Beauty Therapy

To find out more contact Newcastle City Learning on 0191 2773604.

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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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