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Welcome
to your new look brochure. We have revitalised the way we present adult education opportunities and we hope you will enjoy browsing the courses on offer. Our new online booking service makes getting involved easier than ever before. Developing our skills helps us in a variety of ways. Whether you want to improve your job prospects, make new friends, develop life skills, build the condence to start your own business, or take your career to the next level, we are condent youll nd the right course for you. This prospectus focuses on courses that deliver skills required by employers, courses that encourage a wide spectrum of people to engage in learning, and courses that help to strengthen the communities we live in. We are determined that everyone in Newcastle should have the skills they require to full their aspirations. Our great city must make the most of the opportunities that are available - so sign up and look forward to all of the benets of investing in your future. Cllr Michael Johnson Deputy Cabinet Member, Skills and Development

Course Key
Yellow Courses
Concessions: these courses are free if you are in receipt of one of the following: Council Tax Benefit Housing Benefit Income Support Jobseekers Allowance Working Tax Credit (if your household income is less than 15,276) Employment Support Allowance - Work Related Activity Group Employment Support Allowance - Support Group If you are not in paid work and you are dependant on someone from one of the categories listed above If you are 16 -18 years of age and in full or part time education

Blue Courses
Concessions: these courses are free if you are in receipt of one of the following: Jobseekers Allowance Employment Support Allowance - Work Related Activity Group If you are 16 -18 years of age and in full or part time education Eligible Skills for Life Learner Studying for a first Full Level 2 Qualification 19 24 studying a first Full level 3 Qualification Eligible for Step up to Level 2 progression In addition, we may be able to help with your course fees if you have a household income of less than 15,276. Otherwise, these courses are mainly 2.90 per hour with some exceptions such as Education and Training, HEFC, ECDL and Counselling. Please ask for details.

How to use this guide


You will find the courses we offer listed under the following subject headings.
Page Apprenticeships Art, Craft and Design Beauty Cookery and Catering Counselling Education and Training English (Literacy) ESOL Exercise and Dance Family Learning Health HEFC History ICT Languages and Culture Maths (Numeracy) Specialist Provision 27 and 28 4 and 5 5 and 6 6 and 7 7 7 8 17 8 22 9 9 and 10 11 11, 12 and 13 13, 16, 17 and 18 19 19, 20, 22, 27 and 28

Over 60s a discount of 25% applies Otherwise, these courses are mainly 2.90 per hour with some exceptions

The listings will give you the level of the course, the day and time it runs, its location and cost. Our courses are colour coded. There is a 5 enrolment deposit per course on blue and yellow courses, for non fee paying learners, which will be refunded on completion of the full course. The course key will show you which courses you can get free, which have discounts available, and which you will need to pay for. Many of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency which means that they cost you less.

How to enrol

Green Courses
These are our full cost courses. There are no concessions or discounts. Most of these courses are 6 per hour unless stated below: Dance Classes are 5 per hour per couple Exercise classes are 5 per hour

Red Courses
These courses are FREE for everyone as long as you meet our funding bodys eligibility criteria ask at any centre for details

Call our freephone number on 0800 073 0911, ring or call in to one of our centres (see our Map on pages 14 and 15) or log on to www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

If you would like this publication in a different format please contact 0191 298 6960
2 www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

2011-2012

2011-2012

Enrolment freephone number: 0800 073 0911

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

Apprenticeships
See pages 26 to 28 for information on Apprenticeships.

Painting
Basic Techniques: Oil Painting Improvers TU TU MO TH WE SA & SU WE 16 16 10 10 10 1 1.30 4pm 10am 12.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 9.30am 4pm West Gate College Shipley Art Gallery Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Heaton Centre Shepherds Dene YES YES YES YES YES YES l 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q14AA1372B G14AA1369B G11AAE367B G14AAE385B I14AAE284B

Art, Craft and Design


Arts
Basic Techniques: Drawing Introduction to Art Introduction to Art Introduction to Drawing Introduction to Drawing Improvers Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners FR TU FR TU FR 16 10 10 10 10 1 3.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 10am 12noon 6.30 8.30pm 2 4pm Heaton Centre Walbottle Campus Heaton Centre Gosforth Academy Walker Library YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 I11AA1391B N11AAE394B I11AAE390B G11AAE373B M11AAE392B

Basic Techniques: Improvers Old Masters Watercolour Introduction to Acrylics Introduction to Oil Painting Introduction to Painting Painting Trees and Foliage (3/12/11) Residential weekend Watercolour: Modern Techniques Beginners Beginners Beginners Advanced

l l

l l

230.00 230.00 230.00 Q11ACE393G

Improvers

10

4.30 6.30pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

120.00 120.00 120.00 G11AC1380G

Crafts
Basic Techniques: Decorative Jewellery Basic Techniques: Jewellery and Silversmithing Introduction to Creative Cards Introduction to Creative Cards Introduction to Creative Cards Introduction to Decorative Jewellery Introduction to Mixed Media and Collage Introduction to Sculpture Introduction to Silversmithing Introduction to Woodwork Upholstery: Beginners Upholstery: Improvers and Advanced Improvers Improvers TU MO 16 16 6.30 9pm 6.30 9pm Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy YES YES l l 116.00 116.00 116.00 116.00 5.00 5.00 G12AA1378B G12AA1368B

Textiles and Needlecraft


Basic Techniques: Dressmaking Basic Techniques: Dressmaking Basic Techniques: Patchwork and Quilting Introduction to Asian Dressmaking Introduction to Dressmaking Improvers Improvers Improvers Beginners Beginners TU TH TU WE TU 16 16 16 10 10 6 8.30pm 6.30 9pm 10am 12.30pm 5 7pm 6.30 8.30pm West Gate College Gosforth Academy Trinity Church West Gate College Gosforth Academy YES YES YES YES YES l 116.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 116.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q15AA1376B G15AA1386B G15AA1370B Q15AAE381B G15AAE377B

Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Mixed levels

MO TH TH MO WE TH WE TH TU WE

20 20 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

6 8pm 10am 12noon 6.30 8.30pm 1 3pm 1 3pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm

Gosforth Academy West Gate College All Saints College West Gate College West Gate College Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

l l l l l l l l l l

116.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00

116.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00

5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

G12AAE366B Q12AAE384B B12AAE395B Q12AAE365B Q12AAE379B G12AAE387B G12AAE382B G12AA1388B

Beauty
Beauty Sector
Award in Massage Using Pre-blended Oils Certificate in Working in the Beauty Sector Diploma in Beauty Therapy Diploma in Beauty Therapy Advanced Improvers MO WE 20 20 30 30 30 10 10 9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 10am 1pm 10am 2pm 10am 2pm 5 9pm 1 3pm 10am 12noon West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College NO NO NO NO NO YES YES l 174.00 174.00 174.00 174.00 348.00 348.00 348.00 348.00 348.00 348.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q16AA3121B Q16AA1133B Q16AA2130B Q16AA2124B Q16AA2124B Q16AAE122B Q16AAE134B

120.00 120.00 120.00 G12AC1374G 120.00 120.00 120.00 G12AC1383G

Intermediate MO Intermediate TU Intermediate TU Beginners Beginners MO FR

Digital Photography
Introduction to Digital Cameras Introduction to SLR Digital Photography Beginners Beginners MO TU TH 10 10 10 1 3pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy YES YES YES l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 G13AAE245B G13AAE375B

Diploma in Beauty Therapy Introduction to Beauty Therapy Introduction to Beauty Therapy 2011-2012

SLR Digital Photography Advanced - Advanced 4

120.00 120.00 120.00 G13AC3389G 2011-2012

Most courses start week commencing Mon 26 September. HEFCs start week commencing Mon 12 September

Enrolment freephone number: 0800 073 0911

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s YES YES YES YES l 58.00 72.50 72.50 72.50 58.00 54.37 54.37 54.37 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q18AAE109B Q18AP1397Y Q18AP1100Y G18AP1101Y

Other Beauty
Award in Nail Art and Face Painting Diploma in Basic Massage Techniques Diploma in Basic Massage Techniques Health & Safety for Massage Health & Safety for Massage Introduction to Body Massage Skincare for Men Improvers Advanced Advanced Improvers Improvers Beginners Improvers TU TH TH TH TH WE TU 10 20 20 10 10 10 4 10am 1pm 10am 1pm 6 9pm 9.30 10am 5.30 6pm 10am 12noon 6 8pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College Gosforth Academy NO YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l l 87.00 87.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 48.00 Q17AA1131B Q17AP1126B Q17AA1127B Q17AA1128B Q17AA1129B Q17AAE125B G17AC1132G

Introduction to Sugar Flowers Mediterranean Dishes Professional Desserts Seafood Delights 174.00 174.00 14.50 14.50 58.00 48.00 14.50 14.50 58.00 48.00

Beginners Improvers Improvers Improvers

WE MO WE WE

10 10 10 10

10am 12noon 1 3.30pm 12.30 3pm 6 8.30pm

West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College Gosforth Academy

l l l

174.00 174.00

Counselling
Award in Interpersonal Skills Certificate in Counselling Skills Certificate in Counselling Skills Diploma in Counselling Skills Improvers TH 10 30 30 30 10am 12noon 6 9pm 9am 12noon 6 9pm West Gate College Gosforth Academy West Gate College Heaton Centre NO NO NO NO l 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q19AA1363B G19AA2362B Q19AA2364B I19AA3361B

Intermediate WE Intermediate FR Advanced TU & TH

358.00 358.00 358.00 358.00 783.00 783.00

We've been really lucky and we've had a really good group. There's been different races and just a completely mixed group but it's been really good, really fun.
Lindsey Sharp, Beauty learner.

Education and Training


Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Year 1 DTTLs) Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Year 1 DTTLs) Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Year 2 DTTLs) Price for learners continuing from year 1 Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools 2011-2012 Level 4 MO 10 5.30 8.30pm West Gate College NO l 216.00 216.00 5.00 Q110AA4110B

Level 4

TU

10

5.30 8.30pm

Gosforth Academy

NO

216.00 216.00

5.00

G110AA4107B

Level 4

TH

10

1 4pm

West Gate College

NO

216.00 216.00

5.00

Q110AA4112B

Cookery and Catering


A la carte Dining British Favourites Improvers Improvers TH TH FR 10 10 6 6 8.30pm 10am 12.30pm 10am 12noon Gosforth Academy West Gate College West Gate College YES YES YES l l l 72.50 72.50 34.80 54.37 54.37 26.10 5.00 5.00 5.00 G18AP1105Y Q18AP1102Y Q18AP1106Y

Level 4

TH

10

5.30 8.30pm

West Gate College

NO

216.00 216.00

5.00

Q110AA4113B

Level 4

TU

30

12noon 4pm

West Gate College

NO

750.00 750.00

5.00

Q110AA4118B

Buffets, Canapes and Improvers Petit-fours (starts week commencing 31 October) Chocolate Heaven Chocolate Heaven Improvers Improvers

MO TH MO

4 4 6

6 8pm 1.30 3.30pm 6 8.30pm

Gosforth Academy West Gate College Gosforth Academy

YES YES YES

l l l

23.20 23.20 43.50

17.40 17.40 32.62

5.00 5.00 5.00

G18AP1398Y Q18AP1103Y G18AP1399Y

Level 4

TU

30

5 9pm

West Gate College

NO

750.00 750.00

5.00

Q110AA4119B

Christmas Countdown Improvers (starts week commencing 31 October) DIY Sushi Improvers Exotic Thai Cooking Improvers (starts week commencing 31 October) Homemade Cakes Introduction to Sugar Flowers 6 Improvers Beginners

Level 5

WE

30

5 9pm

West Gate College

NO

500.00 500.00

5.00

Q110AA5120B

FR TH

4 6

10am 12noon 1.30 3.30pm

West Gate College West Gate College

YES YES

l l

23.20 34.80

17.40 26.10

5.00 5.00

TBC Q18AP1104Y

Intermediate TU

30

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College

NO

261.00 261.00

5.00

Q110AA2116B

MO TU

10 10

9.30am 12noon 10am 12noon

West Gate College West Gate College

YES YES

l l

72.50 58.00

54.37 58.00

5.00 5.00

Q18AP1396Y Q18AAE108B 2011-2012

Advanced

WE

30

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College

NO

261.00 261.00

5.00

Q110AA3117B

Most courses start week commencing Mon 26 September. HEFCs start week commencing Mon 12 September

Enrolment freephone number: 0800 073 0911

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

English (Literacy)
Entry Level English Entry Level English English Mixed Ability English Mixed Ability English Mixed Ability Level 1 and 2 English Level 1 and 2 English Level 1 and 2 English Level 1 and 2 English Beginners Beginners Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels TU TH MO MO WE 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 1 3.30pm 9.15am 12noon 9am 12.30pm 5 8pm 6.15 8.45pm 1 4pm West Gate College West Gate College Heaton Centre Heaton Centre West Gate College Heaton Centre NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO l l l l l l l l l FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE A138AAE345R FREE FREE A138AAE355R FREE FREE A138AAE325R FREE FREE A138AAE330R FREE FREE A138AAE354R FREE FREE A138AA2334R FREE FREE A138AA2338R FREE FREE A138AA2344R FREE FREE A138AA2356R

Family Learning

Intermediate TU Intermediate TH Intermediate TU Intermediate TH

It's given me a lot more confidence to help support the children with their learning for numeracy, literacy and ICT. Since I've been doing this I've had a bit more confidence to look into things, what I might want to do, and I've decided on the HEFC. And I'm hoping that eventually I might get to University, which I thought would never happen. But it might!
Lisa Hetherington, Family Learning learner.
See page 22 for information on Family Learning.

9.30am 12.30pm Heaton Centre 9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 1 3.45pm West Gate College

ESOL

Health

I started my ESOL course at Newcastle City Learning about 2 years ago. At that time my big problem was speaking English and understanding what people said. My ESOL tutors helped me to focus on these skills and I have made a great deal of progress in two years, moving from Entry 3 to level 2. My ESOL class at Westgate is almost like a small international society where the learners learn about each others countries, cultures and customs. We are good friends, all coming from different countries and learning English together. My ESOL class has given me a lot of confidence, provided me with many opportunities and helped me to become part of British society.
Alireza Sedighi, ESOL learner.
See page 17 for information on ESOL.

Award in Mental Health Awareness

Improvers

MO

10

10am 12noon

West Gate College

NO

58.00

58.00

5.00

Q112AA1360B

Higher Education Foundation Course Access to Higher Education Diploma

1. New to HEFC Access to HE Diploma


Learners starting the Diploma for the first time. Full Diploma 3 modules plus Toolbox

2. Completing the Diploma


Learners who have already completed modules either with Newcastle City Learning or another provider:

3.Single Modules Only


Learners who only wish to study one or two stand alone modules, with no intention of completing the Diploma.

Modules 260 Toolbox 90


Learners must prove achievement of previous modules or they will be charged the single module cost.

Modules 500 Toolbox 200


Learners who have already fully completed an Access to HE Diploma will have to pay the Single Module Fee.

870
HEFC Art Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced

TH TU WE WE MO MO MO TU WE WE TU TU

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

2 5pm 6 9pm 5.45 8.45 pm

West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

l l l l l l l l l l l l

260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00

5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

Q127AA3152B Q127AA3171B Q127AA3178B Q127AA3174B Q127AA3142B Q127AA3143B Q127AA3147B Q127AA3159B Q127AA3177B Q127AA3176B Q127AA3172B Q127AA3161B 9

Exercise and Dance


Gentle Exercise: Mixed Ability Gentle Exercise: Mixed Ability Pilates Mixed Ability Pilates Mixed Ability Pilates Mixed Ability Stretch and Tone Mixed Ability 8 Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels MO TH MO WE TH WE 10 10 10 10 10 10 6 7pm 10 11am 7.15 8.15pm 6 7pm Gosforth Junior High Academy Trinity Church Gosforth Junior High Academy Gosforth Junior High Academy YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 G129AC1135G G129AC1139G G129AC1136G G129AC1137G G129AC1140G G129AC1138G

HEFC Business Studies HEFC Chemistry HEFC Counselling HEFC Criminology

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 2 5pm 2 5pm 6 9pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

HEFC English Language Advanced HEFC English Language Advanced HEFC English Language Advanced HEFC English Language Advanced HEFC English Literature HEFC Geography HEFC Graphic Design Advanced Advanced Advanced

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 6 9pm 2 5pm 6 9pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

11.15am 12.15pm Trinity Church 7.15 8.15pm Gosforth Junior High Academy

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College

Most courses start week commencing Mon 26 September. HEFCs start week commencing Mon 12 September

2011-2012

2011-2012

Enrolment freephone number: 0800 073 0911

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 90.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q127AA3148B Q127AA3154B Q127AA3157B Q127AA3146B Q127AA3169B Q127AA3150B Q127AA3151B Q127AA3180B Q127AA3164B Q127AA3170B Q127AA3149B Q127AA3145B Q127AA3173B Q127AA3175B Q127AA3155B Q127AA3179B Q127AA3160B Q127AA3141B Q127AA3144B Q127AA3163B Q127AA3168B Q127AA3181B Q127AA3182B Q127AA3183B Q127AA3153B

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

HEFC Health Studies HEFC Health Studies HEFC Historical Studies HEFC Human Biology HEFC Human Biology HEFC Human Biology HEFC Human Biology HEFC Information Technology HEFC Law HEFC Mathematical Studies HEFC Psychology HEFC Quantitative Methods HEFC Quantitative Methods HEFC Quantitative Methods HEFC Quantitative Methods HEFC Social Welfare HEFC Sociology HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox HEFC Toolbox

Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced

MO TH TH MO TU TH TH WE WE TU MO MO WE WE TH WE TU MO MO TU TU WE WE TH TH

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

6 9pm 6 9pm 6 9pm 5.45 8.45 pm 5.45 8.45 pm

West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

HEFC Fast Track Pathway


If you wish to follow a science, health or education pathway, you can study all on the same day. Choose from the following modules. Please note these cannot be combined with other modules. HEFC Chemistry Advanced HEFC English Language Advanced HEFC Human Biology HEFC Quantitative Methods HEFC Toolbox Advanced Advanced Advanced TU TU TU TU TU 30 30 30 30 30 2 4pm 2 4pm 9.30 11.30am 4.30 6.30pm 12noon 1pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College NO NO NO NO NO l l l l l 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 260.00 90.00 90.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q127AA3166B Q127AA3165B Q127AA3158B Q127AA3167B Q127AA3162B

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 5.45 8.45pm 6 9pm 2 5pm 6 9pm 6 9pm 6 9pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

History
Introduction to Local History Introduction to Local History Next Steps: Local History Trace Your Family Tree Beginners Beginners Improvers Beginners TU TH WE SA 10 10 10 10 12noon 2pm 10am 12noon 10am 12noon 10am 12noon Trinity Church West Gate College City Library City Library YES YES YES YES l l l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 43.50 43.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 G113AAE217B Q113AAE235B M113AP1236Y M113APE237Y

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 2 5pm 6 9pm 6 9pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

Information and Communications Technology


Entry Level
First Steps: Web Site Design First Steps: Web Site Design Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners WE FR MO TU TU TU WE WE TH TH TH TH 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 6.30 8.30pm 1 3pm 1 3pm 1.15 3.15pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 1 3pm 6.30 8.30pm 10am 12noon Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy City Library Blakelaw Library Heaton Centre Walbottle Campus West Gate College Heaton Centre Denton Burn Library YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l l l l l l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 43.50 43.50 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 G114APE261Y G114APE267Y M114AAE244B M114AAE253B I114AAE281B N114AAE275B Q114AAE259B I114AAE283B M114AAE262B M114AAE263B M114AAE264B Q114AAE268B

9.30am 12.30pm West Gate College 12.30 1.30pm 4.45 5.45 pm 12.30 1.30pm 4.45 5.45pm 12.30 1.30pm 4.45 5.45pm 12.30 1.30pm 4.45 5.45pm West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College

I really enjoyed my Higher Education Foundation Course and it was great preparation for university. It's been a long time since I've been at school so the whole course eased me back into learning and gave me the confidence to go further. The support I received with my subjects and my university application was a great help.
Lynn White, HEFC learner.

Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers

10.15am 12.15pm Gosforth Library 10.15am 12.15pm East End Library 1 3pm West Gate College

10

Most courses start week commencing Mon 26 September. HEFCs start week commencing Mon 12 September

2011-2012

2011-2012

Enrolment freephone number: 0800 073 0911

11

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s YES YES YES l l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 B114AAE274B M114AAE271B Q114AAE241B

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s NO l 102.00 102.00 5.00 Q115AA1243B

Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computers a Step Further Introduction to Computers a Step Further Introduction to Computers a Step Further Introduction to Computers a Step Further Improving Skills: Introduction to Using a Mac Introduction to Photoshop Introduction to Photoshop Want to get the most out of the internet and social networking? Want to get the most out of the internet and social networking?

Beginners Beginners Beginners

TH FR MO

10 10 10

6.30 8.30pm 9.30 11.30am 9.30 11.30am

All Saints College Walker Library West Gate College

ECDL Essentials: File Improvers Management and Internet Improving Skills: Powerpoint Improvers

MO

15

1 3pm

West Gate College

TU

10

1 3pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

G115AP1249Y

Level 2
Beginners MO 10 10am 12noon Gosforth Academy YES l 58.00 58.00 5.00 G114AAE242B Developing Skills: ECDL Refresher ECDL Essentials and Extra ECDL Essentials and Extra ECDL Extra: Microsoft Office Applications Intermediate WE 10 10am 12noon City Library NO l 58.00 43.50 5.00 M116AP2255Y

Beginners

TH

10

10am 12noon

West Gate College

YES

58.00

58.00

5.00

Q114AAE265B

Intermediate MO

30

6 9pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

296.00 296.00

5.00

G116AA2247B

Beginners

TH

10

1 3pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

58.00

58.00

5.00

G114AAE266B

Intermediate TU

30

1 4pm

West Gate College

YES

296.00 296.00

5.00

Q116AA2251B

Intermediate WE

30

6 8pm

West Gate College

NO

194.00 194.00

5.00

Q116AA2260B

Entry Level MO

10

6 8pm

West Gate College

YES

58.00

58.00

5.00

Q115AP1278Y

Level 3
Beginners Beginners Beginners TH FR TU 10 10 10 6 8pm 1 3pm 10am 12noon West Gate College West Gate College City Library YES YES YES l l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q114AAE269B Q114AAE273B M13AAE248B Advanced Skills: PhotoShop Advanced Skills: Photoshop Plus Advanced TH 10 6.30 8.30pm Gosforth Academy YES l 58.00 43.50 5.00 G117AP3270Y

Level 4

WE

10

1 3pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

G165AP4258Y

Beginners

FR

10

10am 12noon

West Gate College

YES

58.00

58.00

5.00

Q13AAE272B

Languages, Literature and Culture


Arabic
Arabic for total beginners Beginners TH MO TH 10 20 20 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 9pm 10am 12noon West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College YES YES YES l l l 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q117AAE231B Q117AA1230B Q117AA1233B

Level 1
Basic Techniques: First Level Computing Basic Techniques: First Level Computing Certificate for IT Users Level 1 (New CLAiT) Improvers Improvers Improvers TU WE TU MO 20 20 20 15 7 9pm 10am 12noon 1 3.30pm 1 3pm Gosforth Academy West Gate College West Gate College Gosforth Academy YES YES NO NO l l l l 116.00 116.00 116.00 116.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 G114AA1279B Q114AA1257B Q121AA1252B G115AA1246B

Arabic Improvers Award Arabic Improvers Certificate

Improvers Improvers

145.00 145.00 116.00 116.00

145.00 145.00 102.00 102.00

Chinese Mandarin
Chinese Mandarin for Total Beginners Chinese Mandarin Improvers Award Beginners WE 10 6.30 8.30pm Gosforth Academy YES l 58.00 58.00 5.00 G119AAE191B

ECDL Essentials: File Improvers Management and Internet

Improvers

MO

20

6.30 9pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

145.00 145.00

5.00

G119AA1194B

I enjoy coming to class to meet people, to get mental stimulation and increase my confidence. It proves to me that at my age I can still learn, and I would say that learning is a benefit to anyone at any age.
Margaret Tait, ICTlearner.

Community Interpreting
Community Interpreting Award (Bengali/Arabic) Beginners TU 20 6.30 8.30pm West Gate College YES l 116.00 116.00 5.00 Q118AA1232B

Creative Writing
Advanced Creative Writing: Part 1 Improving your skills in Creative Writing Advanced WE 10 6.30 8.30pm Heaton Centre YES l 120.00 120.00 120.00 I120AC3218G

Improvers

MO

20

6.30 8.30pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

116.00

116.00

5.00

G120AA1184B

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Key

Newcastle City Learning at All Saints


All Saints College, off West Denton Way, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 3SZ. Phone West Gate Community College for enquiries and enrolments 0191 298 6960. Email: newcastlecitylearning@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

Map of Newcastle City Learning centres


Woolsington

Disabled Parking Accessible Crche Wheelchair Access Accessible Toilets Lift

Newcastle City Learning at Gosforth


Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2JH. Phone: 0191 255 9101. Fax: 0191 255 9146. Email: ncl.gosforth@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.gosforthcommunityeducation.co.uk

Castle

Minicom Hearing Loop Accessible Caf/Refreshments Metro stations These symbols show which accessibility features each venue has to offer. If you have any other accessibility requirements please contact us to discuss your individual needs on 0191 298 6960.

Newcastle City Learning at Heaton Centre


Including Skills for Life office, The Heaton Centre, Trewhitt Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5DY. Phone: 0191 278 2824. Fax: 0191 278 2829 Email: skillsforlife@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

Parklands

4 2
Fawdon East Gosforth West Gosforth Dene

Newcastle City Learning at The Library


Library contact centre 0191 277 4100. For enrolments call our freephone number 0800 073 0911. Email: information@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraries

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Newburn

Westerhope

Kenton

Newcastle City Learning at Walbottle


Walbottle Campus, Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 9TP. Phone West Gate Community College for enquiries and enrolments 0191 298 6960. Email: newcastlecitylearning@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

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Denton Blakelaw Fenham Lemington Benwell and Scotswood Wingrove

North Jesmond South Jesmond

North Heaton

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South Heaton Walkergate

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Westgate Ouseburn Byker

Newcastle City Learning at West Gate


Including ESOL and Family Learning offices, West Gate Community College, West Road, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9LU. Phone: 0191 298 6960. Fax: 0191 273 9296. Email: newcastlecitylearning@newcastle.gov.uk Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

Walker Elswick

Contact the centres for opening times.

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Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s YES YES YES YES l l l l 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 M120AA1185B M120AAE186B G120AAE187B I120AAE287B

Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s

Improving your skills in Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing

Improvers Beginners Beginners Beginners

TH TU WE FR

20 10 10 10

10am 12noon 10am 12noon 6.30 8.30pm 1 3pm

City Library Jesmond Library Gosforth Academy Heaton Centre

Italian
Eat and Speak Italian: Intermediate and Advanced Immerse yourself in Italian: Beginners Italian Advanced Mixed levels Beginners Advanced WE 10 12noon 2pm West Gate College YES l 120.00 120.00 120.00 Q157AC2228G

SA TH MO TH MO TU TH

2 10 10 10 20 20 20 30 10

10am 4pm 4 6pm 10am 12noon 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 10am 12noon 6.30 9pm 6.30 9pm 6.30 8.30pm

West Gate College Gosforth Academy West Gate College Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy High Heaton Library Heaton Centre Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

l l l l l l l l l

72.00

72.00

72.00 Q157ACE221G

120.00 120.00 120.00 G157AC3229G 58.00 58.00 116.00 116.00 58.00 58.00 116.00 116.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Q157AAE223B G157AAE222B G157AA1227B M157AA1224B I157AA1285B G157AA2225B G157AP2226Y

Italian for total beginners Beginners

French
French Advanced French for total beginners French for total beginners French Improvers Award French Intermediate: Lower Tier French Intermediate: Lower Tier Immerse yourself in French: Beginners Talk, Talk, Talk French: Improving your conversation skills at Improvers level Talk, Talk, Talk French: Improving your conversation skills at Intermediate Level Talk, Talk, Talk French: Improving your conversation skills at Intermediate Level Advanced Beginners Beginners Improvers WE MO FR TH 10 10 10 20 30 30 2 10 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 10am 12noon 6.30 9pm 10am 12.30pm 6.30 9pm 10am 4pm 10am 12noon Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy Heaton Centre Gosforth Academy Trinity Church Gosforth Academy West Gate College Trinity Church YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l l l 120.00 120.00 120.00 G141AC3219G 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 72.00 5.00 G141AAE188B I141AAE286B G141AA1190B G141AA2240B G141AA2213B Q141ACE195G G141AP1215Y

Italian for total beginners Beginners Italian Improvers Certificate Italian Improvers Award Italian Improvers Award Italian Intermediate: Lower Tier Talk, Talk, Talk Italian: Improving your conversation skills at Intermediate level Improvers Improvers Improvers

145.00 145.00 217.50 217.50 58.00 43.50

145.00 145.00 217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 72.00 58.00 72.00 43.50

Intermediate WE Intermediate TU

Intermediate MO Intermediate TU Beginners Improvers SA TU

Japanese
Japanese for Total Beginners Beginners TU 10 6 8pm Gosforth Academy YES l 58.00 58.00 5.00 G123AAE198B

Intermediate MO

10

10am 12noon

West Gate College

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

Q141AP2189Y

Russian
Russian for total beginners Beginners TH TU 10 20 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 9pm Gosforth Academy Gosforth Academy YES YES l l 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 G126AAE192B G126AA1193B

Intermediate TH

10

6.30 8.30pm

Gosforth Academy

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

G141AP2214Y

Russian Improvers Award Improvers

145.00 145.00

Spanish
Eat and Speak Spanish: Intermediate and Advanced Beginners Beginners Improvers Improvers Improvers Beginners MO TU TH MO WE SA 10 10 20 20 20 2 10 6.30 8.30pm 9.15 11.15am 6.30 9pm 9.30 11.30am 6.30 8.30pm 10am 4pm 3.30 5.30pm Heaton Centre City Library Gosforth Academy West Gate College Gosforth Academy West Gate College Trinity Church YES YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l l 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 72.00 5.00 I121AAE199B M121AAE216B G121AA1200B Q121AA1202B G121AA1203B Q121ACE220G G121AP2201Y Advanced MO 10 12noon 2pm West Gate College YES l 120.00 120.00 120.00 Q158AC2212G

German
German for total beginners German for total beginners German Improvers Award German Improvers Certificate German Improvers Certificate Immerse yourself in German: Beginners Talk, Talk, Talk German: Improving your conversation skills at Intermediate level 16

145.00 145.00 116.00 116.00 72.00 58.00 116.00 116.00 72.00 43.50

Engage and excite Primary School learners in Spanish Learning - an introduction to how to teach Spanish to Foundation level and Key Stages 1 and 2 Immerse yourself in Spanish: Beginners Spanish for total beginners Spanish for total beginners Spanish for total beginners Spanish for total beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners Beginners

MO

4 5.30pm

West Gate College

YES

21.75

21.75

21.75

TBC

SA MO MO TU WE

2 10 10 10 10

10am 4pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 10am 12noon 6.30 8.30pm

West Gate College Gosforth Academy All Saints College West Gate College Heaton Centre

YES YES YES YES YES

l l l l l

72.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00

72.00 58.00 58.00 58.00 58.00

72.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

Q158AC1196G G158AAE211B B158AAE234B TBC I158AAE206B

Intermediate WE

Most courses start week commencing Mon 26 September. HEFCs start week commencing Mon 12 September

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Course Title

Level

Day Weeks Time

Venue

On-line Course Full Fee Over Concs Course Code enrolment key Cost 60s YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES l l l l l l l l l l l 58.00 58.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 M158AAE207B G158AA1400B I158AA1282B Q158AA1208B I158AA1280B G158AA1204B I158AA2197B G158AA2238B B158AA2205B Q158AA2239B Q158AP1210Y

Spanish for total beginners Spanish Improvers Award Spanish Improvers Award Spanish Improvers Award Spanish Improvers Certificate Spanish Improvers Certificate Spanish Intermediate: Higher Tier Spanish Intermediate: Lower Tier Spanish Intermediate: Lower Tier Spanish Intermediate: Lower Tier Talk, Talk, Talk Spanish: Improving your conversation skills at Improvers Level Talk, Talk, Talk Spanish: Improving your conversation skills at Improvers Level Talk, Talk, Talk Spanish: Improving your conversation skills at Intermediate Level

Beginners Improvers Improvers Improvers Improvers Improvers

TH MO TU WE TU WE

10 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 10

10am 12noon 6.30 9pm 6.30 9pm 10am 12.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 8.30pm 6.30 9pm 6.30 9pm 6.30 9pm 10am 12.30pm 6.30 8.30pm

City Library Gosforth Academy Heaton Centre West Gate College Heaton Centre Gosforth Academy Heaton Centre Gosforth Academy All Saints College West Gate College West Gate College

Skills for Life


Skills for Life qualifications are designed to help you develop the skills you use in everyday life, such as reading, writing or maths. They can also help you boost your CV or move on to further study.

ESOL
English for speakers of other languages

145.00 145.00 145.00 145.00 145.00 145.00 116.00 116.00 116.00 116.00

Intermediate TH Intermediate MO Intermediate TU Intermediate TH Improvers TH

217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 217.50 58.00 43.50

Improvers

FR

10

10am 12noon

West Gate College

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

TBC

Intermediate WE

10

12.30 2.30pm

West Gate College

YES

58.00

43.50

5.00

Q158AP2209Y

Free English and Maths courses for learners and employers


For learners we can: update your skills for work, college or further learning offer national qualifications at various levels offer flexible and intensive programmes to suit your needs offer learning in friendly, local venues For employers we can: refresh employees skills offer national qualifications at various levels tailor courses to suit your business needs train at the workplace to minimise disruption to the working day Newcastle Skills for Life Service is a well established provider with a proven track record of success. Winner of the national Get On Learning Provider Awards 2009.

Do you need help improving your English?


Our ESOL Service offers English classes in West Gate Community College and Heaton Centres. We look at helping you with: Reading Writing Speaking Listening We offer provision at various levels. We also provide: An initial assessment of your skills Information about courses Exam preparation Computer Assisted Language Learning Literacy classes Citizenship material Please contact us on 0191 298 6960 for an appointment, or come and see us at West Gate Community College, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9LU.

Maths (Numeracy)
Entry Level Maths Entry Level Maths Entry Level Maths Level 1 and 2 Maths Level 1 and 2 Maths Level 1 and 2 Maths Level 1 and 2 Maths Level 1 and 2 Maths Maths Mixed Ability Maths Mixed Ability Maths Mixed Ability Maths Mixed Ability Beginners Beginners Beginners Improvers Improvers Improvers Improvers Improvers Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels Mixed levels WE MO WE MO TH MO TU FR MO TU WE TH 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 9.30am 12noon 9.15 12noon 1 4pm 9.30 12.30pm 1 4pm 1 4pm 6.15 8.45pm 9.15am 12noon 5 8.30pm 9am 12.15pm 1 5pm 6.15 8.45pm Heaton Centre West Gate College West Gate College Heaton Centre Heaton Centre West Gate College West Gate College West Gate College Heaton Centre Heaton Centre Heaton Centre West Gate College NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO l l l l l l l l l l l l FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE A138AA2336R FREE FREE A138AAE347R FREE FREE A138AAE352R FREE FREE A138AA1326R FREE FREE A138AA1339R FREE FREE A138AA1348R FREE FREE A138AA1349R FREE FREE A138AA1359R FREE FREE A138AA1329R FREE FREE A138AA1331R FREE FREE A138AA1332R FREE FREE A138AA1357R

If you would like to learn with us dont delay, call today! Phone: 0191 278 2824 Fax: 0191 278 2829 Email: skillsforlife@newcastle.gov.uk Website: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning
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Family Fun with Family Learning What do


parents say?
I enjoyed meeting othe r parents and put the g ames we made to good use at home I now know how to he lp my child learns while doing everyday activities su ch as shopping, playing and cooking This course has got m e out of the house and at th e same time doing love ly craft activities with my son

Support for your learning


Support for your learning
When you sign up for a class, you are asked to fill in an enrolment form. This gives us all the information we need to contact you and the details we need for our funding body (the cost of your course is subsidised by them). But it is also an opportunity for you to tell us about the support you may need to help you with your course. You will be asked if you consider yourself to have a disability, learning difficulty or health problems. The information you give us if you say yes will only be shared with those who need to know, like your tutor. They can then discuss your needs with you, and put things in place, where possible, to make it easier for you to succeed. Disclosing this information to us as soon as possible also gives us the best chance of getting these arrangements in place for the start of your course. We also ask everyone if they would find learning easier with support such as help with English and maths, careers guidance and course expenses and have specialist tutors who can help. For example, we can offer dyslexia support and a limited amount of funding available to help pay for your books and equipment and travel costs. We may also be able to help with your childcare or signpost you to where you can get help. By giving us as much information as you can, we will work with you in confidence to give you the best possible chance to do well. Please note, if you withdraw from a course and are paying by instalments, you will still need to pay your remaining instalments. There is a 5 enrolment deposit per course on yellow and blue banded courses.

How do I enrol?
As well as calling into our centres in person or contacting them by phone, you can now ring this freephone number (0800 073 0911) and we can book your place with your payment. You can now enrol online for lots of courses too at www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning

Do I need to bring identification?


Please bring along a form of ID such as your passport, driving licence, NI card or bank/credit or debit card. Ask your centre for details of what we can accept. If you can get our over 60s or concessionary rate, please bring proof when you sign up for the course. Depending on your reasons for getting the discounted rate, you may need to bring your benefit book etc. Please also have your date of birth and National Insurance number as well.

Financial Support and childcare


We have some money available to help people on low incomes to study. Learner Support Funds (LSF) may be available to help with your course fees, travel costs, childcare, books and equipment. This applies to blue banded courses only. To qualify you must: claim an income based benefit and/or have a household income of less than 15,276 To claim assistance with your childcare costs your child or children must be under 15 years of age, and being cared for by a registered childminder or nursery.

Our refunds policy


If you sign up for a course and it is cancelled before classes start or up to week five of the course, you will get a full refund. If a course has been running for more than five weeks of study when it is cancelled, you will get some of your fee back. We may also give partial refunds if you have to stop taking the course for a medical or employment reason. You will need to give us either a doctor's note or a letter from your employer. If you decide to withdraw from a course before you start, or part way through, we will decide whether you can have a refund. This depends on when you have let us know you don't want to continue and why you don't want to go on.

Family Learning encourages families to become involved in their children's learning. It gives mums, dads, carers and grandparents the chance to learn new skills and help children learn in a fun and friendly way. All courses and workshops are free and are delivered in schools, children's centre, libraries and community settings.

How do I join a course?


To find out if there is Family Learning happening in a venue near you contact: Your local school Family Learning 0191 298 6977 Newcastle City Learning 0191 298 6960 Ask at your local school or library

If you get financial assistance but decide to leave before the course ends you may have to repay the money. Check with your centre to see if you can get support as there are other conditions too.

For course informatio n sheets, sh ort films, opening h ours, feed back opportunit ies and ou r full terms and conditions go to www.new castle.go v.uk/ lifelongle arning

Paying in instalments
You can pay for your course in up to 4 instalments. Please ask for details.

Please note, if you withdraw from a course and are paying by instalments, you will still need to pay your remaining instalments, unless this refund policy applies.

What kind of things can I learn?


There are a wide range of opportunities on offer and include Family Literacy, Family Numeracy, Keeping up with the Children, Computing, Story Sacks, Family Health, Art and Craft, Family Football, Family Languages (French and Spanish), Its Only Words, Family Literacy and Count on Me, Family Numeracy and lots more! Courses vary from 2-3 hours, 9-12 hours, 20 hours, 30 hours and even 60 hours and some can even offer you the opportunity to gain National Skills for Life Qualifications and Accreditation.
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Or visit our website: www.newcastle.gov.uk/lifelonglearning - just follow the link to Family Learning

What can I do next?


Parents can continue on to further adult learning opportunities and training for employment. Some of our parents have successfully gone on to gain employment in schools and children's centres.

Latest arrival at The Beauty Room, West Gate College

We are delighted to announce that we are now official stockists of Dermalogica skin care systems. Students who progress onto Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy courses will use Dermalogica products as part of their training. We also offer a range of beauty treatments for both ladies and gents using Dermalogica products and have a range of retail products available to buy. If you would like to book a Dermalogica treatment or buy retail products, please contact Claire Anderson or Barbara Elder at West Gate College on 0191 298 6960 or by email to claire.anderson@newcastle.gov.uk

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Specialist Provision

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Would you like help with:
Finding courses and training Choosing a career Finding a job and getting applications and CVs right Building your confidence Getting back into work or training Changing career direction Identifying your skills and strengths Finding voluntary work Practical information, like help with childcare, transport, course fees etc. They can help you if youre not currently working, if you have a job but would like a change of career, or if you want to study to increase or update your skills.

Free careers information, advice and guidance for adult learners from

To contact an adviser: Call free on 0800 100 900 (8am 10pm) to make a confidential appointment locally. Click on www.nextstep.direct.gov.uk

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Progression Routes

Level 4 and Level 5


We are now offering Level 4 and 5 Teaching qualifications CTLLS and DTLLS.

Advanced (Level 3)
You would require the Level 2 qualification or equivalent experience

s s s s

AS level (A level) A2 level HEFC (or equivalent of) Preparing to Teach (PTLLS) Advanced Skills Photoshop level 3

Level 3 NVQ

Intermediate (Level 2)
You would normally have attained the Level 1 qualification or some experience GCSE A-C grades (or equivalent of) e.g. ECDL level 2 or Award in Support Work in Schools level 2 Level 2 NVQ

Improvers (Level 1)
To gain a good knowledge and understanding of subject

GCSE D-G grades (or equivalent of) e.g. Certificate in Working in the Beauty Sector or Spanish award level 1

Level 1 NVQ

Beginners (Entry level)


These courses are ideal for people who are returning to learning or taking part in adult learning for the first time Entry level certificate e.g. Introduction to Computers or First Steps to Drawing

At Newcastle City Learning we want to help you reach your goal.


Whether it be career progression or in developing a skill or hobby, we can offer you advice on the right course or progression route to take.

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Open the door to a better future


s and Ive learnt new skill ledge gained lots of know rning from the Family Lea Service. has given My apprenticeship and will e more confidence m business help me move into areer. dministration as a c a
Meet Matthew Forster, our Business Administration apprenctice. In 2009 Matthew began an apprenticeship in Business Administration. In one year he completed Level 2 of the course and has now moved up to the advanced level.
Matthews role is to support the day to day running of our busy office. He gets involved in making sure that we have the right supplies and resources and helps to answer customer enquiries and lots more. Matthew has worked so hard that he was recently awarded Support Worker of the Year in our annual education awards. An apprenticeship gives you a salary paid holidays training and qualifications on the job learning So, open the door to a better future. We can help you choose the right apprenticeship course for you. Phone 0191 298 6966 or email newcastlecitylearning@newcastle.gov.uk
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Are you aving school? le


Its time to think about your future
An Apprenticeship with us could be right for you!

I want to earn my own money


I want work experience

I want to work on the job

I want a career
I want to improve my career prospects and gain recognised qualifications

We are currently working with a number of employers across the region to bring you fantastic apprenticeship opportunities!
As an Apprentice with Newcastle City Learning you will... Receive up to date job specific training Earn a wage based on national minimum wage apprenticeship rate Gain recognised qualifications Get paid holiday entitlement Enjoy the same benefits as permanent members of staff Enjoy the benefits of having an NUS (National Union of Students) card

Contact us on 0191 29 8 6966 and speak to a memb er of our team o r email newcastlec itylearning @ newcastle.g ov.uk

Apply to Newcastle City Learning to be an Apprentice today!


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Apprentice today!
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Take on an

Recruit an Apprentice to:


Improve your bottom line Increase productivity of your business Address skills gaps directly Diversify your workforce

Apprentices are cost effective!


y! Apprenticesh ips are availa ble with us for new and existing staff in: Business A dministration Customer S ervice Manageme nt and Team L eading Advice and Guidance Take on an a p prentice toda

Choose Newcastle City Learning for your apprentices to...


Ensure your business has the workforce skills it needs for the future Work with you to help you achieve your business goals Support you with recruitment, selection and retention Deliver a quality service and deliver results

Get in Touch
Find out more - contact us on 0191 298 6966 or email newcastlecitylearning@newcastle.gov.uk
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