January 2021 – Lockdown message from learningSkills

COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives and we want to let you know we’re still here to support you.

We’ve made many of our courses available online, to help you continue to thrive, learn and stay safe




As part of Gateshead Council, your health and wellbeing are our priority at learningSkills. Following the Government’s advice, our centres are still open for vulnerable learners and those who require face to face learning. 

If you’re already one of our learners, your tutor will be in touch soon to provide you with information about your current course or learning programme.  For those moving to online learning, you will be fully supported by your online course tutor, with step by step instructions to help you connect. We are committed to keeping you on track, supporting your learning needs and helping you to develop new skills.

If you’re not one of our learners yet, why not have a look at the range of workshops and courses you can join? While we know these are challenging times, it’s also a great time to learn something new. Whether it’s a course to help you progress at work when you return, a workshop that helps you manage your stress, or a class that unlocks your artistic side.  Please also note the venue information for each course may have changed and the delivery may now be online. 

Stay safe and thrive online.


Health & Wellbeing


Get in touch

If you can’t see what you are looking for, or would like to speak to one of our staff about your course, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch soon. Or if you need to speak to someone urgently, call us on 0191 433 8646 or email learningskills@gateshead.gov.uk.