Customer Service apprentice has double reason for pride

Customer Service apprentice has double reason for pride

An apprentice at St Anthony’s Pharmacy in Newcastle is celebrating a double success as a reward for his hard work. Ryan Grieves, customer service apprentice, came runner up at The Gateshead Council learningSkills awards in July and then passed his apprenticeship just...

Learning in Lockdown

Learning in Lockdown

Our learners have created some wonderful works of art over the last three months. We would like to celebrate these creations with the following online exhibition. Thank you to all the artists who have contributed their work and to the tutors for all of their help and...

The Gateshead learningSkills Awards 2020

The Gateshead learningSkills Awards 2020

For the last 15 years, we've held an awards ceremony to celebrate the successes of our learners, employers and staff. In June 2020, still in partial lockdown, it was even more important to celebrate the amazing journey we have all been on. This is our thank you to you...

LearningSkills praised in the Bensham Grove newsletter

LearningSkills praised in the Bensham Grove newsletter

Bensham Grove Community Centre has included the learningSkills team's work to support the community in their latest newsletter. Bensham Grove has called the response made by learningSkills as 'amazing': We currently have over 50 free community learning courses...

More stories of helping others during social isolation

More stories of helping others during social isolation

It is important to remember that there are still those within the community who are isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the learningSkills team have joined up to support the volunteers at Age UK Gateshead. Ever since the government's guidelines on social...

Celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion

Celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion

Giving everyone equal opportunities to succeed and celebrating our diversity are very important to us at learningSkills. We strive to make sure that everyone feels included in our courses and events. At Gateshead Council learningSkills we are proud to serve our local...

Learners use arts and crafts to help stay mentally healthy

Learners use arts and crafts to help stay mentally healthy

We have had more updates on how learners have been working hard and having fun with our community learning courses during social distancing. Comfort Crafts is a remote course which helps make a difference to learners' lives through arts and crafts. The course uses...