Are you a business thinking about taking on an apprentice?

Are you a business thinking about taking on an apprentice?

Chris Dougal from Engica an employer learningSkills have worked closely with, explains why apprenticeships are a great recruitment tool for businesses out there and with grants of up to £3000 available now has never been a better time! Engica who are part of the...

We are COVID Safe

Gateshead Council learningSkills have been working hard to keep our learners safe as they return to the classroom.  Have a look at our video so we can show you what we have done to protect our staff & learners at our Interchange Centre.    ...

Exciting plans for New Pottery Studio for Bensham Grove

Exciting plans for New Pottery Studio for Bensham Grove

Paper Kiln Firing Fun at Bensham Grove The Potters, Silversmiths and volunteers at Bensham Grove haven’t let the Coronavirus get in the way of an exciting plan to create a new studio for budding local potters at Bensham Grove Community Centre. The two groups have...

LearningSkills runners raise over £2000 for Heel and Toe

LearningSkills runners raise over £2000 for Heel and Toe

Three members of the learningSkills team have ran the Virtual Great North Run to raise money for charity. Although the 40th Great North Run was cancelled this year due to coronavirus, Nicola McDougal, Claire Law and Hannah Wood ran 13.1 miles on Sunday using the the...

Learners enjoy their safe return to course

Learners enjoy their safe return to course

As we begin the new academic year, we have started welcoming some of our learners back into the classroom with fantastic results. We have worked hard to ensure that each of our buildings is COVID-19 safe. We have introduced measures such as one-way corridors, hand...

Learners use their sewing skills to respond to COVID-19

Learners use their sewing skills to respond to COVID-19

More than 50 learners on the 'Sewing: Back to Basics' course have been hard at work to create facemasks, laundry bags and headbands to support the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners attended the course between September and March at Bensham Grove and at the Wrekenton Hub....

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...