How Bensham Grove Changed My Life – Christine Dalton

How Bensham Grove Changed My Life – Christine Dalton

About 10 years ago, Christine was looking for something creative to do in her spare time.  She enrolled on our Beginners Silversmithing course. "Bensham Grove is a really inspirational place to learn, it has many original arts and crafts features including...

Welcome community learners old & new

Welcome community learners old & new

Dear learner I hope you are well and like us beginning to see a little ray of light at what seems to have been a very long period of challenging Covid uncertainty. At Gateshead learningSkills we are really looking forward to seeing you all back with us when the...

Download The Spring 2021 Course Directory

Download The Spring 2021 Course Directory

We have 100's of FREE courses available with a mixture of online, classroom and learning centre delivery. You can learn a new skill, hobby or interest ranging from art to cookery, pottery to teaching, English to French and dressmaking to interview skills. Download our...

Poem  – Louise K Christian

Poem – Louise K Christian

Budding poet and writer, Louise Christian, has been busy during lock down. To help her cope with the uncertainty of the lock down she penned a poem We Are All In This Together. The inspirational words really helped her realise that there was a light at the end of the...

Kaitlin Forshaw  – You’re Hired!

Kaitlin Forshaw – You’re Hired!

James Anthony Workwear supply the local workforce with workwear, uniforms and PPE. They offer a competitive, speedy service with great customer service. With moving into a new store in Blaydon-on-Tyne. After years of searching for a larger premises they finally found...

Rosie Rendles  – You’re Hired!

Rosie Rendles – You’re Hired!

Bowes Mitchell Ltd are a sales and letting agent. They are known for the customer service they provide and that they are one of the leading agents in their area. Rosie Rendles, the Digital Marketer Level 3 apprentice, has grown in both knowledge and confidence within...

Colin Lofthouse – CEO of Smart Multi-Academy Trust

Colin Lofthouse – CEO of Smart Multi-Academy Trust

Smart Multi-Academy Trust consists of eight primary schools in the North-West area of Newcastle upon Tyne. At Smart they provide a high quality, bespoke education full of the best opportunities and experiences to help every child learn, be happy and ultimately...

Paula Hegarty – Oxclose Community Academy

Paula Hegarty – Oxclose Community Academy

Oxclose Community Academy are a Secondary School Based in Washington. We spoke to Oxclose Community Academy Head Teacher, Paula Hegarty, about how she has found the process with learningSkills when hiring apprentices; in particular her newest ICT recruit. This is what...

Attention Ambitious Employers

Attention Ambitious Employers

Multi-awarding winning creative marketing agency Guerilla Communications are launching a low-cost social media service and have recruited a new apprentice ready for new clients.  Based in Newcastle they are reacting to the current economic situation and are ready to...