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...

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...