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...

Positive feedback from our online learners

Positive feedback from our online learners

Even during lockdown, learners are enjoying our courses and staying in touch. We have recently moved many of our classes online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New and returning learners have been logging in to our new Google Classrooms and working together....

Council apprentice shines

Council apprentice shines

We have had some outstanding feedback about one of our apprentices currently working for Trading Standards and Environmental Health at Gateshead Council. Evelina Saliapina has been working as a Level 2 Business Admin apprentice for seven months and has gone above and...

Learner helps learningSkills team deliver free school meals

Learner helps learningSkills team deliver free school meals

As our learners are staying at home during lockdown, some of the learningSkills team have been busy delivering 'free school meal' supplies. One of our learners, Lewis Walton, has been helping tutors within the Learning Difficulty and Disablities Team to send these...

Learners enjoy online courses during lockdown.

Learners enjoy online courses during lockdown.

Due to the Government's advice on social distancing we have moved many of our courses online. This has not affected how much our learners enjoy these courses. Chris Myhill has moved her Family History course from Bensham Grove onto Outlook Groups. The Family through...