Westgate Christmas Market
Do you want to start your own business? We are having a Christmas market in Westgate College Hall on Thursday 8th December 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, where all learners can buy and sell goods and products.
To help you prepare for the market, we are offering a workshop on how to become self-employed and give useful information on how to sell your products. The workshop will be held on Thursday 17th November, 12:00-1:00 pm, room W217, Westgate College.
Please note that we are not able to sell handmade clothing or toys to children younger than 13 years.
Learners who would like to sell food have to use the college facilities to cook and store food. They must hold a Food Hygiene certificate or attend a Food Safety training day on 24 November, 10am-3pm, Westgate College.
If you are interested in a having a stall, please tell your tutor or contact Hardus at email@example.com. Stalls will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Our new brochure is out Monday 28th November 2016. You'll be able to enrol onto our new courses for January to March 2017 from then too, either online or in our centres at Westgate College, the Heaton Centre and Gosforth Library and Learning Centre. The brochure will be delivered to houesholds and businesses in Newcastle or you can download it here (pdf, 8.16MB). We look forward to hearing from you soon!
There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old in 2016/17. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.
If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.
It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.
Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.
Applications for loans will open from 16 May 2016 for courses starting between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017. Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.
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