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Be quick, and there is still time to enrol on your new course. Is there a new language or skill that you have always wanted to learn? Maybe 2023 is the year you learn Spanish or start that beginners art class?


Check out all of the courses available in our new brochure, take your pick and call us now on 0191 2773520 to secure your place. We have lots of concessions available and our friendly and experienced staff will be able to guide you through the enrolment process.

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We have a whole host of courses starting in January 2023. 

From accountancy, counselling, beauty, digital skills, photography, arts, crafts and languages take a look at what is available in our new brochure and book now to secure your place on 0191 2773520.

With venues across the city such as Westgate College, the Heaton Centre, Great Park Community Centre and Gosforth Library we hope to welcome you into your friendly and local centre next term where our qualified staff will ensure you get all of the support you need to achieve your goals.

Enrol today for January starts

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Our new brochure is out now! Take a look at all of the courses available for next term.


You can enrol today by calling us on 0800 073 0911. We will be happy to check your eligibility for concessions and book your place for January.

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We now have a page listing current apprenticeship vacancies. 

For up-to-date information on the opportunities available visit our apprenticeship vacancies  page.


If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, or you are an employer and want to find out how we can help upskill your staff, contact 

Andrea Satterthwaite Apprenticeship Business Development Officer

Tel: 0191 2773506

Mobile No: 07977 589530
Email :

Brenda McCutcheon recognised for services to adult education

Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Ms Lucy Winskell, OBE, and Brenda McCutcheon

We were thrilled to hear last year that Brenda McCutcheon would receive the British Empire Medal. Brenda is a sewing tutor with Newcastle City Learning, with over 20 years of service helping residents of the City learn new skills.


Last week the investiture of her British Empire Medal took place in a ceremony at the Banqueting Suite at the Civic Centre.


The medal was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Ms Lucy Winskell, OBE. The ceremony was also attended by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Karen Robinson.


A wonderful evening was shared by Brenda's family and friends, and former and current colleagues. Well done Brenda on this wonderful achievement.


Photo by Steve Brock Photography

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Our new learner handbook is out now, packed full of useful information to help you to make the most of your course with Newcastle City Learning.


Download your copy of of Learner Handbook 2022-23 (pdf 3MB). Remember you can also ask any tutor, manager or other member of staff if you have any queries and we will be happy to help.

FoodWorks staff in the cafe at Westgate College

Have you visited the cafe at Westgate College? Run by our colleagues at FoodWorks you can get hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and much more. In term time there are also hot meals and daily specials.


FoodWorks is a pro-social retail food enterprise, providing employment opportunities for vulnerable people.The cafe is open every day from 8am - 3pm to both our learners and the public. Please pop in next time you are on site or passing by.

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We are pleased to announce that we have been accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality Information Advice and Guidance services we provide to our learners, apprentices, and stakeholders. The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG), either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering.
Roger Chapman, Head of the matrix Service for The Growth Company said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Newcastle City Learning and I would like to congratulate the team on 
their success. We believe that at the heart of high-quality advice and support services are strong leadership, 
excellent service and a focus on continuous improvement, all underpinned by effective use of the resources 
available. The matrix Standard is designed to benchmark organisations against best practice in these 
areas. With their accreditation success, Newcastle City Learning is working to provide the best possible 
support to their clients.”


For more information about the matrix Standard please visit The matrix Standard is owned by the Department for Education and is managed by The Growth Company on their behalf.