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Our supported interns at the launch event on 6 September 2023

An exciting new Supported Internship programme has launched this September to give young people with learning disabilities and/or autism vital work-based learning opportunities to help them to secure competitive employment.

The programme is a collaborative partnership between us, Northumbria University, Sodexo, and national charity DFN Project SEARCH.

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Georgia Grieve pictured with Pam Smith

A huge congratulations to one of our apprentices, Georgia Grieve, who won the Shining Star Apprenticeship Award at the recent Newcastle City Council and YHN Apprenticeship Achievement Awards 2023.


Georgia, who is a Customer Service Level 2 apprentice, is pictured here receiving her award from Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council.


Well done Georgia, we are all so proud of your achievement.

A pile of copies of Newcastle City Learning's 2023/24 brochure

Our new brochure is out from Monday 31 July. Look out for your copy being delivered through your letterbox or download our new brochure (pdf, 10.4MB) now.


This year we have detailed our whole offer right up to July 2024 so our prospectus is packed full of learning opportunities in a wide range of subjects to meet the needs of our local residents. Whether it's vocational courses, pre-employment training, skills for life and work, arts, photography and languages or community learning, we have lots on offer. You can also read about our employer responsive provision and our programmes for young people and for those aged 19+ with learning difficulties and disabilities.


Pop in to our Westgate College or Heaton Centre sites to find out more, or you can enrol online for many courses. We hope to see you soon.

One of our learners is standing in front of a clothes rail.

Thank you for all the donations of clothing, books, DVDs and bric-a-brac and to everyone who came along to support our Pop Up Shop and snap up a bargain. All the money raised from this term's shop will be donated to the local food bank. 

Our new battery recycling box

You are now able to recycle small electrical goods and household batteries at Westgate College. We hope to roll this out to our other sites soon, too.

Our young people's football team posing in front of a goal

Congratulations to our fantastic football team on their recent success as they finished runners up in the Newcastle United Foundation tournament with a win, two draws and only one defeat.


The whole team, made up of students on our PYP study programmes and our LDD 19+ courses, bonded so well on and off the pitch and showed fantastic chemistry throughout the whole tournament, with every player bringing 100% commitment.


The players are looking forward to the September league starting and a chance to represent the College again. Well done everyone!

Learners on a sponsored walk

Our Independent Living Classes have been very busy this term raising money for their chosen charities. As part of their Mental Health and Wellbeing project each class chose a charity to support. Monday’s class chose Samaritans and did a sponsored walk and Name the Bunny. Tuesday’s class chose Mind and did a sponsored walk and a coffee morning.


The learners raised a massive total of £433.51 which will be divided between the two charities. Some of the money will also go towards next term’s project to buy items to help the homeless and their end of year event.


Thank you to everyone who supported our learners.

Recycled art piece of a fish

If you visit us at Westgate College you will now see this wonderful art piece when you come into the main entrance.

A massive well done to our Tuesday art group who created this when working on their recycling topic, looking at how we can all reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle.

The group designed, planned and made the piece themselves, and created it from old bottle tops and ring pulls.