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Stockton Council serves the towns of Stockton, Norton, Billingham, Thornaby, Ingleby Barwick and Yarm


Adult Education

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted and 'Outstanding' for Community Learning.

Our Adult Education Service, Tees Achieve, offers a wide range of learning and apprenticeship training opportunities for adult and post 16 learners across Stockton and the surrounding area.

One of the most often heard comments we receive is “It’s nothing like school”. This is intentional and we teach in a much more informal way to accommodate the needs of adults.

We take great pride in having a truly diverse range of learners who are united by their enjoyment of activities such as stained glass design, family history or computing skills, to name but a few. We offer great teaching and support to help you on your learning journey and aid progression in life and work. We run courses during the day and evenings to accommodate everyone. 

If you are unsure about which course to take, we can offer you independent advice to help you make the right choices.

Please be aware that your course maybe part funded by the European Union Social Fund.


Find a course

Alongside community courses we offer apprenticeships, study programmes and assistance for those looking to get into employment.

Any further information is available from our Customer Service Centre on 01642 527904.

Enrol on a course

Enrolment for 2014/2015 started on Wednesday 9th July 2014 10am. There are several ways that you can enrol on one of our adult education courses:

You can enrol online if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card. 

By telephone
You can enrol by telephone on 01642 527904 if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card.

In person or by post
If you would like to enrol in person, or by post, you need to print and complete the
Tees Achieve enrolment form (.pdf) and return it to us at Tees Achieve, The Community Centre, The Causeway,  Billingham, TS23 2DA. Opening times are Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm. 


Help with funding

You may be entitled to fee exemptions or reductions.  If you are starting a level 3 or 4 course on or after 1 August 2013 you may be eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. 


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