Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Council Learning and Skills Service

Stockton Council Learning and Skills Service have delivered learning programmes in the Tees Valley for more than 50 years.

Our programmes and qualifications are delivered by tutors who are skilled, experienced and friendly offering a flexible service tailored to your needs helping you to develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. 


Why choose Stockton Council Learning and Skills Service?

With more than 50 years experience in teaching, training, and delivering qualifications you can be assured that we will provide you with the training to meet local and national needs as well as information advice and guidance to progress to further learning or employment. At a recent inspection in June 2018 Ofsted graded us 'good' overall and praised many aspects of our delivery.


Our Courses

You can explore the various courses we offer by viewing our Prospectus:


To find out more about our new courses for 2019 - 2020 visit the Stockton Council Learning and Skills website. 

For all other courses, you can apply and/or enrol with us over the telephone: 01642 527904. Visit our Customer Services page for opening hours. 

View the Stockton Council Learning and Skills Learner Information Booklet.

Visit the Learning, Skills and Employment Support for Employers page for further information.


Privacy Statement - How we use your personal information

The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding (The Agency) and when needed, the Department for Education, including the Education Funding Agency to meet legal responsibilities under the Apprenticeships, Learning Records Service (LRS) to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a Personal Learning Record (PLR). The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including research. 

Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data are available on GOV.UK - ESFA Privacy Notice.


Help with funding

You may be entitled to fee exemptions or reductions depending on your circumstances. We also offer Learning Support if you have additional learning needs and discretionary learner support for help with hardship circumstances (Adult Skills courses only).

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

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


Governing Body

We are pleased to inform you that our Service Governing Body has now been officially established.

Our board consists of:

Chair of Governors Councillor Nigel Cooke - Elected member for Economic Regeneration and Transport (also Link Governor for Equality and Diversity)
Vice Chair of Governors Frances Hoy - Personnel Manager for NIFCO UK Ltd
Member Craig Taylor - Learning and Skills Manager
Member Katie Horbury- Learner Representative
Member Jacqui Taylor - Employer/Education Representative
Member Chris Renahan - Economic Growth and Spatial Development Manager, Stockton Borough Council
Member Councillor Jim Beall - Elected member for Adult Services - also Link Governor for Safeguarding
Member vacancies We are looking to recruit another learner representative, ideally from the adult skills provision and also another employer representative.

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