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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.


How to Enrol

There are several ways that you can enrol on one of our courses.

You can enrol online by completing our online enrolment form.

Browse our courses


You can enrol with us over the telephone: 01642 527904 if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card. Visit our Customer Services page for opening hours. 

In person or by post
If you would like to enrol in person or by post, you can print and complete the booking form and return it to the Stockton Council Learning and Skills team.

Address: Stockton Council Learning and Skills, The Community Centre, The Causeway, Billingham, TS23 2DA

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Fridays 8.30am - 4pm

Download the Learning and Skills enrolment form 18/19.

view our Spring Courses



View the Stockton Council Learning and Skills Learner Information Booklet.

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


Distance Learning Courses

Stockton Council Learning and Skills offer a range of distance learning courses where you can gain level 2 fully accredited qualifications in a range of subjects. Many courses are fully funded meaning they are free to anyone who completes the courses. The full range of courses can be found in our Distance Learning guide.


Course Directory 

Arts and Crafts  Arts and Crafts



Making a Seaglass Pendant

Creative Woodcraft

Sewing for All

Life Drawing

Painting for Pleasure


Art for All

Health and Wellbeing Cookery


Beginners Yoga

Intermediate Yoga

Mind, Body and Soul

Café Experience

Languages Creative Media

Advanced Conversational Spanish

Spanish for Beginners

Next Step Spanish

Advanced Photography - Post Production Techniques

Advanced Photography - Specialist Photography Areas

Photography on Location

English and Maths Adult Teacher and Teaching Assistant Training



Level 3 Education and Teacher Training

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Intermediate

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Advanced

Computer & Digital Skills Self Development and Confidence Building

Adobe Basics



ICT for Beginners

Improvers Excel

Internet Safety and Shopping online

IT User Skills Award L2 ITQ

IT User Skills Award L1 ITQ

Keyboard Skills

3D Pen Sculpture

Selling on Ebay

All About Me


Café Experience

Amazing You

Distance Learning Distance Learning

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Business and Administration

Care and Management of Diabetes

Common Health Problems

Counseling Skills

Customer Service in Health and Social Care Settings

Equality and Diversity

Falls Prevention Awareness

Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

Information Advice and Guidance

Introducing Care for Children

Lean Organisation Management Techniques

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Principles of Care Planning

Principles of Dementia Care

Principles of End of Life Care

Principles of Team Leading

Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Principles of Warehouse and Storage

Understanding Autism

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Understanding Excellence in Customer Service for Hospitality

Understanding Nutrition and Health

Understanding Retail Operations

Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Employability Courses Marketing/History

All About Me

Café Experience

Fast Forward

Beginners Marketing

Beginners Marketing

Stockton History


Business Admin Level 2

Business Admin Level 3

Childcare Level 2

Health and Social Care Level 2 ( Adult Care Worker)

Health and Social Care Level 3 ( Lead Adult Care Worker)

Customer Service Level 2

Customer Service Level 3

Early Years Workforce Level 3

CMI Level 3 Team Lead & First Line Management

CMI Level 5 Operations Departmental Management

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3


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 - SFA 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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