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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Council Learning and Skills Service

Stockton Learning and Skills Service offers a wide range of courses , including Art, Languages, ICT, English, maths , Apprenticeships, Pre - Employment Programmes and a whole host of leisure courses.

Courses start throughout the year, so enrolment is never too late.  However, many courses such as English and maths require an assessment prior to starting and therefore online enrolment is not possible.  Please contact us to arrange an assessment.

Every learner studying with us will be eligible for a personal interview, where they will be given information, advice and guidance on the course they are taking part in.

The interview will also help to see where they can progress in the future.

Advice will be given on the following:

  • Courses and Training Programmes

  • Progression routes

  • Financial help for study

For further information please contact Christine Vipond on 01642 527910. For help with career options, please contact the National Careers Service 0800 100 900. If you wish to contact Stockton Council Learning and Skills by email please contact or to find out more about our courses/arrange an assessment, call our Customer Service Centre on 01642 527904.


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How to Enrol

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

Enrol Online

You can enrol with us over the telephone on 01642 527904 if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm.

In person or by post
If you would like to enrol in person or by post, you can print and complete the and return it to the Stockton Council Learning and Skills team. Learning and Skills enrolment form 18/19

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

Our opening hours are Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Friday 8:30am to 4pm. 

View the Stockton Council Learning and Skills Learner Information Booklet.

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

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

For further information on Apprenticeships please telephone Mike Elliott: 01642 528764


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: James Hadman - Voice Development Officer, Catalyst - representing the voluntary and community sector - also Link Governor for the Prevent agenda
  • 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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