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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

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 us?

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.

Enrol Online

You can enrol with us over the telephone: 01642 527904 if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card. Telephone 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

Our opening hours Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Fridays 8.30am - 4pm

Download the Learning and Skills enrolment form 18/19

View our new prospectus for 2018 - 19



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  
 Health and Wellbeing  Cookery  
 Languages  Creative Media  


 English and Maths   Adult Teacher and Teaching Assistant Training  
Digital Skills Self Development and Confidence Building  
 Distance Learning  Distance Learning  
 Employability Courses  Marketing/History  
  • 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: 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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