Courses, enrolment and fees
Learners join our courses and keep coming back for a whole range of reasons. We involve people in learning at any time in their lives, learning for life, for pleasure, for work.
We work in partnership with many different organisations to provide courses and learning opportunities.
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Course Directory - Summer 2019
Download ourfor information about venues, fees, reductions and concessions that are available and our enrolment procedures.
We have over 300 courses and training programmes available during the day and evening at venues across Gateshead.
It's never too late to start learning. Anybody can start to learn again. It doesn't matter how well or not you did at school, or whether you enjoyed education then. Lots of older people learn with us even though they might not have had any formal education for decades. We have helped absolute beginners in their nineties!
The levels of all of our programmes are in line with the national framework. We offer accredited and non-accredited programmes at the following levels:
Entry level - A basic introduction to a subject where no previous skills or knowledge are required. Ideal for people who are new to learning or returning after a long time.
Level 1 - An awareness of the subject can be useful but not essential. Foundation skills will be developed which will prepare you for level 2.
Level 2 - Previous skills or knowledge of the subject is essential. A broader range of skills will be acquired, which will develop the ability to work independently.
Level 3 - Competency in the subject is essential. A complex range of skills will be acquired, which will develop the ability to work independently at a high level.
The Dryden Centre
0191 433 8646