North Tyneside Employment and Skills consists of a number of key services including:

  • Adult Learning Service, which holds contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver study programmes, traineeships, apprenticeships and adult learning courses for residents. See latest OFSTED report.
  • Connexions North Tyneside providing Careers Education and Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to young people and services linking schools with business through effective employer engagement.
  • Employability projects supporting unemployed residents to overcome barriers to employment and move into the labour market.

Pathways for SEND Learners:

At Employment and Skills, we provide a wide range of courses to support 16-25-year olds who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and who require additional support in Preparing for Adulthood and Employment. Our courses are underpinned by the Preparing for Adulthood framework to include: Health, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Employment.


We offer a supported pathway model, enabling you to develop your life skills, and explore what is meant by independence and living independently. You will learn to participate constructively in your local community, access fitness and wellbeing activities and take part in a real work placement which will prepare you for the world of work.

We provide staged progression, which will build on your areas of interest and your aspirations. You will develop the knowledge and skills to get the maximum from your work placements before moving onto the relevant progression route. If you are interested in finding out more about our courses, speak to your Connexion's Adviser who will forward us your expression of interest, arrange an informal visit and who will invite you to attend our Information, Advice and Guidance session date to be confirmed. At the IAG session further information will be available about assessment and transition days.