How to Enrol

Stockton Council Learning and Skills

Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway
Billingham
TS23 2DA

01642 527916

learning.skills@stockton.gov.uk

   By phone

If you are unable to enrol online please call our Customer Services Customer Centre on 01642 527916

8.30 am to 4.30 pm Friday 8.30 to 4.00 pm

Stockton Learning and Skills Service

Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway
Billingham
TS23 2DA

Stockton Central Library

Customer Service Centre
Church Road
Stockton-on Tees
TS18 1TU

Thornaby Library

Customer Service Centre
Wrightson House
Pavilion
Thornaby
TS23 2LN

     Online enrolment is open 365 days of the year

COURSE FEES

Learning for Pleasure

There are no reductions for Learning for Pleasure courses.

In order to secure your place on a fee-paying course you will need to pay for your course when you enrol. You can pay in a number of ways:

  • By secure online payment
  • By cash
  • By cheque (made payable to Stockton Borough Council)
  • By credit/debit card (All major credit cards accepted)

Learning for Work and Life

Many of our courses in the Learning for Work and Learning for Life sections are offered FREE, including the following:

  • English
  • Distance Learning Level 2
  • Maths
  • Family Learning
  • Employability
  • Confidence Building
  • some beginners ICT courses.

ESOL enrolments will be assessed on an individual basis.

Learners aged 19-23 (as at 31 August 2022) will be entitled to free tuition if they are:

  • studying a full Level 2 qualification if they do not already have a full Level 2 qualification, or
  • studying a full Level 3 qualification if they do not already have a full Level 3 qualification.

For further information visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/qualifications-getting-approval-for-funding   

Where a course fee applies to a funded course, there will be no fee for learners in receipt of:

  • Job Seekers Allowances (JSA) (inc partner where claim is joint)
  • Employment Support Allowance in the work related activity group (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (work group, work related requirement, work preparation or work-focussed interview organised by JCP)
  • A low wage (£27,040 or less gross annual salary). Three months wage slips or current employment contract stating gross monthly or annual wage must be submitted as evidence.

Where a course fee applies to a funded course the following groups are able to claim approx. 50% remission of full fee.

(Fee band-subsidised) those in receipt of:

  • Council Tax Benefit – Not including sole occupancy allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Universal credit
  • Contribution based Employment and Support Allowance
  • The unwaged dependants (as defined by the Department for Work and Pensions) of those listed above.