Learning, skills and employment

Lifelong learning and the improvement of skills levels can bring many benefits.  These can include enhanced employability, increased wage levels and productivity as well as social benefits.

Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that those without any qualifications will earn, on average, 20% less than those with GCSEs A*-C (Level 2). Whilst those with A Levels (Level 3) on average will earn 15% more than those with GCSEs, and those with a degree 85% more than those with GCSEs.

The Council has it’s own training provision which delivers apprenticeships and courses for 16-18 year olds and adults.  Further details can be found on our Learning & Skills webpages.

The Council also operates two programmes to support young people and adults into employment.  These are the Youth Employment Initiative for those aged 16-29 and Routes to Work for those aged 30+. 

Further information, advice and guidance can be found at National Careers Service [external link] or by calling 0800 100 900.

Information about Education, Employment and Skills in the Tees Valley can be found on the Tees Valley Combined Authority [external link] webpages.