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About Us

You can also download a copy of the current prospectus [pdf document]


Welcome to Learning & Skills. We are an Ofsted rated grade 2 provider offering a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from children within our Family Learning provision, to young people embarking on Study Programme, Diplomas, Traineeships and Apprenticeships, to adults who want to develop their careers, have a love for learning or are coming back to learning after many years.

We are based at the Coleridge Centre in Skerne Park and we provide some of our courses here. However, you will see from our prospectus that we also offer courses in many other locations around the town. We are quite a small organisation and we pride ourselves in offering you a unique, friendly service, including 1:1 guidance on your next steps in learning or employment once you have completed a course with us.

We are here to help provide the community with the learning you want and we positively welcome any feedback you may have about the type of courses you would like to see in Darlington. Please contact us on 01325 405601, text on 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected] for further information about any of our courses, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us on 01325 405601, 07932 869325 or l&[email protected] for further information about any of our courses, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively you can message us through Facebook [external link], Twitter [external link] or Instagram [external link]. We're now on WhatsApp too! Drop us a message on 07932 869325.

Find out what our learners think about our courses and the latest news from us by visiting our 'News and Reviews' page.

For further information on our service or if you need any support please visit our 'Support' page.

Learning & Skills Service Aim

We aim to provide a sustainable, high quality learning and skills offer for all residents and employers of Darlington and the wider Tees Valley, particularly for vulnerable members of the community.

We aim to provide high quality learning, teaching and assessment to all our learners, and a service in which learners are motivated to successfully complete their qualifications.

Our ambition is for our learners to progress to successful employment or to further learning.

Term Dates 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term

Monday 3rd August 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020
(Half Term - Monday 26th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020)

Christmas Holidays

Monday 21st December 2020 to Friday 1st January 2021

Spring Term

Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 26th March 2021
(Half Term - Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021)

Easter Holidays

Monday 29th March 2021 to Friday 9th April 2021

Summer Term

Monday 12th April 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021
(Half Term – Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021)

Please note: We are not open on Bank Holidays. Some of our courses may run during school holidays, this is at the tutors discretion.