Newcastle Family Learning Service is available to all Newcastle Schools. A range of programmes are available to meet the needs of parents, carers and schools. Literacy and numeracy based programmes are targeted in areas of multiple deprivation and are delivered free of charge. Universal programmes are offered free to parents who don’t have a full level 2 qualification.
In addition, in line with national thinking, Family Learning is a key element of Newcastle City Learning’s skills strategy to engage those furthest away from the labour market, especially through Family Learning’s English and maths provision. Along with English, maths and ESOL it has consistently remained a priority to address the skills levels of residents in the city, of which in 2011 35% were below level 2(Office for National Statistics for Newcastle)