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Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service

Hartlepool Learning and Skills Service has a team of passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers who are there to assist you to achieve your learning and/or career goals.

You can view a selection of courses here, view the online prospectus, apply online and moreOur Courses | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

The Careers Service offers 1:1 dedicated and impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all learners, to help them to understand the many exciting and varied career pathways available. You can find further information here: Careers Service | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

Employer information - The Service provides a range of high quality provision to support unemployed and employed residents to learn new skills to improve their careers opportunitiesEmployer information | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

The Youth Employment Initiative - Programmes are for young people aged 15 – 29 who are unemployed and/or not in education, employment or training and reside in the Tees Valley: Tees Valley Youth Employment Initiative (

The Hartlepool Youth Hub has been created through a partnership between Hartlepool Borough Council, Jobcentre Plus, National Careers Service and a range of other providers. This includes Tees Valley Youth Employment Initiative, Youth Support Service, colleges and specialist training providers.The new Hub will provide comprehensive support for young people aged 16-29 who are not in work, education or training: Youth Hub | Hartlepool Learning (

Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service offers Apprenticeships in a variety of subjects and is continuously expanding to suit the needs of the local community. With their dedicated Apprenticeship Team and highly trained tutors you’ll be set for success and climbing that career ladder in no time! Apprenticeships | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

Routes to work programme - If you're over the age of 30 and your personal circumstances make if difficult to find a job then Routes to Work can help.  We provide a range of support depending on your individual needs to help you overcome any barriers and support you back into the workplace: Routes to Work Programme | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Team are a support body for all the voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in Hartlepool. They are the single point of contact within the Council for all VCS support services. The team can provide information to the VCS on setting up, funding sources, training, governance, volunteering opportunities, access to networking events and a chance to share details of any new initiatives/ projects you may be involved with: Voluntary and Community Sector Team | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

The Waverley Project provides unemployed adults with access to personal, social and employability initiatives to help them with life skills, raise their aspirations and prevent social isolation. The project provides work experience, volunteer placements and high quality training for individuals to develop relevant employability skills and assist them to progress towards sustained employment: The Waverley Project | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

The intent of the Community Grants Programme is to enable appropriate third sector and other small organisations (that would not otherwise be able to) access ESF funding for the purpose of mobilising disadvantaged or excluded unemployed and economically inactive people to facilitate their progress towards employment.There are grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 available for individual projects: ESF Community Grants Programme | Hartlepool Learning and Skills

For any further information please contact The Learning & Skills Service direct by visiting: Contact Us | Hartlepool Learning and Skills