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Our Newham Learning & Skills Learner Newsletter

Update from the Head of Service- Jaspal Dhaliwal 

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Hello everyone! 

As we approach the end of another term, it's a perfect time to celebrate the incredible progress you've made and the enriching experiences you have enjoyed. 

In this edition, we shine a spotlight on the fantastic celebration for Mother Language Day by our ESOL learners, as well as the exciting enrichment activity to Silvertown in partnership with Lendlease, our upcoming Open Days and much more! 

Keep pushing and striving towards your goals – there's always more to discover and achieve!

Jaspal Dhaliwal

Head of Our Newham Learning & Skills

Important Dates

10 week courses end       Friday 22 March 2024

12 week courses end       Thursday 28th March 2024

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Discover exciting learning opportunities with Our Newham Learning & Skills! 

We are thrilled to offer three engaging online short courses to all Newham residents. Whether you're interested in enhancing your expertise in cyber security, coding, or data protection/data security, we have the perfect courses for you. 

Take advantage of this unique chance to develop valuable skills from the comfort of your own home. For more details, contact farheen.butt@newham.gov.uk

Exploring Sustainability beyond the classroom!

A number of our learners studying “Sustainability for every day” had a fantastic opportunity to explore a live site in partnership with Lendlease. 

Learners learnt more about sustainability and the economic growth and potential for Silvertown. From sustainable offices, homes and businesses, our learners applied their skills from the classroom to everyday life! 

 After a full site tour where learners had the opportunity to wear a full PPE kit, certificates for completion of their course were presented by Councillor Caroline Adaja.

“The programme was very interesting and I’m glad we had this opportunity” Aroj Razzaq Din Naz 

“I’ve learnt a lot about sustainability throughout my 6 week programme with ONLS and today has been an amazing opportunity” Spasivov Mikchev 

Well done to all learners on the completion of your course!


Upcoming Events

  • Cambridge Trip for ESOL learner

Date: 02/05/24

Day: Thursday

Time: 9am- 5pm

Price: £22 

Activities: Punting, visiting  Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Market, Newtons Apple's Tree, Zoology Museum, etc.

  • Oxford Trip for ESOL learners

Date: 02/05/24

Day: Thursday 

Time: 9am- 5pm

Price: £22 

Activities: Punting, visiting Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Market, Newtons Apple's Tree, Zoology Museum, etc.

Interested? Please speak to Business Support from reception who will collect the fee and add your name to the list.

We only have 50 spaces available!

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Our Newham Learning & Skills Open Days

We are back with our final open day for this academic year for term C! 

 We offer an exciting range of non-accredited courses that allow your inner creativity to emerge and flourish! From sewing to music; from beauty to cooking, there’s something for everyone. 

 Our open days will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about courses, complete any relevant assessments and enrol during the day. 

 The open days are for potential learners looking to enrol for the courses starting from May 2024. 

Mark the dates:

  • Friday 22nd March, 10am- 1pm, Forest Gate Learning Zone 
  • Thursday 28th March, 10am – 1pm, Beckton Globe

Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Our Newham Learning & Skills celebrating Diversity! 

International Mother Language Day is a day celebrated across the world to mark and promote multilinguals’. 

This year, our ESOL learners got together across some of our centres, Beckton Globe, Priory Park, Forest Gate Learning Zone and Gainsborough Learning Centre to celebrate each language our learners speak and showcase their amazing talent. 

Our learners embraced the occasion with enthusiasm, engaging in various activities that highlighted the beauty of their native languages. The celebration included, singing in Bengali, speeches in Romanian, greetings in different languages, posters and creative presentations. Not to forget the cultural food! Well done to all learners who were involved.

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Learner Success Stories

Babacar came to England as a refugee with his wife and two children. His aim was to develop new skills that would help him gain work in the future. 

Babacar started his Cake Decorating course with no previous skills, but this did not stop him from progressing. He successfully completed the NCFE Creative Crafts Cake Decorating course and achieved his Level 2 qualification. The skills and training that he has gained have enabled him to help others in his community by making baked goods for group meetings and special events. 

His ultimate goal is to have his own bakery specialising in making cakes and biscuits for people with food allergies.

-Deborah Callender

Learner ID Cards

Across the winter period, we have been rolling out lanyards for all learners. 

Once you have received your lanyard, please ensure you wear your ID card at all times when around our centres. 

If you have not received your id card, please go to reception.

Creche Facility

Did you know that we offer crèche facility for learners enrolled onto a course? Why not provide your child with a safe environment to learn, grow and play in one of our crèches whilst you learn in our classrooms? 

With our specialised and experienced staff your child can play and join in with educational activities. Crèche Locations:

  • Forest Gate Learning Zone- 1 Woodford Road E7 0DH, 0208 149 5211
  • Beckton Globe- 1 Kingsford Way E6 5JQ, 0208 149 5212
  • Little Ilford Learning Zone- 1A Rectory Road E12 6JB, 0208 149 5215

Please enquire at your nearest centre

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