Functional Skills

Functional Skills


One of the key skills in life is to be able to do maths. From managing your money, measuring cookery ingredients, or even in your job, everyone needs maths. Maths is one of the gateway skills that open doors to potential new career opportunities like an apprenticeship.


Good reading and writing skills are valued by every employer. They are also important in making your daily life easier. From following instructions to communicating effectively, good English is another gateway skill helping us learn about all other subjects. Functional skills are also an integral part of any apprenticeship programme if you don’t have the appropriate grades in GCSE English and Maths.

Interested? Contact Us Now

If you are interested in improving your Maths and English skills we’d be happy to talk to you about the opportunities we can offer. Just call us on 0191 519 1699 or email


“What a fantastic local resource. Fantastic staff that adapt to all abilities, friendly and so a relaxed environment. Well done you are all doing a fantastic job”

Lindsay Walton

Our Staff

Meet the management and support team at Holder House

Chris Convery

Managing Director

Victoria Buglass

Business Administrative Coordinator

Trevor Pinckney

Operations Coordinator

Phil Brooks

Senior Activity Support Worker

ADDRESSHolder House CIC, Lukes Lane CA, Marine Drive, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, NE31 2BA

PHONE0191 519 169907876 338 825

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