Charity Comedy Night

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

BFE are to be one of 2 charities to benefit from a charity night organised by Ingeus and hosted by The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle on 18th June.  With a superb line up, this will be a fantastic opportunity to raise valuable funds to support the delivery and growth of our Junior Learning programmes in deprived areas of the city.  Please get in touch via phone: 0101 263 2752 or email if you fancy a great night out and would like to book tickets!

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Spring Online

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Want to know more about using a computer and the Internet? Know someone who does? On Wednesday and Thursday 16th and 17th of May Building Futures East will be opening up their ICT Suite as part of the UK Online ‘Spring Online’ campaign.

Staff will be on hand to offer advice on a range of IT related subjects at any level, from the basics to the more advanced;

  • Basic to advanced Keyboard skills.
  • Using the Mouse.
  • Setting up an e-mail account and sending documents.
  • Searching the Internet.
  • Keeping you and your family safe online.
  • Using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
  • Accessing government services such as Job Searching.
  • Putting together an electronic CV
  • ..and many more!

No appointment is needed, is just drop in! Our ICT Suite will be open from 9am to 4pm on the 16th and and 17th May, so pop down to BFE for a cuppa and a chat and start getting the most out of being online!

Learner Forum Friday 16th March 2012: Calling all Course Ambassadors!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The next Learner Forum will be held at Building Futures East on Friday 16th March 2012 from 10am to 11am.  This is the 2nd forum to be held this year and after the success of the first one with 100% attendance from all Course Ambassadors, we look forward to meeting with you next Friday so that you can help us to help you by continually improving our courses and services.

Your feedback, comments, suggestions and recommendations are invaluable in helping us to come up with ways to improve and we want to get everyone involved in sharing their experience of BFE and working with us to strive for excellence in everything we do.

Being a Course Ambassador can help you in many ways by improving a number of skills which you can then use in a variety of different situations in life and work and will offer you the chance to…..

  • Ensure you and your peers get a voice, helping us to work together to improve the services we offer our learners
  • Meet a range of people
  • Develop your communication, negotiation, information gathering and interpersonal skills
  • Develop your ability to build and manage relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Show employers that you can put your skills into practice in a work environment and will allow you to give strong examples of how you have proven this

So, if you want to get involved as a Course Ambassador then please let your Tutor know or contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ form on this website so that we can give you all the information you need.

We look forward to meeting with you next Friday to hear your news and views.

For more information on the role of Course Ambassador, click here.

For the Learner Forum Agenda, click here.

Get into Construction

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Get into Construction with The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Building Futures East and Balfour Beatty

The Prince’s Trust and Building Futures East are offering a free four week training course at Building Futures East Walker and Balfour Beatty for Newcastle residents, which gives you work experience in construction.

If you are 19-25, unemployed and interested in a career in construction join our free training programme today.

Two day selection event takes place on the 9th and 10th February 2012 at Building Futures East, Low Yard, White Street, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3PJ

The programme will run from 27th February 2012 to 23rd March 2012

Please note that places are limited and you must be able to attend the full programme.

For further information please click here

To register your interest or for more information contact Natalie or Judy on 0191 2632752 or email or