Speke Training & Education Centre (STEC) is a Community Learning Charity established over thirty years ago to support people from Speke & Garston and South Liverpool communities. Their aims are to increase social and economic inclusion, raise employability for local residents, promote lifelong learning and improve community resilience and sustainability.

They offer community learning opportunities both in their main centre on Speke Boulevard and in many community venues such as faith centres, community centres, tenant bases, social clubs and schools. Their learning curriculum includes Digital Inclusion (Community Computer Clubs), Accredited Computer Learning (Spreadsheets etc.), Social Care, Skills Passports to enhance CVs (e.g. First Aid, Health & Safety, Food Safety), Functional Skills in Maths and English up to Level 2 and ESOL.

However they are always open to suggestions and welcome individual learners or community groups approaching them with their needs and preferences (Tai Chi, Sign Language etc.) which they can then make happen either at STEC or on the premises of one of our local partners.

All examination and tuition fees are funded so all courses are free to local residents.

STEC also accommodates other community groups, charities and initiatives such as Liverpool Talking Newspaper, Victim Support, Merseyside Development Foundation, Addaction and The Original Swap Shop. In addition, Maria Eagle MP holds monthly surgeries on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12 noon.  Any community organisation which requires space or support are welcome.

For more information please contact 0151 486 4933.

STEC website

STEC at Reach

From 20 September 2016 STEC will deliver a Skills for Social Care Course each Tuesday between 09.00 and 4:00pm at our Reach employability hub. Contact STEC on 0151 486 4933 or Laura Murphy at Reach on 0330 303 3000 for further information.