Speke Training & Education Centre
Car parking is available at the rear of the building as well as the bays along the side of Unit House
Training Provision


Speke Training & Education Centre (STEC) is a registered charity which was established in 1980. We aim to contribute to sustainable regeneration on Merseyside by supporting unemployed people back into employment and by promoting lifelong learning amongst those people who move into employment. We try to accomplish these goals through the provision of community learning and skills training programmes.

Our activities are diverse and because we seek to provide a bridge between business and communities, our training reflects the varied contexts in which people can enjoy and benefit from learning – from community-based learning in one of our community computer clubs, learning with one of our partners in the community or joining us on Speke Boulevard to undertake learning programmes at STEC. We actively welcome all applicants facing disadvantage and barriers to success in the labour market or to progression in life - whether this may involve further / higher education, achieving greater well-being or simply playing a more active role in their community.

Whilst learning is clearly a big part of STEC, we are much more than just a training centre – we are a resource for individuals, for community groups and for business. This is exemplified by our managed office tenancy service that is both extremely competitive and highly popular with charities and small businesses alike.

We are proud to be based in Speke Garston and to have made a contribution to the regeneration of south Liverpool during the past two decades. We hope to continue to serve beneficiaries for many years to come by working in partnership with Employers, Colleges, Local Authorities, Jobcentre Plus, Learning in Work Centres, Registered Social Landlords and the vibrant network which constitutes the Voluntary Sector in the North West. 

However, please don’t take my word for it. Speak to STEC people – staff, Learning & Digital Champions, learners, tenants, local businesses, community partners and former beneficiaries to discover what we can offer. On behalf of the Trustees of STEC, I extend a true “Scouse” welcome and invite you to browse the following pages - maybe we have something to offer you!

Frances Hunt
Chair of Board of Trustees

November 2019

We are now recruiting learners to join our Include-IT Mersey project in the Speke, Garston, Belle Vale and Halewood areas, please see the dedicated page for details to see if this would be helpful to you, your family or friends.  Remember this is a free course jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of its 2014-2020 Building Better Opportunities Programme.

We are happy to confirm that the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is delivering maths classes at STEC on Thursday mornings and Community Interpreting classes on Wednesdays.  

More courses are expected to start soon, details to follow.