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Learn. Discover. Grow.

Full-time study programmes and apprenticeships for school leavers finishing their GCSEs >>>

Kick-start your future career, gain confidence and boost your professional abilities with Northumberland Skills.

Learn. Discover. Grow.

Explore a wide range of full and part-time courses, apprenticeship training or employability programmes from Northumberland Skills at campuses across Northumberland. 

Full-time courses for school leavers

Full-time study programmes for school leavers aged 16-18 years

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Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship

Gain the skills you need to progress in your career

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Part-time courses for adults

Boost your confidence and professional abilities

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Employers looking for tailored training

Training solutions to upskill your workforce 

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Endless possibilities ...

From early years to welding, and plastering to foreign languages - we have hundreds of flexible full and part-time courses available to help you to progress.

Our fresh blend of hands-on and digital learning has been designed to keep you safe, whilst helping you to gain essential skills to stand out in life and work.

We understand that learning stretches beyond the classroom and that’s why studying with us brings you so much more than just a qualification.

Aged 16-18 or leaving school?

Explore our full-time

course guide.

Get the qualification you need to stand out when looking for a job or progressing to further study.

Aged 19+ and looking for a part-time course? Discover our part-time course guide.

Advance your career, retrain, find employment or try out something new with a part-time course.

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Upcoming Events

  • Free Welding Taster
    Free Welding Taster
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 25 May
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    FREE welding taster session for young people (aged 15 years+) and parents/carers at our welding & fabrication centre on Sat 25th April. This is your chance to try out welding, see our state-of-the-art facilities and find out more about full-time courses for school leavers starting in September.
  • Free Renewable Engineering Taster
    Free Renewable Engineering Taster
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 25 May
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    FREE renewable engineering taster session for young people (aged 15 years+) and parents/carers at Port of Blyth on Sat 25th May. This is your chance to find out more about our full-time advanced manufacturing engineering course which starts in September at the brand new Energy Central Campus.
  • SEND Open Day - Alnwick Campus
    SEND Open Day - Alnwick Campus
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Northumberland Skills Alnwick Campus
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Alnwick Campus, Lindisfarne Centre, Lindisfarne Rd, Alnwick NE66 1AX
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Alnwick Campus, Lindisfarne Centre, Lindisfarne Rd, Alnwick NE66 1AX
    We are delighted to welcome parents and carers to our Alnwick Campus on Sat 8th June from 10am-1pm to find out more about our Special Educational Needs curriculum offer.
  • SEND Open Day - Prudhoe Campus (The Fuse)
    SEND Open Day - Prudhoe Campus (The Fuse)
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Northumberland Skills Prudhoe Campus
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Prudhoe Campus, Fuse Media Centre, Moor Rd, Prudhoe NE42 5LJ, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Prudhoe Campus, Fuse Media Centre, Moor Rd, Prudhoe NE42 5LJ, UK
    We are delighted to welcome parents and carers to our Prudhoe Campus (The Fuse) on Sat 22nd June from 10am-1pm to find out more about our Special Educational Needs curriculum offer.
  • Free Construction Taster
    Free Construction Taster
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Northumberland Skills Construction
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Construction, Pitt Lane, Front Street, Seghill, Cramlington NE23 7EB, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Construction, Pitt Lane, Front Street, Seghill, Cramlington NE23 7EB, UK
    FREE construction taster session for young people (aged 15 years+) and parents/carers at our construction campus in Seghill on Sat 22nd June. This is your chance to try out plastering, dry lining, interior systems, electrical installations, and find out more about other construction trades.
  • Free Construction Taster
    Free Construction Taster
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 20 Jul
    Northumberland Skills Construction
    20 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Construction, Pitt Lane, Front Street, Seghill, Cramlington NE23 7EB, UK
    20 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Construction, Pitt Lane, Front Street, Seghill, Cramlington NE23 7EB, UK
    FREE construction taster session for young people (aged 15 years+) and parents/carers at our construction campus in Seghill on Sat 20th July. This is your chance to try out plastering, dry lining, interior systems, electrical installations, and find out more about other construction trades.

To view all upcoming events, click here or on the button on the right.

Say hello

If you have a question about learning with us, financing your studies or any other query, complete the contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. 

Tel: 01670 622 099

Delivering on behalf of Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2AP

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