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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

  • ESOL Open Day - Blyth Campus
    ESOL Open Day - Blyth Campus
    Mon, 22 Jul
    Northumberland Skills - Blyth Campus
    22 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Blyth Campus, Sports Centre, Blyth NE24 5BT, UK
    22 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Blyth Campus, Sports Centre, Blyth NE24 5BT, UK
    We are delighted to welcome people to our Blyth Campus (at Sports Centre) on Monday 22nd July from 10am-2pm to find out more about our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses and secure your place for September.
  • ESOL Enrolment Events, 23-26th July - Hexham Campus
    ESOL Enrolment Events, 23-26th July - Hexham Campus
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus
    23 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus, Wentworth Place, Hexham NE46 3PD, UK
    23 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus, Wentworth Place, Hexham NE46 3PD, UK
    We are delighted to welcome you to our Hexham Campus (at Sports Centre) to enrol on an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course and secure your place for September.
  • Free Renewable Engineering Taster
    Free Renewable Engineering Taster
    Sat, 17 Aug
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre
    17 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    17 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Northumberland Skills Welding Centre, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 3PB, UK
    FREE renewable engineering taster session at Port of Blyth on Sat 17th August for young people who have completed their GCSEs. 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.
  • ESOL Enrolment Events, 27-28th August - Hexham Campus
    ESOL Enrolment Events, 27-28th August - Hexham Campus
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 27 Aug
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus
    27 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 28 Aug 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus, Wentworth Place, Hexham NE46 3PD, UK
    27 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 28 Aug 2024, 14:00
    Northumberland Skills - Hexham Campus, Wentworth Place, Hexham NE46 3PD, UK
    We are delighted to welcome you to our Hexham Campus (at Sports Centre) to enrol on an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course and secure your place for September.

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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