Part-time courses for adults aged 19 years+
We offer a wide variety of part time courses to help you to advance your career, re-train,
find employment or explore new skills.
With course start dates across the year, there's always an opportunity to continue learning with Northumberland Skills.
Explore your subject area of choice below, or download our latest part-time course guide by clicking here.
Arts and Creative
The busy and vibrant creative scene in Northumberland and the North East provides lots of opportunities to showcase your talent and find work you’ll love.
Why not make good use of your creativity and imagination by exploring new skills through our range of arts and creative courses.
If you’re looking to improve your skills in business and customer service to get ahead, our courses are for you.
Whether you're starting out or re-visiting business and administration skills, our courses will give you the skills organisations are looking for and help to boost your abilities to start your own business.
Food preparation and catering can lead to many job opportunities from chef, concierge and front of house staff to barista or catering assistant.
So if you have a passion for food and enjoy working as part of a team, check out our catering courses, which include food safety as well as culinary skills.
Gaining digital skills in our modern, connected world is essential. Explore our range of digital courses below, which aim to boost your confidence and abilities with the use of computers, the internet and various useful programmes that will give you a competitive edge in the workplace.
Education, Health & Social Care
If you’re interested in making a difference and are patient, caring and a good communicator; a career in education, health and social care could be perfect for you. Our courses will prepare you for a rewarding career helping people of all ages. Whether you’re caring for or teaching others there are plenty of opportunities for growth and career progression.
Whether you’ve had a career break or been made redundant or want to change direction, our courses can help you to get the job you want.
You will learn new skills and improve your employability through our range of short courses. And, with our personalised support and advice sessions, you’ll soon be taking the right steps into work.
English and maths
With friendly lecturers and small class sizes, Northumberland Skills offers the perfect learning environment to boost your English and maths skills.
Our team will help to guide you and a pre-course assessment will ensure you’re starting at the right level on the courses that are tailored to individual abilities.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
If English isn’t your first language, our ESOL courses will help you to improve your speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar and punctuation.
Learning English will help you in all aspects of life, from boosting confidence to improving social skills and gaining employment.
Whether you want to learn a new language for personal or professional reasons, we have a range of courses for you. You’ll have an initial assessment to determine your starting point before take off!
Learn to speak a new language confidently and enjoy doing business overseas or special holidays. We offer a wide range of short and long courses.
Leadership & Management
If you’re looking to improve your management and leadership skills in order to run your own business or move up the career ladder, our courses will give you the skills and confidence to succeed. Whatever level you are starting at, we can help you reach your goals - from starter courses through to fully accredited diplomas.
Welding & Fabrication
Explore our range of accredited qualifications across welding and fabrication.
You'll train at our brand new Welding and Fabrication Technical Training Centre at the Port of Blyth, which is a dedicated facility with state-of-the-art equipment to support skills development in the growing sectors of advanced manufacturing, welding and fabrication.