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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. 

Childcare and Education

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.

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Study at our dedicated training centre for construction in Seghill and gain skills for a career in various building trades or self employment.

New for 2024., we have the Level 2 Plaster Skimming qualification with British Gypsum, which will equip you with the skills and experience to become a qualified plasterer.


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 creative courses.

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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’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.

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Whether you want to learn a new language for personal or professional reasons, we have a range of courses for you. 

Learn to speak Spanish confidently and enjoy doing business overseas or special holidays.


We also offer British Sign Language and Makaton courses.

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.

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Download your new part-time course guide

We have a wide range of part-time courses available throughout the year. Upskill, change direction or get that job - boost your skills and confidence with Northumberland Skills.

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