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Apprentice working in electrical installation

Construction trades 

Our dedicated construction training facility at Seghill offers a wide variety of full and part-time courses, and apprenticeship training programmes.

We offer a wide range of accredited qualifications across a number of construction industry roles to equip you with the skills you need to succeed across a variety of building trades.





Apprentice working in electrical installation



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Part-time plastering (skimming) course

Our brand new 6-week course in plaster skimming is brought to you by British Gypsum and Northumberland Skills. 

This Level 2 Certificate is designed to boost skills across construction trades and equips you with the skills and knowledge to be a qualified plasterer.


START DATES: January or April 2024. 

Enrolment is open now.

Flexible learning options



Apprenticeship training programmes

Delivering on behalf of Northumberland County Council, we provide a wide range of apprenticeship training programmes specifically for the construction industry.


We work alongside your business to understand your training needs and your growth ambitions.

Construction Apprenticeship Standards available include:  ​

  • Construction Multi Skills, Entry 3 / Level 1

  • Interior Systems, Level 2

  • Electrician, Level 3

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If you're about to leave school or have recently finished your GCSEs, enrol now to kick-start your construction career at our training centres in Seghill or Alnwick.  

Our courses cover a range of skills and techniques to ensure that you are equipped to succeed in numerous building trades. You will develop your ability to work safely with equipment, 

We have outstanding facilities and industry standard equipment that will ensure you are fully prepared for your next steps into industry. The majority of this course is practical and will be delivered in our workshops.


You will be working with and taught by a team with a huge amount of industrial experience. A more hands on way of learning will give you the practical skills, knowledge and behaviours required to progress your career into apprenticeships.

Full-time study programmes for school leavers include:


Enabling you to progress at work, or start your own business, our part-time construction courses for adults will deepen your knowledge and equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

We work in partnership with employers to ensure our curriculum is aligned to the needs of industry.



Part-time learning opportunities include:


”Before I came to Northumberland Skills, I was in Sixth form doing my A Levels, but realised it wasn’t for me.


After my Level 1 (Pre-Apprenticeship), I ended up finishing early and I got my Electrical Apprenticeship.


All the staff and lecturers at Northumberland Skills are really good and they support you with everything you need.


I prefer an apprenticeship because I think university, for me, isn’t worth it – I think that learning and earning at the same time is a much better way to go about it.”

Harry is a Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprentice, studying at Northumberland Skills’ construction campus in Seghill

Harry electrical apprentice at Seghill

Get in touch

Need some extra help to choose the best option?

Get in touch using the telephone number, email address or form below.

01670 622 099

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