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School leavers (16-18 years)

Get the qualifications you need to stand out when looking for a job or progressing to further and higher study with us or at university.

 

With start dates in September and January, now is the time to kick-start your future career with a full-time course from Northumberland Skills.

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Endless possibilities ...

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Studying with us means you’ll gain more than just a qualification - you’ll adopt skills for life and work, as well as the confidence to succeed. 

Our full-time study programmes allow you to dive straight into your vocational area of choice. Not only will your qualification help you to stand out when looking for a job, you’ll have the skills, aptitudes and requirements to progress to further and higher study with us or at university.

 

We offer seven subject areas for our vocational study programmes, which each contain a mix of online study, classroom based learning and work placement or experiences. 

  • Business & Digital Skills

  • Catering

  • Childcare & Education

  • Construction

  • Engineering (Welding & Fabrication)

  • Hair & Beauty

  • Supported education beyond 16 (SEND)

Explore each of these subject areas below along with downloadable course information sheets to tell you more about what you will study.

You can also download your full-time course guide here, or by clicking on the front cover  image of the course guide to the right >

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Business & Digital Skills

Study levels available: Level 1 

Courses available:
(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

 

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Catering

Study levels available: Level 1 

 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

 

Childcare & Education

Study levels available: Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2

 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

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Construction

Study levels available: Entry 3 and Level 1 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

Engineering (Welding & Fabrication)

Study levels available: Level 1 and Level 2

 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

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Hair & Beauty

Study levels available: Level 1 

 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

Supported education beyond 16 (SEND)

Study levels available: Entry Level and Level 1

 

Courses available:

(Click the link on each course to download the study programme information sheet)

 

 

Foundation vocational skills in:
 

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DISCLAIMER: Northumberland Skills takes all reasonable steps to provide the services and courses described on this website, however, it does not guarantee the provision of such services. The provision of courses is dependent on there being sufficient demand and funding to make their operation viable. We reserve the right to alter, amend or remove courses listed without notice.