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Study with us

Supporting you to learn, discover and grow - our experienced team of lecturers are ready to help you to explore subjects you enjoy, which lead to many exciting careers across a wide variety of industries.

Whether you're continuing your learning after finishing school, or an adult looking to change direction or get a job, with Northumberland Skills you'll gain the qualifications you need to stand out.

School leavers (16-18 years)

Your future starts here.

With a full time course, you'll get the qualification you need to stand out when looking for a job or progressing to further study.

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Adult learning (19 years+)

With courses across numerous subject areas, get the skills you need to advance your career, retrain, find employment or try out something new.


Find out about apprenticeships from Northumberland Skills and find out all about the benefits of earning while you learn with us.

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We design our curriculum around the needs of emerging sectors and real job opportunities.

From apprenticeships to commercial training, access our tailored solutions for employers.

Our friendly team of lecturers are available to support you every step of the way - from choosing a subject and level that suits you, to career guidance beyond your studies.

Which level is best for me?

  • ENTRY LEVEL - for learners who need support to progress to Level 1

  • LEVEL 1 - GCSEs Grade 1-3 or vocational competency qualifications at Level 1 

  • LEVEL 2 - GCSEs Grade 4-9 or vocational competency qualifications and apprenticeships at Level 2  

  • LEVEL 3 - A Levels or vocational competency qualifications and apprenticeships at Level 3 

  • LEVEL 4 - Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), higher apprenticeships or Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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Explore our range of employability programmes (including Restart, Building Better Futures and the JETS Scheme), designed to boost your skills and confidence to re-enter the jobs market and progress in the world of work. 

Why study with Northumberland Skills?

Whether you want to try something new on one of our ‘taster’ courses, kick-start your career or add to your professional development with an accredited qualification, our aim is to support you to reach your goals.

At your convenience

We have campuses across Northumberland, which means you don't have to travel far to expand your skills. We offer a fresh approach to learning with both in-person and remote learning. 


Your health and safety

We have put measures in place to ensure that you feel safe and secure at all of our campuses and training centres. 

Confident and ready

Boosting your skills and confidence is our priority – by the time you complete your qualification with us, we want you to feel confident to take the next step. No matter which subject you choose, we’ll ensure that you feel inspired. Explore all of our courses here.

Meet like-minded people

Learners choose to study with Northumberland Skills for a variety of reasons, including to boost their confidence and employability as well as gaining a qualification. Classes are a great way to gain skills, socialise and meet like-minded people at one of our local campuses

Skills for work

We will support you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and ensure that you build essential skills to improve your current career, take a step into a new sector or to set up your own business. All of our courses are designed to build your employability skills, equipping you with the competencies needed for the world of work. We also offer apprenticeships, which are the perfect route to employment. 

Employer connections

Our business networks and strong employer partnerships offer you a competitive edge. We have a range of employers endorsing our courses, so that you can feel assured that your qualifications are industry relevant. 

We also offer training programmes and apprenticeships for local employers, enabling them to support their teams to upskill, expand their knowledge and diversify. Find out more about our tailored training here

Learner satisfaction

We are extremely proud to share the results of our most recent learner survey, which illustrates how happy and supported our learners feel. Find out more here.

Our mission, vision and values explained

Supporting you to learn, discover and grow, we've created a short document to explain our intent, shared values and goals to upskill residents and empower businesses across Northumberland. Click here to view 'Our mission, vision and values explained'.

Download a prospectus

Explore our full range of full and part-time courses.

Our full and part-time prospectuses are available to download for free from our downloads page.

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