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We are proud of our reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective training and bespoke solutions based on the specific needs of the business.

We will visit your workplace helping to analyse your training needs. We can work with you to create and deliver training to your specific situation, tailoring the material and the way in which it is delivered specifically for your business.

We’ll guide you through the maze of Government initiatives, giving you clear advice on training that may be funded and the costs of any training we tailor for your company. What’s more, we’ll carry out the training at a location that’s convenient for you – either in your workplace or at the College.

Contact us

01782 254287 (Newcastle Office)

01785 275660 (Stafford Office)


Our Training Solutions

As one of the largest FE colleges in the region, we have one of the most comprehensive portfolios of training to offer to employers and working professionals including:

Workplace Training

Training and assessment is carried out completely in the workplace - so your employees don’t need to come into college or take exams. These are nationally recognised and can help you meet standards for trained staffing levels, as well as giving workers recognition for their skills and experience. We currently offer these in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Brickwork
  • Business Administration
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Customer Service
  • Early Years
  • Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical)
  • Electrical Installation
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT (iTQ)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Retail Operations
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Team Leading
  • Warehousing Operations

University-level Courses

Foundation degrees, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNC/Ds) and professional courses developed collaboratively between employers and universities provide you with the skills you really need – practical and academic – for the future success of your business.

University-level courses provide:

  • a practical alternative to more traditional academic programmes, combining work-based learning with academic study;
  • the opportunity to enhance staff training and development with minimal disruption to the business operation;
  • flexible teaching arrangements such as part-time, evening or block release attendance at college or university, distance learning or via the internet.
  • a skilled and motivated workforce

As an employer, you can even work with the College to develop Foundation degrees and work-based higher education, tailored specifically to your organisation and to the needs of your business and staff.

Professional Business Training

We offer hundreds of specialised programmes designed to provide industry accredited qualifications in professions such as: Accountancy (Sage, AAT, ACCA), Art, Design and Media (Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress) and Leadership and Management (CMI). Our courses are delivered using the latest technology to equip your staff with a range of skills which can be directly transferred to the workplace.

Short Courses

We have a wide range of short courses, covering areas such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • Safer Manual Handling
  • Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Equality and Diversity

These training courses can often be delivered in the workplace to groups of 6-20 staff at a time. A college tutor will visit your premises to deliver the training at a time to suit you. Our staff will be pleased to tell you about them and help you choose those that meet your needs.

Core Skills (Maths and English) and Multiply Project

Are you looking to upskill your workforce and help them to grow and be more confident? As part of the Government’s Multiply programme, we can support you to deliver bespoke numeracy specific workshops for your valued employees.

Here are just a few ways that the Multiply Project could help your business:

✨ Supports and inspires your employees to be more confident with numbers in life and work
✨ Motivates your employees to pursue different forms of training in the workplace
✨ Encourages lifelong learning
✨ Increases productivity and accuracy in the workplace

Interested? Get in touch to see how we can help to support your business with on-site numeracy sessions.

☎️ 01782 254211

ℹ️ Courses are available to adult learners aged 19+ who do not already have GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C or equivalent).

FREE GCSE Maths and English courses

We also offer GCSE Maths and English courses to help your employees to progress, upskill and be more confident in their roles and lives.

Maths and English skills are a vital bedrock for further learning, and are essential both in the workplace and in life. The Government recognises this importance and, as such, provides funding for the courses which means you can get this training completely FREE.

Bespoke Training

We know that every business is different so we will work in partnership with you to adapt the delivery and content of our training programmes to meet your needs. If off-the shelf training is not the right answer, we can work with you to create and deliver training to your specific situation, tailoring the material and the way in which it is delivered specifically for your business.

FREE Higher Technical Short courses (UK Shared Prosperity Fund)

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) has secured more than £150,000 of funding from the Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) as part of the government’s Levelling Up agenda to offer a number of free Level 4 Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs).

The free courses, which will be available to study at Newcastle College and Stafford College have been developed taking into consideration the key priorities identified through analysis of the labour market, skills and sector-based trends and are aligned with the LSIP priority sectors to improve and develop skills across the region.

The Higher Technical courses available to study with NSCG include short courses from across a range of areas including Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution, Health Care and Digital Industries and will aim to develop skills across the region in order to support productivity, economic growth and innovation.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

We have worked extremely closely with industry specialists to gain in depth knowledge of what skills employers are looking for now and to enable them to be sustainable to meet future needs. This has then informed the programmes that we have developed.

In the first year, we will be delivering over 16 courses and will soon be adding more to the list for you to access.

Find out more about these courses here.