Learning and earning in North Tyneside


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North Tyneside Council

North Tyneside Council Work Based Learning actively promotes and supports work based learning from the age of 14+ as an alternative to full time education. We work in partnership with key organisations such as schools, colleges; learning providers and employers to encourage alternative vocational curriculum; work experience /work placements for all ages ; apprenticeships and training within the workforce.

The Council is also a provider of training providing pathways to apprenticeships which includes:

  • Alternative Curriculum for young people in education aged 14 -16
  • Go 4 it - an ESF programme supporting young people aged 14-19 not in education, training and employment providing specialist 1-1 support to help young people re-engage.
  • Foundation Learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • NVQ/Diplomas

We are graded by Ofsted as Good. Learner success rates are excellent with some outstanding.

Why choose us?

This has made me want to achieve bigger goals in life and knowing I will get somewhere in my life has made me very happy! Hayley

We are very keen to champion the benefit that apprentices can bring to a business Pots and Pancakes

Jordan Johnstone Burnside student said
"I have really enjoyed my time at Norham Skills and Enterprise Centre and all the practical projects we have done. I did not like school so did not want to attend because I found classroom work really boring, so when I was offered the chance to work with my hands and tools I was really happy because I think if I was not given the chance like this I would have dropped out of school.

The opportunity to take part on the go4it placement programme came at a time when I was very frustrated at my lack of success with my job search. I was made welcome by the workers from the first day and I am really enjoying the opportunity of learning new skills throughout my apprenticeship - Fuda