Learning and earning in North Tyneside


Get in touch

Please contact NYA if you are interested in joining them by:

Telephone: 0191 200 1234
Email: Northumbriaya@btconnect.com
Web: www.northumbriaya.co.uk

Northumbria Youth Action

NYA is a small charity based in North Shields. Formed about 18 years ago in disused council workshops, it has grown gradually and now has its own modern, purpose built premises in the North Shields Youth Village. In total to date, an estimated 2,000 young people have been helped to improve their life chances through provision of vocational training in a caring and supportive environment. NYA operates a fully equipped repairs garage alongside its training provision.

Through the medium of motor vehicle and bicycle training we have helped young people mature and make the most of their potential. Indeed our mission statement is:

NYA is committed to unleashing young people’s full potential through the world of work and training to provide a fuller, richer life.

NYA is a specialist, independent motor vehicle and cycle training provider which delivers:

Pre-16 training to school students who enjoy practical experience alongside their school studies.

Foundation Learning programmes to 16 and 17 year olds who want basic motor vehicle training.

Level 2 and level 3 motor vehicle courses to 16-18 year olds who have successfully completed their foundation learning programme. Our motor trade partners provide placements and employment opportunities.

Motor Vehicle apprenticeships to 16-18 year olds who have, as a result of placements, been employed by local dealerships and other reputable garages.

NYA recycles push bikes. Our learners renovate donated bikes which are then sold, at low prices, to families and young people.

NYA works very closely in partnership with Barnardo’s Palmersville Training, Tyne Metropolitan College and other training providers based in North Tyneside, sharing ideas, good practice and adopting a standardised approach to recording and delivery of programmes.

All staff are CRB checked, experienced and well qualified for their roles within NYA. In addition, we share values which always put the needs of our young people first. Over 80% of our young people achieve qualifications while at NYA and over 75% progress into further study, or work.

Why choose us?

"NYA has been spot on for me" - Jordan Trainee.

"Thank you for all the support NYA has given me. I got a full time job!" Jeff trainee.

"NYA is to be thanked for their support which allowed us to employ Mark" Benfield Motors.

"Support and advice from NYA is always very good" North Tyneside Council Motor vehicle Dept.