Our Partners

Our Partners

The North East Workforce Skills Programme is a consortium of Further and Higher Education providers in the North East, led by the University of Sunderland.  The partners within the consortium will deliver this European Social Fund Programme.

Our partner organisations can offer highly tailored solutions to your sector and businesses particular training and skills developments needs. See below for information about our partners.

Access Training

We have been delivering training programmes for businesses and individuals across the North East for over 35 years. We have a genuine interest in the success of the companies we work with and the people we train, and we aim to provide a personal, bespoke service.


As digital training experts, Code have the expertise to upskill your people across a wide range of areas including CRM tools, Microsoft Office and 365, OneDrive, SharePoint, Collaboration tools and web conferencing facilities such as MS Teams. Code also offer programmes to support staff wellbeing, resilience, stress management, coping strategies, how to handle change and uncertainty, sleep strategies and be kind to your mind.


MTC’s excellent reputation has been earned through its ability to train delegates in a diverse array of subjects including Desktop applications, IT Technical, Leadership, Business Administration & Project Management. By offering a mix of virtual and classroom experiences, they can also adapt to the needs of employees and employers to achieve the best results possible.

Newcastle College

Newcastle College are able to offer training in a wide range of sectors including Leadership, Management and Administration, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Tourism/Aviation, Energy and Engineering, Education and Childcare, Health and Employability.


Seta are offering a range of employee cross-skilling and up-skilling training of varying length. Many of these carry professional accreditation (eg Pearson, C&G), others will be certified by Seta. Some of the courses are generic by nature, whereas others can be tailor made to suit employer requirements. Examples of courses on offer are: 18th Edition Wiring Regulations; PLC diagnostics and fault finding; MiG/TIG/MMA Welding and Safe use of abrasive wheels.


TDR offers a range of training courses that meet the needs of local employers across the Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Business Management sectors.

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland are offering a wide range of funded courses in: Business and Leadership; Digital & Media; Social Work; Education; Health and Wellbeing; Engineering and Investigative Practice.

See the University of Sunderland courses
See what our partners offer