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Our offer to Employers


We have a long history of learning and business improvement in Gateshead Council. We are a high performing Council with high performing education services. Our unique heritage allows us to call on best practice from education and business development through our Economic Development Service.

Gateshead Council Adult Learning and Skills offer a unique service for local businesses:

  • we are committed to an economically competitive Gateshead, it is in our interest to help you succeed
  • we work locally, we understand quality and reputation matters, we believe in productive long term partnerships
  • we are not for profit – we pass on to you maximum resources
  • we are not solely a training organisation, we do business, our experience is relevant and current
  • working with service in a Local Authority, allows you can take advantage of a wide range of additional expertise and support
  • our goal is to strengthen economic wellbeing, if we can’t make a difference we won’t waste your time

Our Trainers understand that every employer is unique. We work with businesses that employ between 10,000 people to sole traders. That’s why we offer free consultancy support and work alongside you to analyse your organisation’s needs, sector requirements and future challenges. This allows us to develop and deliver flexible, bespoke training solutions that meet your needs and can really add value to your business.

We deliver:

  • Free consultancy, guidance and advice
  • Let us work with you to discover if learning can have a measurable effect on your business performance.

Tailored programmes

We develop bespoke learning programmes that meet your organisation’s needs. Many programmes include accredited qualifications which are recognised nationally as the industry standard.

Non Profit delivery

Our interest lies purely in supporting the development of a thriving business sector in Gateshead and surrounding areas. We are able to invest 100% of our resources in quality training and business improvement services. We make it possible for employers to achieve best value whilst accessing extremely high standards of consultancy and training.


We get best value for money we source funding and training subsidies to help make your budgets go further.

Organisational Benefits

Feedback from satisfied customers has demonstrated that our training packages increase productivity, efficiency and motivation; ensuring that your organisation is economically competitive.


Our experienced trainers develop people, whatever their background and experience. Employee learning development plans are linked to the overall objectives of the business. We review these objectives to ensure that our training makes a bottom line impact to your organisation.

Each of our training packages can be linked to your organisational objectives and will promote your company-wide strategy.

You can be confident that we can help and support you to evaluate what is available and best for your organisation.

To make an appointment to speak to us about your training needs, please call us on 0191 4338780 / 8646, email or go to the Business Training and Development Home Page