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Workforce development and training

We have a range of courses available for employers. We offer non-accredited and nationally accredited training courses ranging from Food Safety and Allergen Awareness, to First Aid and Health and Safety sessions.

Training can take place at our training centre or we can come to you, making it easier and more convenient for your staff. Prices start from only £55 per person, with group discounts available on a range of courses.

Bespoke training

We can offer bespoke training for your business. After undertaking a training needs analysis, we will advise you on what would best meet your needs and how we can help you meet them. Depending on the type of employer you are, we may be able to access funding to help with the cost of training. We'll be happy to discuss this with you.

For information about our accredited courses please contact Workforce Development on 0191 433 8355 or email

Management development

We deliver a variety of courses to support the development of managers and potential future managers. These include non-accredited short courses on specific management subject areas and accredited courses at Levels 3, 4 and 5 in Leadership and Management, leading to a recognised qualification.

For information about non-accredited courses contact Workforce Development Support on 0191 433 8355 or email

Psychometric testing service

We offer a Psychometric Testing service for organisations to support decisions made as part of their recruitment and selection process and ensure they get the right candidate for the job.

For more information about this service contact Workforce Development Support on 0191 433 8355 or email

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For Gateshead Council foster carers
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For Gateshead Council employees
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For Gateshead Council employees
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Information about how to cancel your place on one of our training courses
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Find out how to register with Learning and Development Self Service and apply for training courses.
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Most of the training organised by our Workforce Development Team takes place at the Dryden Centre.

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