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Our Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) has an excellent reputation for delivering apprenticeships and specialised training across County Durham.

Our professional training courses are accredited by national awarding organisations including Cache, City and Guilds, NCFE and the National Open College Network.

Our aim is to be the first choice for professional, workforce training for businesses across County Durham.

Why choose us?

  • we provide high quality training and nationally recognised qualifications
  • our expert staff are professional, knowledgeable and live locally
  • we will support your business to achieve its objectives by upskilling your employees
  • we deliver bespoke training in a format to suit your business
  • we offer a range of programmes such as apprenticeships, standalone, as well as traineeships
  • we may be able to access government funding streams that could support the training and development of your employees

Apprenticeships and traineeships

These courses are a way for young people and adult learners to learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring trainees and apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Course content is designed in a partnership between employers and business representatives from industry sectors. As they genuinely understand these business sectors, you can be confident that the standards will be relevant for your company.

As each qualification is designed to suit the needs of that industry there is difference in what is now required. We will work closely with you to ensure that the apprenticeship offered is the most appropriate for the individual's job role, while reflecting individual employer and learner needs.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Can you offer a work experience placement?

We are committed to supporting young people and adults into employment. Working together with local businesses, we can provide opportunities to develop and grow the existing skills base of the community to improve their employability.

If you are an employer who can provide a voluntary work experience opportunity for a young person or adult working towards their qualifications, then please contact us.

Vocational learning for your staff

Vocational learning means work-related learning. We deliver a range of national vocational qualifications that will help your staff develop their knowledge and skills at work, whilst gaining national recognition for the work they already do. 

If you would like to discuss how any of our vocational qualifications can help improve your business please contact us. 

Contact us
Adult Learning and Skills Service
03000 266 115
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Crook Council Offices
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES
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