If your business is based in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland or County Durham we can help you develop your people and skills base with fully funded training.

The Go>Grow Programme funds off the shelf or bespoke training relevant to your industry and tailored to your business. It could be used to help cover the costs of some of the training you already undertake freeing up training budgets to be used elsewhere or to implement training that was out of reach due to the costs.

Go>Grow is very flexible:

  • For businesses of all sizes: sole traders, micro businesses, SMEs and large organisations
  • Courses can be accredited or not depending on what you need
  • Develops skills at all levels enabling your entire workforce from frontline employees to managers to benefit
  • Durations vary from a half day to longer programmes and are offered at times and locations to suit the business including on your premises.

We can support you and your employees to develop their skills in a wide range of areas from leadership and management, business improvement, customer service and IT skills through to more sector specific skills including, counselling, warehousing and storage and event management and lots of things in between.


If you’re an individual looking to develop new skills to help get you on the career ladder, or you want to improve the skills you currently have to help you get further in your current workplace, we’ve got a range of training courses to help you achieve your career goals, whatever they may be. 

To view all our courses, click here


Alternatively get in touch with us to discuss how we can develop a bespoke training course to meet your workforce development needs:

0191 490 2258


Or click here to complete our Training Needs Analysis form.


Gateshead College successfully secured £15 million from the European Social Fund to deliver funded training to North East based businesses looking to develop their workforce and strengthen and grow their businesses. The fund is also designed to support individuals looking to get back into work, get promoted or start their own business.

The training is delivered through a partnership of colleges, training providers and specialists in business support.

All courses are fully funded.