We’ve put together a programme of short courses and workshops that will help you develop your skills for work and life to get you job ready, improve your career prospects, help you set up and build a business or learn a new skill.

Courses are available at our Gateshead College campuses and at other venues in Morpeth, Durham and Gateshead.

Part of the Go>Grow programme, all the courses are completely FREE thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.


How to book.

Click the 'Are you ready to apply?' button on the course page and fill in the short form.

We will get back in touch to invite you to an enrolment event where you will complete some paperwork and get all the information about your course.

If you have any questions please call 0191 490 2246

Go Beauty

Trend-led workshops for beginners and professionals to help you save on salon fees or gain a qualification.

Go Cook

Our professional training kitchens are first class and are where we train the best chefs in the region. If you want to develop your cookery and patisserie skills to impress your friends with a knock out dinner party, start a new career or get bake off ready there will be something for you.

Go Digital

Short Courses and Workshops to develop your skills and boost your knowledge in everything from search to snapchat. Whether you want to build your business, develop your career potential, improve your social profile or understand how to monitor what your children are up to online – take a look.

Go Family

Having a family is a full time job. We’ve put together some free courses to support you and help make life a little easier. From staying safe online to brushing up on English and maths skills to make helping with homework easier. We’ve even thrown in a car maintenance workshop to keep this extra member of the family running smoothly too!

Go Fitness

If you’re thinking of a change of career or are just wanting to develop your fitness skills for your own personal gain, this course could be just the thing to get you motivated. 

Go Work

If you’re unemployed or returning to work after a break, these introductory courses will help you build some essential skills valued by employers to help give you confidence and boost your CV.


We can offer theses course for free because they are part of a programme called Go>Grow which is funded by 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.