Essential Work Skills

Our essential work skills programmes are designed to support students into work, providing a range of training and support to prepare for the workplace.  Working with a range of stakeholders, including employers, referral organisations and charities, UCQ have developed a range of flexible programmes to meet your needs.  All programmes lead to a recognised qualification, from essential skills for work to gaining health and safety and a CSCS card, UCQ can help you!  

Degree Apprenticeships

At University Centre Quayside, our higher education courses are driven by contextualised work-based learning. Placing students at the heart of the workplace means they see the results of their learning put into immediate action – embedding new skills and knowledge for a lifetime.  We offer Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships to both existing and aspiring managers, to help their development and progress within their career. 

Distance Learning

Earn a recognised qualification while working or studying from home with one of our free distance learning courses. Our courses are designed to support students in developing their knowledge which can be used in the workplace, at home or to enhance their CV and gain employment.

Work-based Learning

Employers who wish to upskill or retrain existing staff can do so via our work-based learning pathways. We have a range of programmes available for delivery in the workplace, funded through the European Social Fund (ESF), that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

National Provider

As a nationwide provider with centres in Newcastle, Leeds, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, we are ideally positioned to be your perfect partner for further education, degree apprenticeships and higher education.


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