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We started delivering skills programmes in 2012 with the establishment of our apprenticeship delivery across North East England.

The skills team deliver classroom based and online training for those unemployed individuals who are keen to improve their skills. For some contracts, our skills delivery is about helping individuals gain the skills to move into employment, but for others it could simply be about helping people learn new skills or move into education.

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Skills Programmes

Our current skills programmes include:

  • Adult Education Budget
  • Multiply
  • Skills Bootcamps
  • Connected Parents

If you are interested in joining a programme, or would like to find out more, please use the Contact Us form.

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Adult Education Budget

The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a skills programme commissioned by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and by a number of devolved Combined Authorities including Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Adult Education Budget aims to engage adults and provide the skills and learning they need to progress into (or equip them for) an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables more flexible tailored programmes of learning to be made available, which may or may not require a qualification, to help eligible learners engage in learning, build confidence, and/or enhance their wellbeing.

Our AEB courses cover subjects such as health and social care, retail, customer service, business improvement techniques, business administration, hospitality and IT.

As part of each course we provide professional recruitment advice and mentoring. We also offer an in-work support service to help people stay in employment after securing a job.

Triage delivers AEB in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tyneside Council, Gateshead Council and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.

Triage also delivers a Durham County Council community learning contract via AEB.


Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. Our delivery combines numeracy and basic IT skills to help learners apply their new skills in day-to-day life. We deliver Multiply under the programme name 'Make IT Count'. 

Make IT Count aims to support those aged 19+ who have not previously gained a GCSE Grade 4/C or higher maths qualification. We want to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life. Whether that be improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of the facts in the media or improving job specific numeracy skills.

Training will cover:

  • IT Basics: Navigating a PC/laptop, using web-based computer programmes, checking emails, staying safe online
  • Numeracy: Calculations with money, numbers, decimals/fractions, money management
  • Using social media for job searching

Triage delivers Multiply in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority and Durham County Council (Durham Learn). We also deliver Multiply in Stirling, Scotland.

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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are a focused learning programme designed to help adults aged 19+ build sector skills that local employer are looking for. 

Typically short-term (lasting up to 16 weeks), Skills Bootcamps aim to provide practical experience and equip individuals with the essential knowledge and tools needed for a specific job or industry.

These courses are free, flexible and offer a guaranteed interview upon completion.

Our 'Train the Trainer' Skills Bootcamp provides individuals with the skills and qualifications needed to work in the education sector. Each learner will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training
  • Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

In addition, individuals will also gain a wider understanding of Prevent, British Values and GDPR alongside Ofsted Awareness.

Triage delivers Skills Bootcamps in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority.

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