Business Development Unit

The College External Funding Unit secures ESF funding to deliver Training, Vocational Skills and employment outcomes to the Unemployed and those under threat of redundancy.

This funding helps support individuals and progressing them into employment. To achieve these outcomes we work in partnership with a number of sub-contractors covering a variety of occupational sectors including Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, Retail Warehousing and Logistics. The Unit works closely with key stakeholders including Skills Funding Agency, Job Centre Plus, local authorities and the National Careers Service. Critical to our success is the strong and vibrant relationships that we maintain with employers across the North East providing us with a range of sustainable job outcomes and opportunities for work trials and Sector Based Work academies.

Please contact the External Funding Team on 0191 375 4468/4209 for more information.

Click here to view our Sub-contracting (Fees and Charges) Policy 2020/21.


Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2014/15.

Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2015/16.

Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2017/18.


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