training communities

We understand that to change the lives of those with multiple and complex barriers to work, requires a willingness to get out into the community, and deliver training within neighbourhoods.


Since 2016 we have delivered short courses across the North East and North Yorkshire, connecting with a number of voluntary and community groups along the way, to add value to the work that they’re doing. All courses are designed and delivered to put people at ease, through friendly local tutors and in accessible locations.

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Colin runs Three13 courses in community venues across Sunderland for people looking to improve their confidence and get themselves work-ready.

Get in touch with him on 07886 965412 to find out what's running currently and see if you're eligible for a free place (funded by Sunderland City Council).

If you're seeking to partner with a training provider to run courses in your community, let us know.

We are an accredited centre of NOCN training with direct claim status, which means the people we work with can gain vocational qualifications, allowing us to flexibly adapt and assess our training with people who require a more practical approach to learning.

we are not an island

Being part of Tees Valley Community Projects means we can connect learners to our other community activity that addresses their barriers and supports them to move forward.


We also partner with a range of different organisations in order to support outcomes for our learners and/or their clients... kinda like 'Friends of Three13'.

We advocate on behalf of our learners who access TVCP's CAP Debt Centre. Last Christmas that also meant each received a hamper (no small thing when you're having a tough time!)


Durham Tees Valley CRC

One of the catalysts for designing our Advance Programme was talking with people completing a community payback order on our site. We learnt that they were looking for more than just ‘getting through’ their sentence; they sought a sense of routine, being part of community, learning new skills and achieving qualifications that would lead to work.

‘Doing unpaid work differently’ became our partnership response and now 27% of those we train are ex-offenders, with our approach being praised at a national level by the Ministry of Justice.


Three13 Training Hub

The Oakwood Centre

1 Cleasby Way 

Stockton on Tees 

TS16 0RD 

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