Three13 adopt a holistic approach to supporting people to overcome their barriers.

Speaking plainly, this means we:

  1. Provide support to help you to develop personal, social and communication skills

  2. Tailor Career, Information and Guidance sessions to suit your needs

  3. Offer work placements to provide you with real work experience and build your confidence

  4. Can signpost you to other organisations for specialist support (e.g. counselling, debt centres)

Our four-week Advance Programme has been among the most effective training opportunities we offer, combining valuable work experience and vocational qualifications to get you moving forward.


When you sign up, you choose a pathway (or combine pathways) to suit YOUR aspirations. We can't stress this enough, for us, it really is about you, your worth and your goals.

Following completion of the programme, you have the option to continue on and gain further qualifications with us, in areas such as Food Hygiene, First Aid or Construction (CSCS).

We have new learners starting each week and we're more than happy to show you around if you want to check us out before you sign up. Get in touch, call 07579063214 to find out more.


doing unpaid work differently

Filmed and produced by a DTV CRC participant, this short film shares what doing unpaid work differently looks like at The Oakwood with Three13.

Through a partnership we call 'Doing Unpaid Work Differently', our Advance Programme and a selection of independent learning opportunities are available to people completing their Unpaid work Requirement with Durham Tees Valley Rehabilitation Company (DTV CRC).

"Doing Unpaid Work Differently reflects our desire at to place education, training and employment at the heart of our Unpaid Work Projects, as we work to reduce re-offending and support participants to make a real, lasting and positive change to their lives."

We deliver this programme in the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and York with the support of ESF Community Grants

This organisation is a delivery partner for ESF Community Grants.  ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our project received a grant from the Trust to increase our capacity and see more lives transformed through the Advance Programme.


Three13 Training Hub

The Oakwood Centre

1 Cleasby Way 

Stockton on Tees 

TS16 0RD 

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