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Where it all began, our Three13 Training Hub in Teesside is where the majority of our team is based.


Easily accessed by public transport or car, The Oakwood Centre (home of Tees Valley Community Church) is home to our extremely experienced Employer Engagement team as well as nine acres of amazing work experience environments, including; gardens, a commercial kitchen, community coffee shop and a wood workshop.

Our Learner Manager, Matt, is supported by a team of talented Tutors and Pathway Supervisors, who love nothing more than to encourage you whilst you learn new things, grow in confidence and reach your potential. 

Here's what the team are offering currently:

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 hospitality skills 

 manufacturing skills 

 being independent 

 oakwood gardens 

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Or if you'd rather have a chat,
you can call us on 01642 781313

In Teesside, we offer two 5-week programmes of work based training with employability support, hospitality skills manufacturing skills.

Designed for people 19yrs+ who are umemployed and keen to move forward, both programmes:

  •  help you to develop personal, social and communication skills

  •  be flexible enough to tailor career, information and guidance sessions to suit your needs

  •  provide you with real work experience and build your confidence

  •  connect you with specialist support (e.g. counselling, debt centres) should you need it


For us, it's all about you, your worth and your goals.

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Training your interested in

If you're not sure which of our work environments will be best for you, don't worry, just tick any one for now and we'll chat about it when you join us for an induction,

Thanks for signing up, our team will be in touch with next steps!

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Or if you'd rather have a chat,
you can call us on 01642 781313

being independent.

Facing financial independence at 18 years old, compared with the UK average of 24 (for leaving the family home), Care-experienced young people are more likely to be unemployed, not in education, and at higher risk of homelessness.

Responding to the needs of the care-experienced people we’ve worked with over the last few years*, we sought grant funding to deliver a tailored programme.


Promoted through the Care Leaver Covenant, this 4 to 8 week programme offers 18-25 year olds:

  • Hands-on workshops in life skills (DIY, cooking, cleaning)

  • Improving financial literacy through practical ‘Money Matters’ sessions

  • Multi-sector work experience opportunities

  • 1:1 Information, Advice and Guidance

  • Employability coaching …all in one place.

*In honesty, until 2023 we didn't offer specialist support  to care-experienced young people. This is a shared common experience of the long-term unemployed or ex-offender target groups we’ve been effective in supporting.

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Our most relaxed offer at our Teesside Hub, the Oakwood Gardens provides local people (18yrs+) with unaccredited work-based training in our community garden.


Learn new things, improve your health and grow in confidence, with hands-on learning in:

  • Hard and soft landscaping

  • Horticulture

  • Harvesting


Plus access to employability coaching and our new Skillshare workshops.

Or if you'd rather have a chat,
you can call us on 01642 781313

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We deliver training in Teesside as part of the Adult Education Budget, through New College Durham and TVCA. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

Being Independent, the pilot programme for Care Experienced Young People is currently funded by a Nationwide Community grant.

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