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National Training Provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are delighted to have won the Best Purpose Driven People Community award at the 2022 Investors in People (IIP) Awards. The awards aim to showcase and share recognition of the very best employers and individuals who strive to make work better.

The award-winning company, which has its head office based in County Durham, holds both gold and platinum recognition from IPP and has grown massively in recent years, expanding its workforce count to over 1000 employees across the whole country. The employees at LCG, known as ‘Purple People’, have created an amazing workplace culture and passion for community within the business.

Investors in People strive to make work better and have done just that for more than 30 years. They have helped over 50,000 organisations and 11 million people across the globe and so to be recognised by them is truly a testament to the community that has been built at LCG.

The awards celebrate businesses who have the best workplace cultures, and they represent businesses that highly value their people and wellbeing through their leadership, support, and development of people within the business.

Brenda McLeish OBE DL, CEO of LCG has said “I am beyond delighted that we brought home the Best Purpose Driven People Community award at the IIP awards on Tuesday night. Investing in our Purple People has been the cornerstone of our success at LCG. Seeing our LCG community flourish is so rewarding, but this award demonstrates that our Purple People are truly an asset to our organisation and the reason we are where we are today…winning awards like this!”

Alongside internal apprenticeships and training opportunities, LCG invest heavily in engaging their workforce. They have a unique ability to bring people together through building inclusive, distinctive, and welcoming events and creating a feeling of communal positivity through exciting fundraisers and collaborative projects such as this year’s Diverse Conversations initiative in which staff were encouraged to talk to colleagues about topics like gender, race, sexuality, mental health, and the menopause.

Earlier this year, LCG created the position for Head of Happy People and Development. This role is responsible for the engagement and development of all staff, promoting the culture and values across the company to create a happy workforce.

LCG strive to encourage staff to engage and get to know one another as the company continues expanding, never losing the family-fell the business was founded upon. They provide staff and team spotlights in their monthly newsletter to promote colleague engagement and showcase individuality across the workforce. They also host Fizz Fridays where Purple People can come together and celebrate the achievements of their hard work after receiving awards such as this one.

Louise Clough, Head of People at LCG, has said “To be recognised for the community we have created at LCG is incredible for our business, and a testament to our Purple People and their fantastic values. Promoting a sense of social responsibility is extremely important to us to. It leads to innovation in business and creating the opportunity for thought leadership, which inspires across our organisation.

It is really exciting to have the opportunity to combine corporate social responsibility with employee engagement ensuring employees across the whole group are fully involved and we’re on a mission to become frontrunners in ethical and sustainable business. This award demonstrates how highly we value our Purple People, their morale and how they enhance the fantastic company culture we have developed. We will continue to make LCG a great place to work by listening to the feedback of our people.”

LCG’s core values are built on a shared understanding of working as a team so they can continue developing the great, united working environment they have built to inspire collaboration, appreciation, and transform lives through learning.

The training provider has understood the clear benefit of listening to their employees and giving them flexibility. They believe that this is why their staff feel so engaged with the business, have a positive outlook on work and are dedicated to what they do.

Learning Curve Group are currently recruiting for a wide range of over 100 roles across the country to support the companies exciting growth period. They are on track to become the largest and most diverse training provider in the UK by 2025.

Check out LCGs vacancies below. LCGs Talent Team are available to talk to anybody interested in working for LCG, even if they feel they don’t fit with any of the vacancies, so please still get in contact.


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  • 16/02/2022
Minister For Apprenticeships and Skills Visits Learning Curve Group Head Office During National Apprenticeship Week

Learning Curve Group welcomes Alex Burghart MP, the Department for Education’s Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills to their Head Office on Friday 11th February as part of their National Apprenticeship Week Celebrations. They discussed the current further education landscape, how Independent Training Providers are essential in tackling long-term skills challenges and their contribution to the development of apprenticeships.

  • 08/02/2022
LCG Celebrate Purple People Academy Graduation

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), celebrated the graduation of their Purple People Academy on the first day of National Apprenticeship Week. LCG invited their apprenticeship graduates to Hardwick Hall Hotel for a special afternoon tea and graduation ceremony with CEO, Brenda McLeish OBE.

  • 04/02/2022
Steve Morris Becomes A Fellow Of The Institute Of Employability Professionals

With over 30 years’ experience, gained in some of the world's largest and most successful recruitment agencies, HR consultancies and training providers, I have acquired a deep expertise within the world of work. Operating at Board level with full P&L responsibility, I have supported thousands of individuals into employment through starting and building successful multi-disciplinary training and recruitment businesses.

  • 21/01/2022
Woman Makes Heartfelt Gesture To Tutor Who Helped Her Get A Job

An employability tutor from national training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), received a heartfelt gesture from a woman that she supported into her first ever job after completing her studies. Jayne Perkins, Childcare and Early Years Educator Tutor at LCG, supported her learner through two courses, gave her a reference for a job and supported her with the application and interview process. The 40 year old woman wanted to study with LCG to improve her English and be able to support her three children with their school homework.

  • 19/01/2022
Learning Curve Group Ripley Academy Rated Good By Ofsted

LCG are pleased to retain their GOOD Ofsted rating at their Ripley Academy with the main areas for success being how young people, including those who are often disillusioned with education, benefit from a highly inclusive approach from staff. They ensure that learners receive good support and due to small class sizes learners are more engaged. LCG were also praised for their clear strategy to support learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their close links with employers in the health and care industry to develop well-designed distance learning courses for adults.

  • 31/12/2021
CEO Of National Training Provider, Brenda McLeish, Is Awarded OBE In New Year Honours List

Chief Executive Officer of Learning Curve Group, Brenda McLeish, is awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for her services to further education. With over 20 years’ of experience within the education sector, Brenda goes above and beyond to promote positive change for the industry.

  • 21/12/2021
Learning Curve Group Support Their Local Community With Huge Christmas Donation To Durham Food Bank

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), make huge donation of over 500 items to food banks across the country this Christmas. LCG employees came together to set up a Reverse Advent Calendar to get into the festive spirit and give back to their local communities.

  • 17/12/2021
Learning Curve Group Welcome Lord Agnew To Their Darlington Business Academy To Discuss Levelling Up With Digital Skills

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), hosted a roundtable discussion with Lord Agnew and the Cabinet Office, local business leaders and education providers to discuss the levelling up strategy with digital skills. LCG welcomed the speakers to their brand new Business Academy in Darlington, which opened its doors to learners in September.

  • 01/12/2021
Learning Curve Group Develop Report On How To Tackle Skills Shortages In The North

National independent training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), release A Skills Future for the North, a report to explore the current further education landscape and establish what needs to change to ensure the UK’s skills sector is fit for the future.

  • 24/11/2021
Learning Curve Group’s Barn Dance Raises Over £13,000 For Local Charities

Learning Curve Group held their annual charity ball at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield on Friday the 19th of November. The national training provider, with its headquarters in Spennymoor, created a Charitable Foundation in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation to be able to give funds to multiple charity organisations across the North East.

  • 03/11/2021
National Training Provider Continues Impressive Growth With Acquisition Of MPCT

National training provider Learning Curve Group (LCG) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Cardiff-based Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT), in a move which will complement its existing academy provision.

  • 06/10/2021
Learning Curve Group Celebrate Nominations For The Apprenticeship Awards 2021

As a training provider, apprentices are in the LCG's DNA. The business's clear vision in everything they do is to transform lives through learning. The award winning training provider impacts over 200,000 learners a year and their own apprentices are no different.

  • 05/10/2021
Levy Transfer - What It Could Mean For Your Business

Transferring levy funds to organisations who want to use it, not only benefits an individual's training and development but it can also cement strategic partnerships between businesses. This promotes good relationships amongst organisations which may open up business opportunities.

  • 01/10/2021
Successful Evening At The BAME Apprenticeship Awards

Finalists of The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021 gathered in anticipation last night as the winners were announced. Learning Curve Group (LCG), one of the country’s largest training providers were delighted to bring home the gong for Training Provider of the Year at the awards which aim to showcase the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic communities (BAME) and inspires BAME apprentices to reach their full potential.

  • 25/09/2021
The Benefits of Online Learning
  • 13/09/2021
Learning Curve Group Celebrate Continued Growth

At the Staff Conference, CEO Brenda McLeish announced some exciting news to their employees as the company plans to increase its staff numbers to over 1,500 by 2025, creating almost 1,000 new jobs across the country. They also will be opening a new skills based academy every year across different regional areas to reach more learners and transform more lives.

  • 25/08/2021
Learning Curve Group Open The Doors Of Their New Business Academy In The Heart Of Darlington

The new academy aims to close the business and digital skills gaps that many employers across the region have experienced, by giving learners the skills, qualifications and digital awareness to succeed in the modern-day workplace.

  • 17/08/2021
Learning Curve Group Launch The Third Cohort Of Their Purple People Academy Giving Young People The Opportunity To Start A New Career

As one of the region's largest employers, the training provider recognises their responsibility to give opportunities to young people in the local area. LCG have always had a ‘practice what you preach’ approach as a training provider and whilst they transform the lives of over one million people across the country, their employees are no different.

  • 10/08/2021
LCG Support Local Driver In This Years Mini Challenge Trophy!

North East based training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are supporting local racing driver, Dominic Wheatley, in this year's Mini Challenge Trophy. Over the years the MINI Challenge has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, and benefits from being the only Championship to enjoy the support of MINI UK.

  • 05/08/2021
LCG Add To Their List As They Are Announced As Finalists For The North East

County Durham based training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are announced as finalists for the Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside Company of the Year at the North East Business Awards 2021.

  • 23/07/2021
LCG Support First Learners To Achieve Their First Level 3 Qualification Through The National Skills Fund

Learning Curve Group (LCG) have successfully guided their first cohort of learners through the new level 3 health and social care qualifications funded by the Government’s National Skills Fund. LCG have secured funding from the Government to deliver five level 3 health and social care courses to learners which are, Dementia Care, End of Life Care, Understanding Autism, Understanding Mental Health and Care and Management of Diabetes.

  • 21/07/2021
LCG To Open New Business Academy In Darlington To Train the Workforce Of The Future and Create Jobs

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are set to open the doors to their brand new Business Academy in Darlington.

  • 20/07/2021
Facebook Followers Control The Fate Of LCG Staff As They Celebrate The Euros Final

Just like most people across the country, the dedicated staff at Learning Curve Group (LCG) are full of celebrations after England get through to their first ever Euros Final. The national training provider based in Spennymoor, County Durham, took the decision to give their employees a late start of 10am on Monday after the final. However, they didn’t want to stop there!

  • 19/07/2021
Providing Life Changing Opportunities For Unemployed

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), have successfully secured funding to play a key role in a high profile Government initiative to deliver Skills Bootcamps in Construction, Digital and Rail Engineering across eight of the nine DWP regions as part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs campaign.

  • 13/07/2021
Learning Curve Group Promote LGBTQ+ Inclusion To Their Staff Whilst Celebrating Pride Month

Pride month is the annual celebration and promotion of the equality of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place world wide throughout the month of June. National training and education provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), celebrated Pride month by raising awareness amongst their colleagues and the wider community of LGBTQ+ history and issues.

  • 02/07/2021
PCB Care Embrace Government’s Kickstart Scheme With Amazing Results, Supported By Learning Curve Group

The Kickstart scheme was introduced by the Government in September 2021 we have seen businesses across the country use the scheme as an opportunity to bring new talent into their workforce. After seeing the positive impact that their new staff members were having on their workforce, PCB Care introduced a new initiative of appointing one of their Kickstart colleagues, Navreen Gill, as Internal Kickstart Ambassador. As they have plans to introduce more Kickstart staff into their business they want to have someone internal to offer support and guidance around the scheme, and realised there would be no one better to give advice to Kickstarters than someone who has experienced the scheme themselves.

  • 18/06/2021
Minister For Defence People and Veterans Visits Learning Curve Group Construction Academy In Middlesbrough

The Minister for Defence People and Veterans visited Learning Curve Group Construction Academy in Middlesbrough after hearing about the fantastic work that Learning Curve Group (LCG) are doing with the Building Heroes Charity. LCG partnered with Building Heroes in January 2020 to provide fully funded training to members of the armed forces and military veterans.

  • 08/06/2021
Learning Curve Group Rewarded For Dedication To Inclusion, Equality and Diversity By BAME Apprenticeship Awards

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Finalists have been released and Learning Curve Group has been shortlisted for the Learning Provider of the Year Award. The BAME Apprenticeship Awards showcases the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic communities (BAME) and inspires BAME apprentices to reach their full potential.

  • 25/05/2021
Learning Curve Group Named As One Of The Best Companies To Work For In The North East

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are announced as a Best Companies Top Employer in the North East and in the Education and Training Sector. The lists, compiled by Best Companies, is calculated through employee feedback that covers everything from management and leadership, to job satisfaction and work-life balance.

  • 14/05/2021
We Are Proud Of Our Reservists

Following this week’s publication of the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Review 2030, outlining the recommendations for re-defining the reserve’s relationship with society and recognising the need to co-operate and share expertise with industry and education, we wanted to celebrate the veterans and reservists we have at LCG. We can attest to the positive impact strong relationships with the MoD brings and we would like to applaud our fantastic reservists across the business and our veterans at the LCG Uniformed Services Academies.

  • 11/05/2021
LCG Join Forces With Hartlepool United Football Club To Tackle Mental Health Issues In Sport

Mental Health is a worldwide issue and the football community is no exception. One in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Mental Health is relevant to everyone in sport, even at the elite level.

  • 22/03/2021
Learning Curve Group Launch Cyber Security Course To Help Tackle The Digital Skills Gap

Learning Curve Group Launch Cyber Security Course to help tackle the digital skills gap.

  • 19/03/2021
Learning Curve Group’s Ambitious Growth Plans Lead To The Recruitment Of New Director Of Corporate Operations - Mushall Khan

Mushall is a great addition to our executive team with 25 years’ experience of working to benefit young people’s lives and we are looking forward to the positive impact she is going to have as we continue to provide the best quality education and training to our learners.

  • 01/03/2021
Learning Curve Group Continues Plans For Growth With Acquisition Of Antrec Limited

Training and education specialists, Learning Curve Group (LCG), have completed the acquisition of Antrec Limited, solidifying their position as one of the UK’s largest training providers; supporting over 160,000 learners each year.

  • 05/02/2021
We've Transformed One Million Lives Through Learning

We have reached their huge milestone of supporting over one million people to gain a qualification, a mission they set in 2015 and achieved despite having to close their doors and switch to online learning because of the pandemic.

  • 26/01/2021
Read About Our Apprenticeships

Don't just take our word about our apprenticeship, our employers will tell you more!

  • 08/01/2021
Supporting Young People Into Roles Through Kickstart

The Kickstart Scheme has given me the chance to gain some valuable work experience in marketing, and has really given me the confidence boost that I needed to progress into the world of work.

  • 07/12/2020
First Kickstart Employees For County Durham Organisation Have Joined The Ranks

Not only are LCG utilising this scheme themselves, they are also an approved gateway organisation for businesses that don’t meet the government criteria of 30 positions per application.

  • 04/12/2020
100% Approval Rate For Learning Curve Group Kickstart Scheme Applications

As an approved gateway organisation, we give business’s applications the best chance of success with a comprehensive service and a 100% approval rate to date.

  • 27/11/2020
We Are Pleased To Share The Hard Work Of LHAA Staff Following Ofsted Visit

Dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) are pleased to share the hard work of staff following an interim Ofsted visit.

  • 13/11/2020
County Durham Training Provider Of Online Learning In Lockdown Are Delighted To Share The Hard Work Of Staff Following Ofsted Visit

We are proud after an interim Ofsted visit in October where they were able to showcase their response to Covid-19 and lockdown to Her Majesty’s Inspectors.

  • 11/11/2020
Paying Our Respects

Learning Curve Group’s Wakefield Military Academy paid their respects to lost and local veterans in laying their poppy wreath at local residential care home, Walton Manor.

  • 03/11/2020
Funds Awarded From Our Own Charity

Learning Curve Group, based in Spennymoor, have raised over £60,000 in the past five years through the fundraising efforts of their staff and clients.

  • 23/10/2020
Top 30 In The Top 100

Learning Curve Group (LCG) is proud to be named in the top 30 of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in England, having demonstrated the benefits of applying the apprenticeship levy to support business growth.

  • 02/10/2020
Post Covid Skills Shake Up ToolKit

The DfE’s Skills Toolkit has seen an expansion to more than 70 courses in digital, numeracy and employability courses; with national education and training experts, Learning Curve Group, supporting the delivery of key employability programmes.

  • 21/09/2020
Continuing Growth With Acquisition Of Acorn Training

Today we have completed the acquisition of Acorn Training Consultants Ltd (Acorn) from Babington, solidifying their position as one of the UK’s largest training providers. Training and education specialists, Learning Curve Group (LCG), have completed the acquisition of Acorn Training Consultants Ltd (Acorn) from Babington, solidifying their position as one of the UK’s largest training providers.

  • 15/09/2020
New Chairman Announced For Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group, one of the UK’s largest and most diverse training providers, has announced that former QA CEO, William Macpherson, is to become Chair with immediate effect.

  • 08/09/2020
Our Apprenticeship Programmes Have Had A Bit Of A Re-Vamp To Support Businesses Recover From Coronavirus

Our apprenticeship programmes have had a bit of a re-vamp to support businesses recover from Coronavirus. As restrictions on social interactions are set to be in place for an unknown period of time, face-to-face learning has been halted, and learning has found a new home online

  • 27/08/2020
We've Reached A New Age Of Apprenticeships

Many still see apprentices as school leavers who are just beginning to embark on their career journey, but this isn’t always the case. They’re also not just for new staff; existing staff can enrol onto an apprenticeship programme, which is great for business that have identified skills gaps.

  • 27/08/2020
Construction Academy Welcomes Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen Following Coronavirus Shutdown

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, called on Learning Curve Group’s Construction Academy in Middlesbrough as they begin to welcome learners back into practical classes.

  • 05/08/2020
What I’ve Learned About Redundancies Throughout My HR Career

Redundancies are never easy decisions for business to make, but sometimes they can be the difference between a business surviving or not.

  • 23/07/2020
Full Steam Ahead For A #SummerOfSkills

There really is no better time to make sure the skills in your business work for your business and with over 40 fully funded qualifications to choose from there is support available for all sectors. #SummerofSkills

  • 08/07/2020
What The 'Plan For Jobs' Means For Employers, Training and Skills

In Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer statement, he outlined the government’s new campaign, a ‘plan for jobs’. The announcement on July 8, dubbed a ‘mini budget’, included a range of new schemes which aim to support employers and individuals recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and get the economy back up and running. His statement included a range of incentives to support people into employment, as well as supporting employers with narrowing skills gaps within their organisation by employing apprentices and trainees.

  • 14/05/2020
Online Apprenticeships With Learning Curve Group

Apprenticeship programmes are a great way to upskill existing staff and narrow skills gaps within your organisation. They allow employees to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with a more traditional style of learning; they’ve been around for years, but they’ve had a bit of a revamp recently as the apprenticeship levy was introduced.

  • 04/05/2020
Huge Demand For Health and Social Care Training From Public As 400,000 Volunteer To Support The COVID-19 Fight

There has been a spike in demand from individuals looking to complete online training in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The demand comes as 400,000 people have signed up to become an NHS volunteer to support our health service in facing one of the biggest challenges of the century.

  • 29/04/2020
Embracing A New World Of Remote Teaching and Learning

Remote working has quickly become the new normal and for us, we’ve brought our learners on the journey with us and moved as much of our teaching and learning online, too. Our apprenticeship employers have positively engaged with the flexibility that learning remotely brings and continue to book their staff in for inductions from home and are confident in our abilities and quick implementation.

  • 23/04/2020
Learning Curve Group Step Up During Covid-19

Training provider Learning Curve Group (LCG), have donated 29 digital tablets and valuable PPE to South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support staff and patients during to the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • 22/04/2020
Surge In Online Health And Social Care Training After Training Provider Encourages People Across The Tees Valley To Study Online Throughout Lockdown

Education and training experts Learning Curve Group have launched a drive to support people across the Tees Valley who are in isolation to gain qualifications by studying online.

  • 20/04/2020

Navigating teaching and learning in lockdown - How we are ensuring quality leads the way in an online world.

  • 15/04/2020
Kieron And His Apprenticeship Experience

The best thing about my apprenticeship is being able to work in a supporting environment - if I ever have any queries or need help doing my work there is always somebody available to support me.

  • 13/04/2020
Learning Curve Group Prepare For Significant Growth

We are delighted to announce that funds advised by Agilitas Private Equity (“Agilitas”) will be backing LCG’s management and support the business with its significant growth plans going forward.

  • 11/04/2020
Fostering Talent For 150 Years

Newcastle Building Society is the biggest building society in the North East and has joined forces with Learning Curve Group to showcase the efforts they have made to debunk the myths associated with apprenticeships and demonstrate the positive impact apprentices of any age can have on an organisation.

  • 10/04/2020
London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Acquired By Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group (LCG) are delighted to announce the acquisition of London based hair and beauty training provider the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) and their subsidiary, London Beauty Training Academy (LBTA).

  • 07/04/2020
Major College Group Supports Remote Learning Campaign

National training provider, Learning Curve Group, recently launched their #EducateWhilstYouIsolate campaign and have been inundated with over 13,000 requests in just 13 days.

  • 03/04/2020
Training Helps Improves Efficiency For The County

County Durham based Learning Curve Group has been commissioned by Durham County Council to deliver training to staff working in a variety of service areas.

  • 02/04/2020
Apprenticeships At No Cost For The Midlands

SMEs in the Midlands are eligible for apprenticeships at no cost! Find out if your business qualifies.

  • 01/04/2020
Apprenticeships Are For All

Long gone are the days where Apprenticeships were the only training option for young people to land their first job within the trades industries. We take a look how apprenticeships are now for everyone.

  • 23/03/2020
Learning Curve Group Charity Foundation Responds To Covid-19 By Donating To Emergency Fund

People are at the centre of everything we do, so we’ve made an important decision to change the pillars upon which our fund was established with the aim of supporting those who are in need of funds more than ever.

  • 05/03/2020
County Durham Power Women Descend On Number 10

Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, and Learning Curve Group CEO, Brenda McLeish, were invited to Number 10 today to represent the County Durham, Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for and celebrate the wonderful women of the United Kingdom.

  • 25/02/2020
Guide To Supporting Smaller Employers With Apprenticeships

It was announced in August 2018 that those smaller employers – who do not pay the apprenticeship levy would move to the new apprenticeship model. The journey began in January 2020 and employers can now manage some apprenticeships via the apprenticeship service.

  • 23/02/2020
Learning Curve Group Announced As Sunday Times Top 100 Employer For Second Year

We are delighted to be placed in the Best Companies to Work for Top 100 list for the second year running. Our employee count has grown significantly since last year, and given that it’s the staff who submit feedback for this award, it is incredible that even with significant growth we continue to be an amazing place to work.

  • 23/02/2020
Celebration Of The Perfect Partnership

The next course will run at Learning Curve Group Construction Academy on Skippers Lane industrial estate in Middlesbrough for five days per week over a five-week period and the next cohort starts 2 March 2020.

  • 17/02/2020
Let’s See What Amy Shipley Has To Say About Her Apprenticeship

I was already familiar with Learning Curve Group and since living close to the head office I thought it would be a good option for me

  • 16/02/2020
Apprenticeships Encourage Employees At Winns Group

Providing training for their employees not only supports succession planning, but also assists with making their employees feel more motivated, committed to the company and supportive of the group’s objectives.

  • 06/02/2020
Raising Awareness Of Children's Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week takes place on 3-9 February 2020 - Jayne Carlisle, tutor has produced some articles aimed at raising awareness of the impact of mental ill-health on development and life chances.

  • 29/01/2020
Grant Support Available For Tees Valley Area

Tees Valley Combined Authority are continuing to support apprenticeships in Tees Valley and will be offering a new Grant for Apprenticeship starts from 1st February 2020.

  • 27/01/2020
Meet Danielle McCormick, An Apprentice Within Our Purple People Academy

I currently work as a MIS Apprentice within the Audit and Certification department at Learning Curve Group. My daily role includes ensuring that the learners’ work is prepped and ready to be audited to allow the students to receive their certificates for the course which they have successfully completed.

  • 14/01/2020
Hartlepool Beauty Academy Reopens After Heart-Breaking Fire

The LCG Beauty Academy opened at the beginning of 2019 in the Gemini Centre, Villers Street. The unit, near Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, had been left vacant for some time before LCG took on the lease and transformed it into a beautiful hub for the people of Hartlepool to come and develop new skills.

  • 03/01/2020
Building Heroes To Provide Fully Funded Training To Members Of The Armed Forces and Military Veterans

Learning Curve Group Construction Academy in Middlesbrough has partnered with charity Building Heroes to provide fully funded training to members of the armed forces and military veterans.

  • 01/01/2020
Reversing Advent To Support Spennymoor Foodbank

We’re really grateful for the support of our staff, at a time of year where they are not only thinking about their own families, they’re also thinking about those most in need and we’re really thankful for their donations.

  • 16/12/2019
Learning Curve Group Saves Hartlepool Workers From Redundancy As Total Training Closes Before Christmas

Learning Curve Group have stepped in to take on the lease of the Hartlepool office and keep all provision active and jobs secure, ensuring it is business as usual for employers, learners and staff.

  • 28/11/2019
North East Training Provider Learning Curve Group Supports Over 1,000 Learners Through Qualifications In Tees Valley In Just 3 Months

The Tees Valley Women’s Centre is a fantastic venue and has enabled me to turn my life around. I have already completed a number of courses with Learning Curve Group and am looking forward to completing more.

  • 21/11/2019
Learning Curve Group Staff Celebrating Their IIP Gold Award, With Brenda McLeish CEO

We are absolutely delighted to have retained our gold award for Investors in People. We’ve really invested in our workforce over the past few years in line with our company values to develop and empower our staff.

  • 14/11/2019
CEO Of Training Provider Scoops North East Business Executive Of The Year For Sunderland, Durham and South Tyneside

The awards celebrate inspirational business leaders from across the region, promoting the best in business from across the North East. McLeish joined Learning Curve Group over 10 years ago, at a time when the business had just 40 members of staff and a turnover of £1m per year.

  • 11/11/2019
Unique Piece Of Durham History Stands Proud At Our Head Office

At the 2018 North East England Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner an auction was held to win the 150-year-old stone which had formerly been in place at the top of the Cathedral’s Central Tower before it was removed and replaced.

  • 15/10/2019
Helen Goodman MP Visits Leading Training Organisation Learning Curve Group

The local MP had a tour of the head office which opened earlier this year and has recently seen an extension into a third building due to rapid growth.

  • 11/10/2019
ESF Delivery Partner Opportunities With Learning Curve Group

We are currently pursuing opportunities as a lead provider and are looking for delivery partners to work with us collaboratively to achieve ESF projects.

  • 02/10/2019
Impact Of Brexit - Investment In Your People Will Be More Important Than Ever

Constant headlines on Brexit have been having an impact on businesses and they are creating unavoidable niggles at the back of people’s minds as they are faced with rise and fall of exchange rates, food shortage warnings and changing costs – however, there’s been no better time to invest in skills and development.

  • 02/10/2019
Lumiere Is The UK’s Largest Light Festival And Has Been Transforming Cities Across The UK Since 2009

The first Lumiere light festival took place in Durham in 2009. Originally planned as a one-off, with the support of Durham County Council and other sponsors, producers Artichoke have brought the event back to the North East every other year since then.

  • 02/09/2019
The Changing Market Of Apprenticeships

The world of apprenticeships has seen dramatic changes in recent years - the impacts of which have been felt by employers, learners and training providers.

  • 05/08/2019
Learning Curve Group, Open Football Academy To Encourage Young Adults To Engage In Education And Training Over The Summer

The programme aims to give learners the foundations to explore topics such as health and nutrition, personal exercise, strength and conditioning, as well as studying mental health awareness, first aid and the ‘Red Card to Racism’ initiative.

  • 01/08/2019
Learning Curve Group Expands Into 3rd Building At Durhamgate’s Dunelm Rise In Just 6 Months

We’ve been in our amazing new HQ for just 6 months and have already outgrown it. We have an extremely friendly, collaborative and loyal workforce and bringing them together has been a main priority for us to enhance these values even more and continue to support our growth and business aims for 2019 and beyond.

  • 25/07/2019
Impact Of Brexit On Skills

Navigate Brexit uncertainties with expert insights - Learn about its impact on businesses and workforce development

  • 28/06/2019
Don’t Let Your Contributions Go Back To The Treasury

Introduced over two years ago, the apprenticeship levy has transformed the ways that businesses think about their training and development opportunities.

  • 28/06/2019
What Is End-Point Assessment?

End-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest changes from the apprenticeship reforms. All learners now have to complete an end-point assessment in order to complete their course, rather than being continually assessed throughout.

  • 28/06/2019
Narrowing Skills Shortages With The Apprenticeship Levy

Skills gaps are on the increase; with an ageing workforce, the uncertainty of Brexit, and the lowest unemployment rates since the 70’s, finding staff with the right skills to fill vacancies is becoming an increasing struggle.

  • 24/05/2019
County Durham Training Provider Launch Charity Foundation

A County Durham training provider has launched their own charity foundation to help transform lives across the region. Learning Curve Group, based in Spennymoor, have raised over £50,000 in the past four years through the fundraising efforts of their staff and clients.

  • 24/05/2019
LCG Announce Charity Ball To Raise Money For New Charitable Foundation

It’s time to celebrate, because the war is over! We’re delighted to announce that the theme of this year’s annual Charity Ball is VE Day.

  • 10/04/2019
Gym Giant, Xercise4Less, Find A Personal Best In Partnership With Training Provider Of Choice, Learning Curve Group

We have announced a new partnership with gym chain Xercise4Less - offering 4 exceptional level 3 qualifications to develop the next generation of fitness professionals.

  • 22/03/2019
Education and Training Partnership Will Provide Employers With ‘One-Stop Shop’

Learning Curve Group is partnering with local university to provide businesses with access to a broad portfolio of qualifications to meet business needs.

  • 21/03/2019
The Eve Of Brexit: Insight From Liam Halligan On Future Proofing Your Business

With an uncertain future surrounding Brexit and the UK’s position within the European Union, a major concern for employers across the UK is the impact leaving the EU is going to have on their organisation.

  • 26/02/2019
Alexandra-Jane James-Duncan - Traineeship Success Story

Alexandra-Jane James-Duncan, or AJ for short has recently completed her traineeship with us. AJ started the course on the 26th November 2018.

  • 26/02/2019
Adam Errington - Traineeship Success Story

Adam attended our pre screens after he decided that the agricultural college didn’t offer quite as much practical work as he desired. He will also admit that it didn’t offer up the opportunity to drive a tractor that Adam had dreamed of as a child!

  • 20/02/2019
LCG First To Launch Brand-New NCFE Qualification, Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment

We are proud to announce the launch of a brand-new qualification, Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment. The new qualification is offered fully funded, and will enhance staff training on effective communication and reducing workplace conflict.

  • 08/02/2019
Georgina Lost Seven Stone and Gained A New Career As A Personal Trainer After Completing Course With Learning Curve Group

Georgina is now a personal trainer, motivating others to achieve their goals and get fit and healthy. She studied her personal training qualification with Learning Curve Group.

  • 08/01/2019
Data Protection: Tips To Stay Secure Online

Since the introduction of GDPR last year, it’s more important than ever that all businesses, big or small, are taking steps to keep their online activity safe and secure and prevent data breaches.

  • 05/12/2018
CEO Of Learning Curve Group, Brenda McLeish, Appointed To Board At Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

Brenda McLeish has joined two other top businesswomen from the region in adding their voices to a group that helps drive economic transformation across the region.

  • 21/11/2018
Graduation Success For Learning Curve Skill Centre Tutors

Two members of staff from the Learning Curve Group Construction Academy graduated last week with their Cert. Ed degree at Middlesbrough Town Hall, after completing their qualification with Middlesbrough College, in partnership with Teesside University.

  • 19/11/2018
LCG Is First To Launch NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Having launched the certificate in collaboration with NCFE, we are the only training provider to offer this qualification, which will enhance data protection and security training for anyone who handles data as part of their work.

  • 30/10/2018
Update On Apprenticeship Funding Guidance and Rules

The recently published versions of the ESFA’s apprenticeship funding guidance and rules for 2018 to 2019 contain some changes to apprenticeship policy, as well as several rule changes, new evidence requirements and lots of clarifications.

  • 24/10/2018
Learning Curve Group Aims To Raise Thousands For Zoe’s Place At Annual Charity Ball

We’re hoping that, with the generosity of both guests and sponsors, the ball will raise lots of vital funds for Zoe’s Place, so they can continue to change lives and make a difference to children in the North East.

  • 17/10/2018
Learning Curve Group Continues To Grow With Acquisition Of Profound Group

Learning Curve Group has further strengthened its education and training provision to employers and individuals with the acquisition of Profound Group. The acquisition makes Learning Curve Group one of the largest national training providers in the UK.

  • 25/09/2018
Welcome To The Brand New Identity Of Learning Curve Group!

We have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to bring a fresh, new approach to how we present what we can do, to you. We have stripped our website down to its bare bones and built it back up again with vital, worthwhile information that is easy to find and understand.

  • 05/09/2018
Learning Curve Group Scoops Award For 3rd Year Running

Learning Curve Group (LCG) have scooped the Skills Provider of the Year award at the prestigious Education Investor Awards 2018, collecting their 4th title in 3 years. Held at the iconic Park Lane Hilton in London, LCG impressed the judges with our ‘7,000 successful apprenticeships and the achievement of over 61,000 flexible learning qualifications.’

  • 07/08/2018
Volunteers Rescue Water-Damaged Charity Stock Store Building After Roof Lead Theft At Zoë’s Place

Learning Curve Group tutors and learners came to the rescue of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice to rescue a water-damaged storage building, caused by the theft of lead from the roof.

  • 06/07/2018
Learners Test Their Skills On £4m Spennymoor Construction Project

North East learners are putting their skills to the test with the construction of a new head office in Durham, as part of a £1m investment by Learning Curve Group (LCG).

  • 23/05/2018
Purple People Academy To Create 25 New Apprenticeships At Learning Curve Group

Building on its existing training and development programmes for its workforce of more than 300, the County Durham-based education and training provider has launched the new academy to help develop focused career paths for its staff.

  • 23/05/2018
Learning Curve Group Awarded Outstanding Contribution To Apprenticeships At National Awards Ceremony

The North East-based company, which specialises in education and training for further education providers and employers, won the prestigious title at the 2018 Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) Awards for its ‘all-encompassing’ support for the roll-out of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017.

  • 25/04/2018
High-Profile Event Discusses The Future Of UK Post-Brexit

Hosted by Deputy Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Graham Robb, the event was held for business leaders of organisations of more than 150 employees at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead.

  • 20/12/2017
Learning Curve Group Retains Education Business Of The Year Award

The awards presentation, hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon – a leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator, political author and vice-chancellor of The University of Buckingham – was held at London’s Hilton Park Lane, in a glittering affair with over 150 businesses in attendance.

  • 27/09/2017
Learning Curve Group Raise Thousands For Charity At Vegas-Themed Ball

Heart FM DJ, Justin Lockwood, hosted the charity ball at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield on Friday 15 September. Over 160 guests enjoyed fabulous entertainment from glamorous dance group Encore, saxophone player Daniel Johnson, rising singing star Abi Garrido and live band Audio Cover.