Education and training partnership will provide employers with ‘one-stop shop’

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

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

The strategic partnership with Teesside University will allow the training provider to support businesses with even more qualifications.

This means that employers working with both organisations will have easy access to qualifications ranging from Level 1 GCSE qualifications, or equivalent, through to post-graduate degrees. A one-stop shop for all their training needs, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the apprenticeship levy.

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Learning Curve Group work closely with businesses to co-create programmes, and the partnership with the university will allow LCG to offer post-graduate qualifications, which ensure students are learning the necessary skills to make an impact in the workplace.

Based in Spennymoor, County Durham, LCG was founded in 2004 and is a national training, education and recruitment specialist working with around 4,500 employers each year to delivering training and qualifications to more than 100,000 learners every year.

Its services include recruitment, learning resource publishing, fully-funded training, apprenticeships and employability programmes.

This arrangement will provide a natural synergy with the Higher and Degree Apprenticeships portfolio offered by Teesside University, the Higher Apprenticeships recently being graded as ‘Outstanding’ following an Ofsted inspection.

Brenda McLeish, Chief Executive of Learning Curve Group, said: “This new strategic partnership with Teesside University is a template for how Higher Education and training providers can work in synergy to provide employers with a highly-comprehensive level of support.

“As business and industry evolves it is essential that all areas of training and education can collaborate and share opportunities to ensure companies can remain competitive in local, national and international markets by attracting and retaining skilled and talented people.”

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement), said: “We are delighted to be working together with Learning Curve Group. It is an ambitious organisation with an exciting vision, clearly passionate and dedicated to the skills agenda, so our values and priorities are very much aligned.

“This partnership nicely complements the existing Teesside University College partnership with Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton Riverside Colleges, ensuring we are perfectly placed to plug the skills gaps and training needs across all levels of industry.”

Information on training offered by Learning Curve Group is available at

For more information on the portfolio of courses at Teesside University visit

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