Who We Are

What makes us one of the leading providers of education, training and employability across the UK?

We have seven colleges, two training providers and around 2,500 staff spread across 61 locations, which also makes us one of the largest not for profit training groups in the UK.

We work with thousands of learners, employers and apprentices each year, collaborating with businesses across the UK to help underpin their journey to success and future growth.


Employing around 2,500 staff
across 61 locations.


Working with 45,000 learners
and 7,800 businesses every year.


One of the UK’s largest not for profit training groups.

Our Purpose

‘To unlock potential through learning’

Our strategy impacts on our people, the quality of our services and how we are structured to meet our purpose of unlocking potential through learning, a purpose which underpins everything we do as an organisation.

Our Values

Our values are not just about what we do, but also about how we do things. Over 2,000 colleagues and 400 customers and learners have worked together to help define our values as an organisation – the values which drive our behaviours and effectively place how we work with each other as our defining characteristic.

Values underpin the culture and beliefs of our organisation and foster a sense of pride in working for NCG. Our values set the standard of how we should behave towards our colleagues and give us the opportunity to make the right decisions based on the values we all share.

Valuing our People
It all starts with our people

Taking Ownership
Being responsible for what we do

Being Open and Honest
The truth builds trust and respect

How We Work With You

NCG is one of the UK’s leading providers of education, training and employability. We have a clear purpose to unlock potential through learning and we do this through the work of our five colleges and two training providers.

Creating and developing partnerships that bridge education and business is a vital area of work for our colleges, while our two training providers work with businesses and individuals to help them unlock their potential through learning.

We offer a wide range of training programmes, from workforce development to supporting job seekers, apprenticeships to work place learning. We work with government, employers and partners to help thousands of people every year start or develop a career.

These collaborations are key to our success in supporting employers who want to invest in their workforce, or industry sectors that have major skills gaps and need specific training and skills to ensure future growth.


We work with you to create solutions that are flexible enough to fit the specific needs of your business.


We work with thousands of businesses every year from FTSE100 companies to community based SMEs.


When you work with us it’s a
collaboration and your input is invaluable.


We work with industry and government to address major skills gaps and train the next generation so your business never has to take its foot off the pedal.


We believe in two way conversation and then letting the quality of our work speak for itself.


We value and invest in our employees so that they remain at the top of their game and provide you with the highest level of customer service possible.

Our National Reach

  • Ashton under Lyne
  • Barry
  • Belfast
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Byker
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Carmarthen
  • Chorley
  • Coventry
  • Cwmbran
  • Deptford
  • Derby
  • Dudley
  • Dumfries
  • Dundee
  • Dunfermline
  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • Gateshead
  • Glasgow
  • Grimsby
  • Hamilton
  • High Heaton
  • Hinckley
  • Kidderminster
  • Kilmarnock
  • Lanark
  • Lewisham
  • Loughborough
  • Neath
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Paisley
  • Perth
  • Port Talbot
  • Rochdale
  • Runcorn
  • Sale
  • Sandwell
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sheffield
  • Skelmersdale
  • Southwark
  • Swansea
  • Trafford
  • Walkden
  • Walker
  • Wallsend
  • Woolsington