Who We Are

NCG’s mission is to ‘enable social mobility and economic prosperity through exceptional education’ and we exist to create life-changing opportunities for individuals that strengthen the prosperity of their local communities.

We are committed to creating inclusive communities of excellent learning and teaching which benefit from sharing best practice developed across the seven learning organisations which are NCG.

Together, our colleges and partners are creating the workforce of the future by enabling all people, regardless of their background, to develop the skills that our local communities need to be successful and sustained.

Our colleges: Carlisle College, Kidderminster College, Lewisham College, Newcastle College, Newcastle Sixth Form College, Southwark College and West Lancashire College.


Employing over2,000 staff
across the UK.


Supporting tens of thousands of learners every year.


One of the UK’s leading college groups.

Our Mission

‘Enabling social mobility and economic prosperity through exceptional education.’

Our Values

Our values are not just about what we do, but also about how we do things. Our colleagues, 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.

Our Strategy

NCG is an ambitious organisation with a unique proposition
that straddles the Further and Higher Education sectors,
delivered across a national footprint. Read our Strategy Towards 2030 now.

How We Work With You

NCG is one of the UK’s leading providers of education, training and employability. We have a clear mission to ‘enable social mobility and economic prosperity through exceptional education’ and we do this through the work of our seven colleges.

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.