Community First North East (vocational courses)

Offering vocational qualifications in childcare, teaching and learning, health and social care and occupational studies.


  1. Overview
  2. What is on offer
  3. How to apply
  4. Contacts


Community First North East provide a range of vocational courses to study with Maths, English and added non-accredited qualifications.

What is on offer

You will study one vocational course alongside Maths, English and added non-accredited qualifications which will enhance your employability skills in key topics such as budgeting, healthy living, politics and current affairs.

You will also have the opportunity to complete shorter qualifications in areas such as mental health and stress awareness.

Vocational courses:

  • Childcare
  • Teaching and learning
  • Health and social care
  • Occupational studies

You will study at Chichester House in South Shields for 16 hours per week between 9.30am and 3pm. 

You may be eligible for a bursary which will be discussed with you once you apply.

You will also be supported with finding appropriate childcare if needed.

Following your study programme, you could progress into:

  • Higher level qualifications in your vocational area
  • Higher education
  • Employment

How to apply

To find out which course is the best for you, contact Gill Tate using the contact details below. They will organise a time to have a chat with you to find out more about you and your career plans.


Gill Tate

Telephone: 0191 493 6990