Education and Skills

Welcome to our new GC Education & Skills website! We have been providing high quality education and skills to individuals and businesses for 30 years, and as an Ofsted Grade 2: Good provider you can be assured the quality of our training and excellent support can help you achieve your future goals.

Returning to the Growth Company

Find out what changes you can expect when you recommence your face-to-face learning with us in order to protect you and your tutors from Covid-19.

Find your course
Are you looking for an alternative to college?
If you are aged 16-18 we understand taking the first steps after school can be challenging. That’s why we have unique programmes and support teams in our centres based in local communities, near to where you live.
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What we offer
If you're looking for an alternative to college or university, where you can earn and learn your way into a job that suits your passion, we can help. For information on how we can help, email


We have a wide-range of apprenticeships on offer - from engineering and manufacturing to IT and digital.


If you're not quite ready for an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship is the ideal stepping stone. It'll get you up-to-speed on the skills employers want to see and give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area you want to work in.

Higher Education

Our courses are delivered part-time and are the perfect option for people who want to balance work and home life with studying.

Adult courses

We offer a range of courses for adults looking to learn a trade, secure a job or work towards a professional qualification.
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Experience is Everything

News & Events

Tameside Training Centre Open Days

Tameside Training Centre, Unit 7a, Richmond Street Kayley Industrial Estate, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0AU
Courses For Your Business
Whether you need to find or train the right people to realise your business goals, address a skills gap or enhance your productivity - we can help.
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