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Welcome to UCQ

Established in 1994, we are specialists in work-based learning to support people in achieving excellence in their career.

Essential Work Skills

Through strong links with partner organisations and employers, UCQ are able to deliver focussed, vocationally specific essential skills to both employed and unemployed people. 

Our partnership approach ensures consistency and relevance throughout all of our learning programmes.

Degree Apprenticeship

Degree apprenticeship programmes at UCQ are driven by contextualised work-based learning.

By placing the student at the heart of their workplace, they see the results of their learning put into immediate action, embedding new skills and knowledge for a lifetime.

Work-based Learning

UCQ work with a range of employers to provide work-based learning to employees to up-skill and retrain within the workplace.

The aims of each programme ensure employees develop knowledge, skills and behaviours within the workplace to improve on their current practices and provide training for future opportunities. Where required, programmes include non-funded, value added, providing opportunities to gain additional qualifications.

Distance Learning

UCQ offers a range of distance learning courses to meet the needs of those unable to access traditional classroom-based delivery.   Students who enrol on programmes are given the option of studying via paper-based materials or online resources, available through a distance learning e- portfolio system. 

Following Information, Advice and Guidance, a dedicated distance learning tutor is allocated to each student to guide them through their programme, providing curriculum expertise, support, marking and robust feedback on each module.  Successful completion leads to students achieving a Level 2 qualification.

National Provider

As a nationwide provider with centres in Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, we are ideally positioned to be your perfect partner for further education, degree apprenticeships and higher education.

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