The Enterprise Centre

Community & Workplace Skills

The Enterprise Centre provides care and learning through activities both on and off site.
Each member of the group is encouraged to develop practical and vocational skills that are transferable to the community and the workplace.

This includes coffee afternoons, growing vegetables in our allotment, partnerships with The National Trust, Beamish Museum and many more whilst selling items produced in the woodwork shop at events throughout the year. Learners are taught how to make, cook and sell food within the college and the community. They also make food for visitors, parents, carers and staff to enjoy.

All learners are encouraged to engage in entrepreneurial activities to develop confidence and independence to support individual and group success. Additionally, we provide a range of outdoor activities such as, Forest Schools, outdoor and residential activities along with visits to the local facilities which provides a more holistic range of learning and experiential activities. The group is all about life and living skills, the world of work and is focused on lifelong learning. The group takes part in predominately community based activities and various enterprise projects. These include:

  • Working in partnership in a voluntary capacity with organisations such as the National Trust and Beamish Museum
  • Numerous volunteering roles in the local Community
  • Running a successful and regular coffee afternoon in Consett
  • Supporting local schools and other local partners through the delivery of a forest School programme
  • Wood work facilities
  • Support and participation in an Outdoor Education programme