Education & Training


Skills for Life

Children's Essential Services

What We Do

ETEC provide quality training primarily in the construction and administration vocational areas but we can also deliver bespoke training in other areas when requested. We are also commended on our delivery of Maths and English teaching and support.

Jim Nesbitt - Teaching and Learning Manager (External Relations) 

Teaching and Learning

Jim Nesbitt
External Relations



Current courses in construction involve (amongst other things) bricklaying and painting and decorating.

Within administration, courses currently in operation include Advice and Guidance, Business Administration, Customer Service and ITQ.

The range of people taking advantage of our courses include young people 16-19 years old in Foundation Learning, employed 16-19 year olds on the Apprenticeship programme, employed adults on the Adult Apprenticeship programme, employed adults taking stand alone NVQ's within Train to Gain, unemployed adults taking other accredited level 2 qualifications.

We also operate within and for the benefit of the community, projects such as the Children's Essential Services which is a city-wide programme providing advice, support and child safety information as well as facilitating a toy library service for individuals and play groups. Another of our community projects that has recently concluded provided installation and instruction for child safety equipment under contract from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Teaching and Learning Delivery Team (move the mouse over the names to see the photos)


  • Alan Christie
    • David Cook

      Administration, Advice & Guidance, Customer Service, ICT:

      • Gail Steadman
        • John Winter
          • Alan Young

            Skills for Life (Maths and English):

            • Sara Keen
              • Linda Watt
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                ETEC Development Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales. Charity Number 1130616. Registered Office: ETEC House, 90 Coronation Street, Sunderland, SR1 2HE