Welcome to Shape Training

Giving advice, support and guidance since 1973.

We offer training and apprenticeships to shape your future by encouraging you to learn independently to support life-long learning. 


Great courses for you



Our courses are well-established and individually planned to meet your needs. Each course offers you the chance to achieve recognised qualifications and gain valuable work experience.

Shape’s close-knit team of specialist staff, work together to give you the opportunity to start a career in any sector. Shape is a small organisation with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Class sizes are kept small so you consistently receive high quality support.

Learning new skills, obtaining qualifications and gaining confidence could help you to reach your career goals.

adult Care

The adult care sector offers many rewarding roles. At Shape Training you will receive high quality training and gain valuable practical experiences in a local care setting.


Gaining a childcare qualification will allow you to work with children and young people. At Shape Training you will receive high quality training and gain practical experiences in local childcare/education settings.

Dental Nursing

The Level 3 qualification is recognised with the General Dental Council (GDC) and is essential requirement for dental nurses. At Shape Training you will receive high quality training and gain practical experience in a local dental practice.

Work Skills

Employability is your first step into a career, it gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience to help you reach your potential. You will have the chance to explore a variety of local employers to learn in a practical way while developing employability skills.

Additional Training

At Shape we have a dedicated, highly qualified team of tutors, who help guide, support and prepare learners for their examinations to enable achievement.
All our qualifications are nationally recognised, they include AQA and City & Guilds.
Group sizes are small allowing for tailored support to meet individual needs. We also offer PATOS testing for learners who may need additional time for exams.

We deliver:

Maths GCSE

Maths Functional Skills at:
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2

English GCSE

English Functional Skills at:
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2

Mentoring is available to all learners of Shape Training with a qualified counsellor. Whether you need someone to talk to in order to get through a difficult time or need continued support, you will never have to feel alone, help is always at hand.

Our Learners Safety is our Priority

At Shape Training we take the safety and welfare of our learners very seriously. All staff are trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding. We also have a dedicated Safeguarding Team whose duties include supporting and guiding learners through any issues that may arise. During our induction process learners are made aware of what could be classed as a risk and informed who to talk to if they believe that they or another learners safety or welfare may be at risk.

Safeguarding team at shape training

Lead Safeguarding Officer


Safeguarding Officer


Safeguarding Officer



Hear what they have to say about Us!

"100% would recommend this college to anyone who prefers a smaller setting, A big thank you to Helen for getting me through my childcare and helping me complete my course, thank you to Amanda and Hannah for pushing me through my English, couldn’t of done it without you".
Child Care Student
"Shape is the best thing I have ever done they helped me get the grades and put me on the right track and the teachers are amazing down to earth people I am sad to be leaving I’m going to miss everyone "
Abby Louise
"As an employer. Shape training provide an excellent service always helpful. The girls at shape always give 100%
I would definitely recommend shape training."
Joanne Catchpole
"I have been at shape training for the past 2 years and as well as achieving my Customer Service level 2 today I passed my GCSE Maths thanks to Steve for all his help and support and also to Amanda who has helped me to achieve my Customer Services I would personally like to thank all the teachers for their marvellous work!!"

Our Partners

Working in Partnership with

We provide courses for students from across the North East in Tees Valley and Redcar & Cleveland, including Middlesbrough, Billingham, Castleton, Darlington, Hartlepool, Marske-by-the-Sea, Northallerton, Redcar, Richmond, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Yarm, Ripon, York, Norton, Thornaby, Wynyard, Teesside, Sedgefield, Ingleby Barwick, Middleton St George and surrounding areas.

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