About Us

The Education Training Collective (the Etc.) is a leading group of vibrant colleges and training providers offering high quality education and training opportunities for learners, communities, and businesses in Teesside and across the UK. Incorporating Bede Sixth Form College, Innersummit, NETA Training, Redcar & Cleveland College, Stockton Riverside College and The Skills Academy, we provide a full range of courses, training, and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as professional and commercial courses.

We create opportunities for our students, communities, and businesses by raising aspirations, equipping people with the skills they need to get into work and to build rewarding careers, and solving the skills needs of industry and key growth sectors. We are driven by the twin missions of empowering learners from all backgrounds and communities to achieve their full potential, and enabling employers to find and develop the workforce they need to succeed and grow.

Etc. is an abbreviation of et cetera, a Latin expression, meaning “and similar” or, “and so on.” Et cetera is future facing, indicative of progress and what’s coming next.

In recent years, Etc. has made significant investment in improved student facilities, industry standard equipment and services, and benefits from shared resources, best practice and expertise to create greater learning opportunities for students and ensures a cohesive and effective transition across the group.

A recent Ofsted report for the group praised the positive impact it is having on its students and local residents, raising aspirations and delivering the skills needed to achieve their ambitions and help them find work.

During a monitoring visit inspectors found staff are, “passionately committed to ensuring all learners receive the best possible teaching”.

Ofsted also recognised the close partnership work between the college group, local authorities and employers, which is helping to address skills gaps and meet the wider economic needs of the area – a resurgent Teesside.

With a growing reputation, locally, regionally and nationally, for its successful emphasis on collaboration, Etc. actively builds relationships with partner organisations from the private, public and third sectors, with the ability to offer a flexible demand-led and responsive approach.

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