About us and background

TQS AwardAccess Training is an award winning training provider, based in Gateshead. We have been delivering training programmes for businesses and individuals across the North East for over 25 years.

We help young people to start and develop careers, adult workers to up-skill and improve their performance and businesses to develop and grow. We deliver a range of training programmes from short courses, NVQs (2-5), apprenticeships to bespoke provision for employers.

Our company mission is

‘to support employers in the north east to develop their people and grow their business’


  • Customer First (for responsiveness to employer customers) 2007 and 2009
  • Training Quality Standard – TQS (for employer responsiveness) 2009
  • Matrix standard (for provision of information, advice and guidance) 2010
  • COVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) status 2003

Occupational areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting and Book keeping
  • Team Leading and Management
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Manufacturing
  • ICT
  • Customer Service
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Installing Security Systems