Developing Your Skills is our programme of continuing professional development opportunities supporting the delivery of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). All events are open to anyone who is involved in delivering careers education and guidance.

All events are open to anyone who is involved in delivering careers education and guidance. We aim to offer relevant training and development opportunities but do let us know if you have any particular interests and ideas for future programmes.

Developing Your Skills is not an exhaustive list of the training available. Keep an eye on the Connexions staff intranet and for Stop Press! e-mails for details about additional upcoming events!

Booking your place

Places on our events are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis - so please early booking is advised.

Please e-mail to reserve your place.

Our training events are suitable for local authority staff, Connexions delivery teams, voluntary and community organisations, Training Providers and staff from schools, colleges and academies involved in delivering CEIAG.

  • A full day will be charged at £100
  • A half day or Twilight session will be charged at £50

Site visits and some other external events are offered free of charge, however you will still need to reserve your place in the usual way.

If you are a member of Newcastle or Sunderland’s Connexions delivery teams, all training is free of charge.

Organisations joining the Hub’s Membership Network receive discounts on all charged-for training events.

If you can't attend an event

If you apply for any course or training session and then find that you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Many events are over-subscribed and not taking up your reserved place denies someone else the opportunity to attend.

The following charges will apply regarding cancellations or non-attendance when a place has been reserved:

  • Non attendance - 100% of the agreed fee
  • Cancellation of 7 days or less - 50% of the agreed fee
  • Cancellation of more than 7 days - no charge

Please e-mail or call 0191 466 1511 if you cannot attend.