Rathbone is a British youth charity that specialises in transforming the lives of young people through work based training in the form of apprenticeships and traineeships.

Rathbone is a registered charity which merged with NCG in January 2012. Together both organisations have been working to create life changing opportunities for 14-24 year olds across the UK. Rathbone plays a vital role in creating prospects for thousands of young people at risk of long term social and economic exclusion, by engaging or re-engaging them in learning.

We have a long track record of successfully supporting young people and educate over 5,000 learners in our centres across England, Scotland and Wales each year. We provide programs to improve Maths and English whilst gaining qualifications and valuable work experience. We also offer apprenticeships in a range of employment sectors and run specialist provision for young people aged 14+ who are partially or fully excluded from school.

Our work is inspired by the vision of our founder, Elfrida Rathbone, who believed that everyone could make progress through learning. We believe that every young person has the potential to achieve a positive future and that, given the right opportunities and support, all young people can learn, progress, and succeed in their chosen career. We run a number of street level outreach projects to engage young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Our ambition is to be an outstanding provider of education, employability skills and career development; and an advocate for young people. Our young people are at the heart of the decisions we make and directly inform the way that we work.

Rathbone Training is a holder of the Bronze Fair Train National Quality Standard for work experience and the Matrix Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance.

Safeguarding of the young people and adults we work with is a priority, for more information read our Safeguarding procedure. 

Rathbone Training is a British youth charity that transforms the lives of young people through learning. With centres in England, Scotland, and Wales, we reach over 10,000 people each year.

We provide programs to improve Maths and English whilst gaining qualifications and valuable work experience. We also offer apprenticeships in a range of employment sectors and run specialist provision for young people aged 14+ who are partially or fully excluded from school.

We run a number of street level outreach projects to engage young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Rathbone Training is a holder of the Bronze Fair Train National Quality Standard for work experience and the Matrix Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance.

Safeguarding of the young people and adults we work with is a priority, for more information read our Safeguarding procedure.

Rathbone Training is a British youth charity that transforms the lives of young people through learning. With centres in England, Scotland, and Wales, we reach over 10,000 people each year.

We provide programs to improve Maths and English whilst gaining qualifications and valuable work experience. We also offer apprenticeships in a range of employment sectors and run specialist provision for young people aged 14+ who are partially or fully excluded from school.

We run a number of street level outreach projects to engage young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Rathbone Training is a holder of the Bronze Fair Train National Quality Standard for work experience and the Matrix Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance.

Safeguarding of the young people and adults we work with is a priority, for more information read our Safeguarding procedure.

NCG

Rathbone Training is a division of NCG, one of the UK’s largest national training and colleges groups.

NCG’s purpose is: Unlocking Potential Through Learning. That’s the simple goal at the heart of everything we do, working with government, employers and partners to help thousands of people start or develop a career.

With a nationwide network of colleges and training centres, we work with thousands of learners and businesses every year, regionally and nationally, to help them reach their full potential and build a talented workforce through high quality education and training.

NCG operates two training providers Rathbone Training and Intraining.

NCG also operates five colleges:

  • Kidderminster College
  • Newcastle College
  • Newcastle Sixth Form College
  • West Lancashire College
  • Carlisle College 
  • Lewisham Southwark College

NCG offers a wide range of vocational Further Education and Higher Education courses and training programmes, including apprenticeships, employability and work place learning.

We are the first Further Education institution in the UK ever to be awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), which enables us to develop and award our own Honours and Masters degrees.

For more information please visit the NCG website or click here for our Equality Information

Our Values

As part of NCG we ascribe to three values:

Our values are not just about what we do, but also about how we do things. Our values drive our behaviours and determine how we work with each other.

Our History

The Rathbones were merchant traders with a social conscience. They made their fortune in 18th century Liverpool when the city was an important transatlantic trading centre.

Our founder, Elfrida Rathbone, believed that ‘All children can learn’ and was a pioneering campaigner for children’s rights. She particularly championed the rights of children with learning difficulties to receive an education.

Today we continue her work, helping young people across Britain make positive life choices and improve their lives through work based learning.

OUR MEMBERSHIPS


Rathbone currently hold a membership with UK Youth, a leading national charity, committed to providing access to high quality services in every community, so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.

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