Who are we?

The Quayside School of Higher Education is about excellence.

By ensuring excellence in all that we do, we are able to help you achieve excellence in all that you do.

We specialise in leadership & management and develop people to achieve excellence in leadership, supporting their career potential and helping to enrich their working life and that of the teams they lead and manage.

The School and wider Nimis group deliver in the region of 1,500 accredited qualifcations each year operating in a progressive partnership with selected HE/FE colleges and universities. Delivery spans many sectors including manufacturing, retail, food production, health care, and the service industries. Since 2009 the team has supported apprentices across the North East of England and in London, on intermediate, advanced and higher levels, with apprentice manufacturing operatives through to senior executives.

The School specialises in supporting existing employees at all levels, as well as those that favour a vocational rather than an academic university education. The approach works because there is a tripartite between the School, the individual and the employer, working together to share success and achieve lasting results. Our courses always include a strong focus on experiential learning, and contextualisation of assignments directly related to an individuals job role.

Traditional training courses are taught primarily in the classroom, with little or no time spent gaining practical experience in the workplace. Although this has its place, we believe there is another way. A way that places the learner and the learning at the centre of the programme, improves productivity of the workforce and sees learning put into practice within a real-life, real time situation.

Delivery takes place at one of many well equipped venues or at the employer’s site as it is responsive and tailored to suit both employer and learners. Courses feature tutorials, master- classes and observational assessment as well as group activities and self-study. Candidates are continually supervised and encouraged throughout their entire programme duration, and are never left on their own without continued support until the day they achieve their qualifications.

Getting immediate results from what we learn embeds new skills and knowledge more quickly and means it can stick with us for a lifetime. At the Quayside School we guide our learners on their path not only to learn, but to also grow and excel.

Progression pathways offer lifelong career support to candidates via Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications from Level 2 Team Leading to Level 8 Strategic Management and Leadership with degree and MBA top-up through university partners.

Quayside School of Higher Education is excited to dovetail experienced apprenticeship delivery and provision of management qualifcations to be one of the first to offer the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA).

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

The Quayside School of Higher Education is a trading arm of Nimis Limited, operating in a progressive partnership with selected HE/FE colleges and universities. The Nimis group is proud to have been supporting employers and individuals since 1993.

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Quayside School of Higher Education


Quayside i-4
Albion Row
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 2755015

enquiries at quayside dot school

88 Kingsway
0207 841 2717

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