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Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Award 2023

Our Tycoon Enterprise team were selected by a panel of judges, including Peter Jones OBE, to attend the prestigious Tycoon Awards at Hampton Court Palace! Their journey began back in September 2022, with the aspiration to create a business that would tackle a variety of community issues. After extensive…

Training Excellence Award 2023

It was a fantastic evening at the North Lincolnshire Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. We were the proud recipients of the Training Excellence Award (Sponsored By The Grimsby Institute) The staff at PLUS have done an amazing job in supporting disadvantaged young people with…

A Gordonstoun Experience

Skills Centre PLUS Director, Nigel had the privilege to visit Gordonstoun School in Scotland. While being shown around he shared with Mr Lyall, Head of Development and Alumni at Gordonstoun, how the ethos of school had inspired the establishing of Skills Centre PLUS in 2014. This story was published…

Normanby Hall Wellbeing Garden Grand Opening

Normanby Hall Wellbeing Garden grand opening. Skills Centre PLUS are honoured to have been able to contribute to the development of the wellbeing garden.


We are excited to be able to offer an exciting new project at Normanby Hall. Free to everyone age 16+. Come and join our talented team to earn new skills. CLICK ON 'READ MORE' below to watch our video.

Olympics THIS WAY!

As part of the North Lincs Wellbeing Summer School run by Skills Centre PLUS and in support of the Olympics (and to add a bit of fun for visitors at Normanby Park), staff and students and Skills Centre PLUS have been working hard to make this stunning signpost, showing some of the countries competing…

Thank a Teacher Day

Every year the UK celebrates Thank a Teacher Day, a day dedicated to teachers and considering the impact that they have had in our lives and to thank them for all they have contributed to our country. The day is spearheaded by the Thank a Teacher Campaign which is dedicated to celebrating schools, teachers…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Business at PLUS

Paul and Nigel (Directors of PLUS) were invited to talk to 35 John Leggott College students at a (virtual) employer Q&A session. This was a fantastic Employability Hub event organised by Kimberly Gough.

Quality Bird Table!

Anthony, one of our students, has made a high quality bird table as a Christmas present for one of his family.

Congratulations Sir Nic Dakin!

The staff at Skills Centre PLUS would like to congratulate Sir Nic Dakin on his honour in recognition of his achievements and service.

Postman Pat and Jess Arrive at Normanby Hall!

Postman Pat and his black and white cat Jess have arrived at Normanby Country Park. PLUS students have helped to create the amazing duo for visitors of the park to see... and staff have been inundated with enquires about where Jess and Pat are!

Successful Supported Internship Students

End of term student awards!

An Amazing Apprentice!

One of our students has successfully enrolled onto an apprenticeship!

Positive Report from the ESFA!

On 5th February 2020, we received a visit from the Department for Education, Carol McDermott was the specialist inspector sent from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to review our Post 16 SEND Provision. We are proud of the review and would like to quote you some elements from the report:

New Support Programme!

PLUS have developed a new support programme in light of recent global events. Supporting young people across North Lincolnshire, we began the programme on Wednesday 13th May 2020! Read on to find out more.

£160k Grant Approved!

One step forward for the Normanby Plus Enterprise Centre

Table Tennis for Sports Relief

Creating cardboard table tennis bats!

Bird Boxes

Charity Ball

Christmas Market at Normanby Hall

Mark builds an owl box

Our supported internship Mark has constructed an owl box using plans found on the barn owl trust website.

Plus international project visit school building works

PLUS International project in Bangladesh. Time was taken to visit the site of the £32 million school to see how the building works are progressing. The UK team held talks with the architects and planners on site, discussing a range of options for disabled access and facilities. It is great for PLUS to…

PLUS international visit Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed.

Today we have seen the amazing work done at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed. Spending time with the children seeing how their lives are being changed through dedicated work here has been so moving.This is an incredible place!

PLUS international project

Plus International Project Skills Centre PLUS Directors Nigel and Paul met with the Chairman and President of Best Holdings Limited (owners of Le Meridien Hotel) today in Dhaka. They are in Bangladesh as part of a UK delegation to support and advise on the development of a new £32 million state of the…

SSE support for Skills Centre PLUS

Skills Centre PLUS are delighted with the support from SSE towards the purchase of a minibus. This has enabled PLUS to broaden access to the Normanby PLUS Enterprise Centre. “Having the minibus helps transport young people from the most deprived wards across Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire. We are…

Students learning photography

Skills Centre PLUS Supported Internship students have been learning photography and photo editing as part of their occupational studies at Normanby Hall.

Normanby Hall car show 2019

Skills Centre PLUS was very proud to be able to support Normanby Hall car show 2019. Our students and tutors gave a demonstration on green woodworking showing the general public what our students can achieve while studying at Normanby.

Congratulations Jordan

Skills Centre PLUS would like to congratulate Jordan on completing his IMI motor vehicle apprenticeship framework! All the best for the future!

Anfield visit

Skills Centre PLUS took their support internship students to Liverpool's Anfield stadium as part of an end of year trip.

Royal Navy Visit to The St Lawrence Academy

Royal Navy Visit

Skills Centre PLUS participated in the St Lawrence Academy Royal Navy visit. Students had the opportunity to talk to Lt Jack Longstaff about the role of an aircraft engineering officer. Jack talked of the opportunities within the Royal Navy and the chance to travel. He talked of his time on HMS Ocean…

Apple Awards

Golden Apple Awards 2018

Scunthorpe Telegraph Golden Apple Awards 2018. Award Winners to all staff and students at Skills Centre PLUS. A Superb achievement! An amazing night with 4 finalists and 2 winners!

The CAR-B-Q Project

The CAR-B-Q Project

Skills Centre PLUS students have been selected as finalists in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

The CAR-B-Q Project

Breakfast TV CAR-B-Q

Breakfast TV Steph McGovern reported on the Big Bang Science and Engineering competition at the NEC Birmingham.


Skills Centre PLUS students visited Heta Engineering as part of the National Apprenticeship Week

The year 10 students from the St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe participated in a range of engineering activities during the visit. They also found out about career pathways into engineering.

Skills Centre Plus location maps

Exciting New Developments for PLUS Skills Development Limited

February 2016 will see two new satellite Centres open in London. The centres will initially focus on level 3 Business Management courses. The new centres are located in Whitechapel and Ilford.

Skills Centre Plus location maps

Vacancies - Apprenticeships

We currently have funding for Apprenticeship training.

Skills Centre Plus location maps

Whitechapel site takes shape

PLUS Satellite Centre prepares to open its doors for the first time. Paul has been working with the maintenance team preparing the premises.

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