Centres of Excellence

Read about our state-of-the-art training facilities in Furniture, Catering and Hospitality

Furniture CoVE

Our CoVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) is NLTG’s specialist training facility for the furniture sector and is the only one of its kind in the country. Apprentices are trained by fully qualified staff who have years of experience in the furniture industry and are mostly NLTG ex-apprentices themselves.  Training is available in woodmachining on both traditional and CNC machinery, incorporating sawing, planing, moulding and sanding machines. There is also a facility for training in modern and contemporary upholstery, and polishing and finishing techniques.

Furniture Apprenticeships


Hospitality Facilities at the Old Bakery

Our Hospitality training facilities and ‘NL50 Restaurant’ at our Old Bakery Centre were opened in 2010.  Here we deliver bespoke and nationally recognised qualifications to the Hospitality Industry including courses in Food Safety and Personal Licence Holders. At the centre we also deliver courses to engage and retrain job seekers within the East Lancashire area, working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus to offer Level 1 Hospitality and Level 2 Food Safety courses. Our learners are trained on state of the art hospitality equipment by fully qualified and experienced staff, who strive to extract the highest of standards from our learners. Our NL50 Restaurant also hosts a variety of external events from lunches and dinners to events for a wide variety of organisations.

Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeships

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