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Monday: Closed for Staff Training

Tuesday: 9:30am - 4pm

Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm

Thursday: 9:30am - 4pm

Friday: 1pm - 3:30pm

Friday: 9:30 - 1pm CV Support Drop in

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Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre

BRIC is an unemployed peoples centre that helps people to gain sustainable employment or to make the most of their retirement, and to enjoy a better quality of life. We meet our objectives by providing a wide range of accredited, non-accredited and vocational educational courses, providing all aspects of employability and actively supporting mutual interest groups.

Our Team

With a wide variety of skills on offer at BRIC, our tutors are well prepared to help support you fulfil your learning needs.

Term PDF Downloads

Take a look at our online leaflet for our January term! It has our upcoming courses and some fab stories from 2015.

Our Courses

You can visit us on the Quay-Side and learn some valuable skills, or you can learn online with our brand new online courses!

Our Popular Courses

Services in BRIC

Employment Support

Our employment support offers help to you on a one to one basis, making our advice and guidance unique to you and your journey. With exclusive vacancies, resources, partnerships and forward-thinking solutions, we are truly in a position to offer the best support and signposting so you get the best help around.

Education and Training

We value everyone’s right and ability to learn and gain new skills, which is why we are committed to providing free adult education courses throughout South East Northumberland. Whether you want to learn how to use a computer, understand Universal Credit, learn techniques for dealing with stress or simply increase your confidence ready for that all important interview, we can help.

April - July Term

April is here and we are well underway with the start of our new courses. We have IT for Beginners, Interview Preparation, Getting to Grips with Skype, Creative Card Making, Confidence Building, Assertiveness, Computer Skills for the Office and many more.  To enrol on any of our courses please call us on 01670 353817 today.

Practical Training

BRIC’s coffee bar is open to the public. Come in and have a coffee, a chat, use the computers, fax machine and printing facilities. The opening times are: Tuesdays: 9.30am – 4pm | Wednesdays: 1pm – 4pm | Thursdays: 9.30am – 4pm| Friday: 1pm – 3.30pm

Drop-in Support

BRIC’s coffee bar is open to the public. Come in and have a coffee, a chat and use the computers, fax machine and printing facilities. The times are: Tuesday: 9:30am - 4pm | Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm | Thursday: 9:30am - 4pm | Friday: 1pm - 3:30pm


BRIC supports nine self-run interest groups that meet regularly to share common interests, challenge and discuss each other’s work and enjoy each other’s company. It's a good way to meet new people and the groups are always looking for new members. Please call to find out more information or how to join any of our groups.


Scroll through some of the things people have to say about BRIC and the many services we provide. Feedback is important to us to find out what services are used the most, what support people need and what people’s thoughts are about the service they receive or activity they have done. Information gathered is anonymised and helps to shape the future of services and courses provided by BRIC. It allows us to provide the services that are relevant and needed and keep up to date with the ever-changing needs of our clients.

So far this year

BRIC strives to ensure that centre users get the best support possible to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. With careful consideration, we have tailor made our enrolment process to help determine how best to support people into work, based on their life and work experience, what they're looking to do, their skill levels and more. Our partnerships throughout south east Northumberland have enabled us to secure a fantastic network of support to make sure people can access expert help. Below is a demonstration of how things look so far, and will be updated regularly so keep your eyes peeled!

Courses made available
Testimonials we've received
Support Required
Centre visits so far

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