Around 40 jobs are being lost in Belfast at a training company.
First4Skills, which has around 600 staff across the UK, has gone into administration and will close its branch in the city.
Administrators Deloitte said branches in Wales will also close.
Parts of the company in Scotland and England have been sold on to new owners.
The firm had premises at the former gasworks site on the Ormeau Road, which employed around 40 staff who carried out vocational training programmes.
Deloitte said most of the business had been sold to a joint venture company, but said “unfortunately, a sale of the Northern Ireland and Welsh apprenticeship business was not achievable, leading to the closure of these businesses”.
Deloitte partner Nick Edwards said: “Although First4Skills had been trading profitably, its cash position was falling.
“Students affected by the closure of the company's Welsh and Northern Ireland apprenticeship programmes are being informed of the closure and we are actively working with the relevant Government bodies to assist with the transfer of the learners to alternative providers.”