A new programme to train the next generation of port operations professionals has launched to acclaim at South Shields Marine School.

Apprentices from three Associated British Ports-operated ports (ABP) across the UK have joined the school for two academic terms of instruction through the Port Marine Operations Officer course.


The College will close from 10.45am today (Monday, December 3) and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, December 5 at 8.30am. This is due to a major gas fault. We are working with gas works to rectify the situation.

Please check our website and social platforms for further updates. Please note: our open night on Tuesday, 4 December and after hours clubs for this week have been cancelled. We apologies for any inconvenience.


An up-and-coming but already renowned barber is going to great lengths to take a masterclass at South Tyneside College on Wednesday, December 5.

Hayden Cassidy is traveling from Dublin to display her talents to students and established barbers keen to learn new skills.

Although barbering for less than four years, she has already won a reputation for her trend-setting technique and in vogue styling.


Totalling about 50 tonnes, the new arrival of three high tech diesel engines at South Shields Marine School are to be worth their weight in gold to trainee mariners.

They will allow the hundreds of cadets who study at the world-leading maritime centre every year to experience refreshed levels of training versatility.


Fresh investment in food and drink services has transformed the way students relax between lectures at South Tyneside College.

Around £280,000 has been injected into a facilities upgrade to help learners better refresh body and mind during breaktimes.

It has been used to improve the main Eat canteen and a smaller food and drink hub at the Westoe campus in South Shields.


Two musicians whose talents have lit up some of the biggest names in modern rock and pop, have inspired students through masterclasses at South Tyneside College.


Drummer Steve White’s polished playing powered Paul Weller’s success over 25 years with both The Style Council and his solo albums and tours.

He has also toured with Oasis and Jon Lord, the late keyboardist in rock band Deep Purple.