Bigger, Better,

Giving everyone an opportunity

Created from a merger of South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College, Tyne Coast College is dedicated to offering outstanding education to help people succeed both personally and professionally.

Working from key campuses and locations across Tyneside, we offer students an almost unlimited range of vocational and technical qualifications, as well as an outstanding framework of A levels and sports opportunities.

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The mission of Tyne Coast College is to offer outstanding and equal educational opportunities to our learners and communities. Doing this will drive our vision to become a group of world-class educational facilities, dedicated to developing everyone’s potential.


  • We believe in being a strong community presence.
  • We believe every student should achieve their potential.
  • We value professionalism, commitment, and excellence in our staff.
  • We believe the needs of employers should shape our curriculum.
  • We work to make a significant positive impact on the local, regional and national economy.
  • We welcome and include everyone in our community, and value individuality and diversity.
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As well as South Tyneside and Tyne Metropolitan college, Tyne Coast College also includes South Shields Marine School, recognised as one of the world’s leading maritime training centres, and Queen Alexandra, which specialises in A-level provision.

Other specialist support we offer is Career College North East, a pioneering programme for 14 to 16-year-olds to learn Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Science or Marine; TMC Campus, a specialist in Construction crafts; IGNITE Centre for Engineering & Innovation; the Marine and Offshore Safety Training Centre (MOST), a UK-leading offshore training facility; and Creative Studios, which has state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching in Fine Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Media, Photography, and Fashion and Textiles.

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