Did you know in 2019, we were Ofsted-rated ‘Good’? This makes us officially the highest rated college in Tyneside! So, rest assured, with so many courses, high quality training facilities and dedicated lecturers who bring the curriculum to life - your child’s future learning needs aren’t just in safe hands, but the best hands. 

We are renowned for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and great campus life as well as making sure our students receive one to one support not just with their studies but with their health and wellbeing.  And that’s why, thousands of people from far and wide – those living locally, across the UK and over 30 countries worldwide – choose to study with us every year!

What’s more:

  • Our world-renowned marine department awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2019.
  • Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ student accommodation
  • National recognition as FE College of the Year, Overall FE Provider of the year (TES Awards)
  • Student Experience of the Year (Educate North Awards)
  • Silver National Pearson’s Teaching Award

Our relationship with our students extends beyond just getting them a qualification. We are dedicated to ensuring that all our learners have access to the highest level of careers guidance.

In line with statutory government legislation, our careers programme is designed to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and is deeply embedded into curriculum. This includes impartial personal guidance from qualified professionals, providing encounters with further and higher education and ensuring that students have a strong understanding of their progression opportunities.


Has your child already applied?

Don’t worry about their exams- their place is sorted! We’ll work with them to get them on the right course for September.


School Liaison Service:

Not sure what’s the right next step for your child? Our dedicated Careers Coach, Sandie, is your go-to person for all things careers, including vocational studies, apprenticeships and progression routes. Sandie can talk you through a range of options to make sure you’re making the right choice for your child.

Find out more about our Careers Coach and get in touch.

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