If you want to get straight in to employment, earn money and learn the practical skills and knowledge, then an apprenticeship could be the next step for your future.


With an apprenticeship you are based in a business four days a week and at college one day per week.  You’ll benefit from being in a real job while studying for a nationally recognised qualification in the sector of your choice.  Put simply, you’ll be work ready fast – and that’s just what employers are looking for.


Many of our lecturers are ex-industry and our curriculum is developed with employers, so not only do we know what the world of work is really like, we also know what employers want.  Our apprenticeships target a wide range of sectors from accounting to motor vehicle.  We also look at sectors where skills gaps exist or where jobs are being created, meaning real opportunities exist to advance your career from day one. We offer three levels:


Intermediate – the first level of an apprenticeship

Advanced – the next stage on from intermediate

Higher – also known as a degree apprenticeship


And from where you learn, to how you learn, we support you every step of the way.  Tyne Coast College (of which we are part along with South Shields Marine College, TyneMet and Queen Alex Sixth Form) were recently Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ under the new Ofsted inspection framework – making us the highest rated college in Tyneside!  In addition our Marine School won a Queens Award for FE and HE  - one of just 4 educational institutions across the country to be awarded in 2020. Think big. Think best. Think South Tyneside College.

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