South Tyneside College was created two years ago from the merger of Tyne Metropolitan College, Queen Alexandra Sixth Form and South Shields Marine School.

We offer a vast range of educational opportunities for those aged 14 to adults - including A levels, vocational programmes, apprenticeships, Higher Education and specialist maritime training. Our portfolio is multi award winning with national accolades and a global outstanding reputation for maritime provision.  As a strong proactive voice in the North East we are passionate about providing a dynamic and diverse curriculum brimming with the essential academic and vocational skills’ training that enables students to progress on to their chosen careers.

We’re shaping the future of education and want you be part of it. Recruiting high-calibre, professional staff with vocational credibility is at the core of our success. We are looking for dynamic and innovative individuals with a passion for achieving excellence through delivering a first class quality service at all times.

Click here to view our current vacancies. 

We are always interested in hearing from professionals with relevant experience looking to join our expanding college. Please register your interest for upcoming vacancies by emailing our HR team on hr@tynecoast.ac.uk



Looking for a career in teaching!

We are proud to be a part of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme, which is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.

The TTF scheme helps to bring experienced industry professionals into Further Education by helping providers to support those skilled professionals with the training that they require to become FE teachers.

 As a new teacher, you will be supported through the programme as follows:  

  • New recruits will initially enrol onto the PCET Course which is delivered in partnership with the University of Sunderland.
  • Intensive support will be provided through a range of mediums such as teaching and work shadowing arrangements (144 hours)
  • Following a period of intensive support, you will also receive a reduced teaching workload until the end of March 2022 (up to 140 hours)

The TTF scheme covers 15 technical routes:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care
  • Business and Administrative
  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Creative and Design
  • Digital
  • Education & Childcare
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health and Science
  • Legal, Finance and Accounting
  • Protective Services
  • Sales, Marketing and Procurement
  • Social Care
  • Transport & Logistic

 Are you eligible for the scheme?

You are required to have worked for a minimum of 2 years in your area of vocation and are, at the time of applying to become an FE teacher, still working in the same industry, or have been within the past 18 months in order to be eligible for the TTF scheme.

You must not already hold a substantive teaching qualification and you must not be currently working in training, assessing or a teaching post.

Check out our current job vacancies.