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Not only is it a scary and exciting time for students, parents and carers want to make sure they’re choosing the right next steps, but rest assured, there’s a reason why thousands of students choose South Tyneside College. 

We offer a range of full-time, part-time, apprenticeships and T Levels with high-quality training facilities, dedicated lecturers who bring the curriculum to life, a welcoming atmosphere, and great campus life. All with one-to-one study and well-being support every step of the way. We also ensure all our learners have access to the highest level of careers guidance.

This includes impartial personal guidance from qualified professionals, providing encounters with further and higher education and ensuring students have a strong understanding of their progression opportunities.

Our careers programme is reviewed termly and assessed against the Gatsby Benchmarks. Careers is also evaluated through the college Self-Assessment Report Process (SAR). Feedback from stakeholders including students, parents, employers and staff supports the review of the programme.

Rest assured, your child’s future learning needs won’t just be in safe hands, but the best hands.

Careers Lead:     Lindsey Grainger, Careers Manager

Careers Governor: George Clarke, Deputy Chair

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How students apply online

1. Find your course

Click ‘Apply’ on the course page you’re interested in.

2. Your application

Our Admissions team will text you to confirm they have received your application. Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course tutor.

3. You did it!

After reviewing your application, you will then be sent a conditional offer on the course you have applied for. Once you receive your offer, you will then need to accept your place within 14 days.

4. Enrol at STC

We’ll then get in touch when it’s enrolment time. The Admissions team will let you know what you need to enrol.

Other ways to apply


Didn’t get the grades they hoped for? Don’t worry, we’ll work with students to help get them on the right course for September. Speak to our team or pop along to one of our advice and enrolment events.


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At South Tyneside College, we celebrate individuality and diversity, and respect the dignity of all students, staff and visitors. We want everyone to have equal opportunities during their college experience in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. No one will be disadvantaged because of age, disability, economic situation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships.

Download our Equality and Diversity Policy

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Ofsted, 2024

“Learners and apprentices benefit from consistently high-quality teaching and value the support that they receive from staff throughout the college.”

Mark Ford,
Parent of Adam Ford

Big shout out to lecturers and staff at South Tyneside College! The support and encouragement provided in my son’s continued development deserves massive recognition. Adam thoroughly enjoyed his time at South Tyneside College, which is a credit to their hard work and dedication. Thanks to the College and Adam’s determination to succeed, he’s now successfully progressed to his next chapter with an apprenticeship at Hitachi!

Andrew Fraser

During my supported internship at The Customs House, I worked in multiple areas independently and as a team. It has shown that I am punctual, honest, reliable and trustworthy, and I have had excellent feedback. My confidence has grown, and I have enjoyed every minute, so much so, I even went in to volunteer during my holidays.”

Ofsted, 2024

“Learners and apprentices grow in resilience and confidence during their programmes and are prepared well to take the next steps in their education and careers”

Justin Peel, Head Teacher, Boldon School

Boldon School has been working with South Tyneside College for many years and we appreciate the dedication and flexibility of the school liaison team’s support. We enjoy a solid two-way partnership, where communication is paramount. We have found the team listens and provides a tailor-made curriculum to suit the needs of our students. The college consistently engages with our students to provide support in school, by delivering assemblies, personal guidance and attendance at parent/ guardian evenings. Many of our students attend taster days at the college sites, to help them fully understand the range of learning pathways that are available to them. The school liaison officers have also been on hand to support important projects at our school, including career speed dating, mock interviews and careers fairs. Our Year 11 school-leavers have benefited from the college’s involvement, and they are ready to move on to their next steps because of the expert knowledge provided by the link. We look forward to the continuation of this partnership, and know that it will continue to be a success.


At South Tyneside College, it’s our duty to make sure students are safe and happy. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and we have statutory requirements in place that are mandatory for all staff, volunteers and agency workers.

At the College, we’re committed to making sure:

  • Students’ welfare is protected.
  • We look out for young people at risk, suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
  • A safer recruitment process is in place when hiring staff.
  • There’s established procedures for reporting and dealing with issues, concerns and allegations.
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Got a question?

Why choose South Tyneside College?

As the Highest rated college in Tyneside, we provide great courses and study opportunities matched by an inspiring learning environment.

We have invested heavily to ensure we can offer our students the very best of what they need to succeed. From where the learn to how they learn, we support students every step of the way, and a great campus life means students can flourish both inside and outside the classroom.

What does the timetable look like?

Every students’ timetable will look a little different.

However, students can expect a number of free periods alongside their lesson times, in which we recommend they use to support their studies.

How can students access additional learning support at South Tyneside College?

We understand how important it is for students to feel comfortable and confident during their time with us, both in and out of the classroom.

Each year our dedicated ALS team provide support for students with a wide variety of learning needs and disabilities and work closely with schools and the local authority to ensure the appropriate support is put in place.

Before beginning their journey with us, students can highlight any additional needs on their application form, and a member of our ALS team will then design them a bespoke support package. But don’t worry, it’s never too late to ask for help and our friendly team can support at any stage of study.

What support is in place?

Students will be offered continuous support throughout their time with us.

Here at South Tyneside College, we pride ourselves on the wrap around support that we offer. Our dedicated Student Services team are here to help students through every step of their learner journey from one-to-one guidance to funding and financial advice, our team welcome students to drop by for a chat or make an appointment in advance. Each student is also assigned a Tutorial Coach who will provide one-to-one reviews, support to achieve personal goals, help with university applications alongside personal statements and CV writing. Tutorial coaches set targets with each student and assess their progress throughout the year and ensure they remain on track with their studies. We also have dedicated Mental Health Ambassadors who are on hand for a chat or to offer support when needed, our on-site Counsellor is also available to all students.

What progression opportunities are there after studying at South Tyneside College?

There’s many options to choose from.

A large proportion of our students progress onto Higher Education, others go onto apprenticeships, gap years, further study or straight into full-time employment.

Our Careers Hub is available to all students and offers a range of advice about further education, prospective interviews, CV building and Higher Education opportunities so there is plenty of opportunity to receive Career Guidance no matter what our learner’s progression goals are.

What extracurricular activities are on offer?

Here at South Tyneside College, our learners receive more than just a qualification.

Our Students Union offer a variety of activities held throughout the year, encouraging students to get involved in charity events, entrepreneurial projects, and an array of other challenges. Students can be involved in as much or as little as they want in line with their studies.

Where are you located?

At our Wallsend campus.

Our Wallsend campus is ideally situated between the coast and Newcastle city centre and has over 350 parking spaces.

If you are traveling by bus, there are nine different bus routes that have stops close to South Tyneside College. For more information on how to get to us, visit and click on ‘North East’ and plan your journey to the college using ‘Battle Hill Drive’ as the location.

How can we find out more information about the college?

Join us at on of our events.

Our Advice and Enrolment events are a great way to find out more about our range of courses, chat to our dedicated lecturing staff, tour the facilities and get a real feel for life at college. You can also follow us on social media to keep up to date with all our latest news and events.



If the person you care for is studying with us and needs advice on future plans, speak to our Careers Team about careers, courses, training and finances.

Lindsey GraingerCareers Lead Email Phone Icon
Diane HodgsonCareers Guidance Advisor Email


Thinking of applying? Or are you following up the status of your application? Speak to our Admissions Team.

Nicol BramleyAdmissions Officer Email
Penny WattersAdmissions Team Leader Email
Chris HardingAdmissions Officer Email

School Liaison Team

If your child/the person you care for is stepping out of school and needs some help, our School Liaison Team is here to support them with all things college, courses and next steps.

Sandie BestSchool Liaison and Transition Coordinator Email
Ruth PattersonSchool Liaison and Transition Coordinator Email

Get in touch

Our team is always ready to help. So if you have questions on courses, your career, or anything else, complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch.