Schoolchildren can access a route into the Merchant Navy through the expansion into new waters of a pioneering South Tyneside College-based education and training initiative.

From September 2017, those aged just 14 can join Career College North East’s (CCNE) new two-year specialist maritime training programme.

It launches with a recruitment event from 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 27, at our Westoe campus in St George's Avenue, South Shields.


Double Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson showed catering students how to keep a cool head in the heat of the kitchen during a masterclass at South Tyneside College.

He added the ingredients of experience and skill to help them prepare a five-course taster and wine taster menu for a sitting of 34 private and public sector VIP guests.

Kenny, owner of Newcastle’s Quayside’s UK Restaurant of the Year 2015 winner House of Tides, joined them in the college’s commercial restaurant, Bistro 150.


A passion for sport - and a new region-wide campaign to encourage women into coaching - is helping a South Tyneside College student get on the starting blocks to success.

Alex Fontaine, 17, is one of 22 coaches and participants from clubs across Tyne and Wear, whose inspirational attitude to sport is helping drive the Pass On Your Passion initiative.


Students at South Tyneside College have broken down personal learning barriers to bring the magic of the musicals vividly to life in song and dance.
The learners, who are taught within our specialist Interface department for people aged 16 to 25 on the autism spectrum, took to the stage twice in a day to thrill parents and friends.
Big-hit songs played together included Don’t Stop Me Now from We Will Rock You, Seasons of Love from Rent, Consider Yourself from Oliver! and Night Fever.


First year South Tyneside College sports student Jake Phelan has a flipside that sets him apart.

For he is a top acrobatic gymnast – and is getting set to compete for Team GB in his discipline’s most prestigious international event of the year.

In July, Jake, 16, of Bridlington Parade, Hebburn, will swap the classroom for the sports arena at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.


Young musicians from South Tyneside College are to play at pop music’s most iconic venue during a short – but maybe, magical – tour to the home of The Beatles.

And their performance at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, on Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, will see a return, in part, to the sounds of the Sixties and Seventies. They plan to play several definitive Beatles tracks, including Drive My Car, and other tunes written by Sir Paul McCartney.These will include Band on the Run, the title track of the highly-rated 1973 album by his post-Beatles band, Wings.