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Why choose us?

The best in Tyneside. Fact

Did you know we are officially the highest Ofsted rated college in Tyneside? That means when it comes to your education, you’ve picked the best!

More than just a qualification

When it comes to your next steps, we know it’s about more than just a qualification. That’s why we have employment-focused courses, unrivalled support and guidance, dedicated subject experts and an environment you’ll thrive in. You get the whole employment package with us.

Skills and knowledge employers are looking for

We have worked closely with our employer partners so we know exactly what they are looking for from the next generation of trained professional. Together, we have developed practical, hands-on courses that will guarantee you have the industry expertise, practical skills and the know how to use them so you stand out from the crowd and get ahead of the game in the employment market.

Investment in the best facilities

We have invested heavily in providing state-of-the-art facilities in every single curriculum area, so our students can excel and succeed in their chosen profession. No matter which course you decide to enrol on you’ll be learning your trade in industry standard facilities, preparing you for the world of work.

Lively campus life

We believe that coming to college should be more than just about a qualification and studying. It’s about developing your personal skills, supporting your physical and mental wellbeing, building your confidence, as well as getting you work ready. That’s why there’s loads to do on campus when you’re not busy studying.

Students’ Union

Our Tyne Coast College Students’ Union representatives work across South Tyneside College, TyneMet College, South Shields Marine School and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form. As a member of our Students’ Union you can get involved in loads of activities held throughout the year. As well as all the fun stuff, you get to have your say about college life. The best part is you can get involved as much or as little as you want – there’s no pressure.

Work experience

In other words – employment experience. Employers want to know you can handle the world of work once you finish studying with us, and our work experience placements help demonstrate that. Many of our students who complete successful work experience placements go on to secure full time employment and this could be you!

Close to local transport links

Located close to main Metro and bus routes, it’s never been easier to make your way to our campus. And don’t forget we are only 10 minutes from the beach and South Shields town centre where you’ll find a range of shops and restaurants for some after college retail therapy and relaxation.


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School Liaison Service:

Not sure on your next steps? Look no further… our dedicated Careers Coach, Sandie, is your go-to person for all things careers, including vocational studies, apprenticeships and progression opportunities. Sandie can talk you through a range of options to make sure you find the right course for YOU!

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