Newcastle College

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Choosing a course is a huge decision so it's good to know that you've chosen the right place to study! We look forward to welcoming you to one of the largest and most successful colleges in the UK! And with nearly 30,000 students at Newcastle College, you know you'll be in good company.

What's on offer

At Newcastle College we want you to get the most out of your study time and free time too. So we've invested in learning resources and social facilities that will enable us to give you an exceptional education experience.

With regular shows and concerts, our Performance Academy is a facility that everyone is encouraged to enjoy. It is currently home to over 1,000 students and boasts a theatre, 10 recording studios, a TV studio, acting, music and dance studios.

Our new £16 million Lifestyle Academy gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen vocation; in sport, beauty and hospitality.

Newcastle aviation academy was officially opened in March 2009. Here students are able to work on jets and turbo-prop aeroplanes, as well as a Boeing 737 passenger jet inside a purpose built aircraft hanger. This is one of the largest training schools in Europe.

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Subject strengths

Newcastle College has the widest variety of part-time courses in the North East across many subject areas. We have the right course for you whether you want to:

  • progress in your current job
  • learn and acquire new skills
  • return to learning and develop yourself
  • return to work after time off

Benefit from:

  • Flexible learning - evening, weekend and day-time study to fit around your lifestyle or working commitments.
  • A huge range of courses - no matter what your interests, we will have one to suit you.
  • Outstanding (Grade 1) Ofsted inspection results - receive the highest quality training and learning.
  • Beacon status - one of only nineteen colleges in the UK - get the best learning experience possible.
  • Winner of Company of the Year in the North East Business Awards 2005 - benefit from our award-winning performance and investment.
  • Free city centre parking.

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Our dedicated HE Centre, with bar and social area, has been created especially for higher education students. It includes: a cafe/bar atmosphere, large multi-use social area with a dance floor, plasma screens and a DJ gallery.

Cafe I.T. is home to 40 PCs, all with internet access and is open to all our students. You can also take advantage of a steaming cup of coffee or a freshly made bagel or muffin.

We have 3 libraries with a wide range of newspapers, magazines, photocopiers and CD-ROM equipment. All our libraries have internet access, some wireless, so you can surf  for that vital piece of research without leaving the campus!

The Retreat is the Lifestyle Academy's commercial spa area. Update your image, get pampered at the nail bar or be revitalised by one of our many professional beauty treatments.

For those seeking something more energetic head to The Zone, the Lifestyle Academy's very own gym and fitness studio. Exercise in a welcoming stress-free atmosphere or take part in a range of group fitness classes.

The Chefs' Academy offers the ultimate in fine-dining. Enjoy spectacular views of the city in an intimate setting. Sit back while our supervised students serve up a mouth-watering feast.

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Newcastle is the regional capital of the North East and renowned as one of the best cities for students in the UK. A vibrant student population and a warm and friendly atmosphere make it popular with students from far and wide.

Newcastle and Gateshead are connected by the stylish and innovative Millennium Bridge, an eye-catching sight and a pleasant way to cross the Tyne to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage in Gateshead. For an interesting day out of college, why not visit the International Centre for Life, just moments from our Rye Hill Campus.

Student story

Jon Kirkwood 
FdA Editorial and News Media Design

I attended a college open day and everyone seemed so friendly and helpful. Choosing the right course is really important, and the tutors really helped to explain what the course was about. I chose my course primarily because of my love for layout and typography and it provided the best platform to develop my skills in that area. There have been plenty of opportunities to work on live briefs, which is one of the college’s strengths. I think it’s vital to get this kind of experience before you enter the work place.

I really feel like I actually want to be here from day to day rather than have to be and have learnt and developed more as a person. It’s been the best educational experience I’ve ever had.

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Contact details

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 200 4000

Nearest Train/Tube Station: Newcastle Central