Newcastle College

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Newcastle College is regarded as one of the top performing colleges in the UK. With a catalogue of courses for both adult learners and 16 -18 year olds, Newcastle College prides itself on being able to cater for people across demographics, with their vocational courses are designed to get students job ready and into employment.

They have been recipients of awards such as the 2016 Educate North Awards where they won the ‘Best Student Experience’ award and received a 5 star rating from RISQS for their Railway Academy. A recent report also found that the college contributes an astounding £244mn to the region.

About Newcastle College

Set in the heart of Newcastle, we’re one of the UK’s largest providers of Further Education in the UK. We aim to give our students an exceptional learning experience; with an active element of hands-on learning.

For those leaving school we offer over 100 courses and apprenticeships to set you up for your chosen career. Degree students are able to choose from over 70 Foundation and Honours Degrees and adult part-time students benefit from over 300 courses.

Our courses are designed with employers to ensure our course content meets industry demand. 


Our multi-million pound campuses and real working environments will help you to develop the skills to go out into the competitive job market. At Newcastle College we’ve invested millions in our facilities to ensure we provide you the best learning experience possible

Our facilities replicate those found in industry allowing you to develop skills in an environment as close to the real thing as it gets. Students benefit from specialist industry facilities and academies for Aviation, Rail, Art & Design, Hospitality, Hair & Beauty, Energy, Health & Care, Construction, Performance, Computing and much more!

Get job ready

Many of our full-time courses offer work placement opportunities that give you a real taste of working life. Throughout your course you’ll be challenged by live briefs and projects set by industry. This gives you the opportunity to collaborate closely with fellow students and the chance to impress potential employers.

This year our students have worked on a range of projects and placements with the likes of HP, Barclays,TopShop, Krispy Kreme, Dr Martens, Accenture and Ryder Architecture to name a few.

What our students say

“I can really see the benefits of studying a degree, I have friends who stopped studying at Level 3 and they say that they haven’t had the same job offers as me and I honestly believe that my Foundation Degree has helped.”

Jordan McLeod - FdA Beauty Therapy and Spa Management

“Newcastle College has got me the career I wanted and I’m now employed as the youngest coastguard in the UK. Within my role I’ve been able to use lots of what I was taught on the course. One of the best things about the course was the trips and guest lectures which really helped my understanding of the subject.”

James Harper – Level 3 Extended DiplomaIn Public Services

Your student city

Newcastle is a great place to study and live. It is renowned as one of the best student cities in the UK, and our college campus is nestled in its heart, just a short walk from Newcastle Central Station.

Newcastle offers unrivaled nightlife, world class culture, fantastic shopping and award winning dining. The city hosts a vibrant student population and a warm and friendly atmosphere make it a great place to really immerse yourself in a new and exciting student experience.

We work with a range of independent accommodation providers to provide student accommodation in a range of great value student rentals across the city.

Financial Support

We offer a range of financial support to students to help with the costs associated with studying. You may be able to access this support if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

If you’re thinking of joining Newcastle College in September 2016 you may be entitled to a FREE travel pass worth up to £1,000 to help with cost of travelling to the College.

In addition to Government Maintenance Loans, we offer a cash bursary of £1,000 to full-time undergraduate students that start their studies in September 2016.

Open Days

The best way for you to find out about life at Newcastle College is for you to attend an open event. These events are a great opportunity for you to speak to course tutors about everything the College has to offer and make a course application.

At these events you also have the chance to view facilities and find out further information about the financial support available to you when you study here.

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Get In Touch

Student Services­­,
Rye Hill House, 
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Telephone: 0191 200 4000­
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Addresses for Newcastle College

Newcastle College Rye Hill Campus Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE4 7SA Show on map
Aviation Academy Newcastle Airport Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne NE13 8BT Show on map
Construction Skills Academy Newcastle College School of Technology Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 3QS Show on map



Renewable Energy Technologies FdEng

Newcastle College

by Dave - July 2013

Excellent staff, and excellent course structure. Really focused on the practical aspects of the engineering while using...

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