We will make a significant positive impact on the local, regional and national economy.

Bigger, Better, Stronger

Study in North Tyneside

A Levels – Study A Levels at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College - voted top 5 sixth form colleges in the UK based on achievement rates! With a 99% pass rate for all A level results and state-of-the-art equipment, rest assured you will be destined for greatness, studying at a college where your success is made simple. Find out where A Levels can take you!

Vocational – Achieve your full potential at Tyne Metropolitan College where we offer more than just a qualification. We’ll develop your personal skills as well as your employability skills, you'll grow in confidence and find your feet as an adult - and we will support your physical and mental wellbeing every step of the way.

What else? You can also get involved in our North East Sport Academy (NESA) to develop your sporting ambition alongside academic success. Our NESA team are committed to developing the talents, aspirations and health and wellbeing of students. Find a course that’s 100% right for YOU!

Study in South Tyneside

Start your journey at South Tyneside College - one of the top 20 colleges in the country, and part of Tyne Coast, the highest Ofsted rated college in Tyneside! With a wide range of vocational courses, apprenticeships and lots of progression opportunities – we are confident that studying at South Tyneside College will bring your future instantly within reach. Find a course that’s all about YOU!

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Tyne Coast College offers a new and exciting vision for education and training in the North East.

Our diverse and innovative vocationally-driven curriculum, close links to employers and ambition to deliver outstanding provision, puts students on a clear course to academic attainment and career success.


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Mission & Values

Our mission, vision and values drive our delivery of first-class provision and show a clear commitment of support to all students equally.

It is our mission to provide outstanding educational opportunities for the benefit of the students and the communities we serve.


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Our Businesses

Created from a merger of South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College, our programmes meet the skills needs of the North East and strongly support the region's economic growth and prosperity.

We cut across geographical boundaries, and our guiding vision creates opportunity for all to succeed, personally and professionally.


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Multi Academy Trust

Our Multi Academy Trust is sponsored by South Tyneside College, a large general Further Education college with a world-wide reputation in maritime education.

The Multi Academy Trust Aims to support North East schools through a collective vision to provide excellence in education for students of all ages.


Senior leadership team

Our key staff

Dr Lindsey Whiterod, CBE

Chief Executive
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Jane Cuthbertson

Chief Finance Officer
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Mo Dixon

Principal, South Tyneside College & TyneMet College
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Simon Ashton

Principal, South Shields Marine School
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Catherine Donnelly

Executive Director of Human Resources
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Lorraine Schapira

Head of Marketing, Communications & School Liaison
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Craig Scott

Business Operations Manager
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