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Higher Education Courses

Thank you for voting us top in UK for student satisfaction!

We are delighted to announce that Higher Education students have rated TyneMet College top in the country for student satisfaction with 100% of students satisfied with their course, outshining a vast array of 322 universities and colleges across the country in the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2014).

This accolade speaks volumes about the quality of teaching and learning here – recently praised by Ofsted inspectors for the high quality of our course provision, impressive results and outstanding partnerships – inspiring ambition and providing exceptional opportunities for staff and students alike.


Studying a Foundation Degree, Access to HE, HNC, HND or Diploma at TyneMet College opens up lots of exciting career opportunities for you. TyneMet has strong partnerships with regional universities with a wide choice of courses that are flexible to fit around your lifestyle and career aspirations. Award winning lecturers are here to support you throughout your studies and all of our Foundation Degrees and Teaching qualifications are awarded by the University of Sunderland. This means we can offer you great progression opportunities to top up your qualification through our partnership with the University.

Our Higher Education Centre includes IT resources, social spaces, meeting areas and interactive classrooms. We have suites of PCs in our well-equipped libraries and IT workshops, as well as a number of Wi-Fi hotspots. All students have access to TyneMet’s intranet and the internet, as well as Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment, which contains study materials, directed learning tasks and course notes.

Other on-site recreational facilities include a dedicated Higher Education Common Room, a refectory, a Hair & Beauty Salon, a Floristry shop, a coffee shop and a student-run restaurant.

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Higher Education courses at TyneMet

Let your creativity develop and grow at the award-winning Creative Studios based at our Queen Alexandra Campus in North Shields.

With state-of-the-art equipment as standard paired with excellent teaching, The Creative Studios is sure to inspire and get your creativity flowing.

Art, Design & Creative Industries home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
HNC & HND In Art & Design (Fine Art) Level 4/5 Full-time & Part-time 1 & 2 year options available
HNC & HND In Graphic Design Level 4/5 Full-time & Part-time 1 & 2 year options available
BTEC HNC Dip in Graphic Design Level 4 Part-time
BTEC HNC Dip in Graphic Design - January Start Level 4 Part-time
BTEC HNC Diploma in fine art Level 4 Part-time
BTEC HND Diploma in Art & Design Level 5 Part-time
BTEC HND Diploma in Graphic Design Level 5 Part-time
BTEC HND Fine Art - January start Level 5 Part-time

Our comprehensive courses in computing, business and retail will ensure you're up to speed in the sectors of IT, commerce and retail industries, equipping you with skills sought after by employers and preparing you with everything you need to live, learn and earn in the 21st Century.

Computing, Business & Retail home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
HNC in Computing & Systems Development Part-time
HND in Computing & Systems Development (year 1 of 2) Part-time
HNC & HND In Computing (Software Development) Level 4/5 Part-time and full-time options available Two years

Here at TyneMet, we offer a full package of Counselling courses designed to meet the needs of students at every stage of their training.

Whether you are just entering the world of Counselling study for the first time or are a returning professional, there are a host of popular, relvenant and stimulating courses available.

Counselling home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
Foundation Degree in Counselling Level 4/5 Part-time Two years
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision Level 6 Level 6 Part-time and full-time options available 90 hours in duration with a variety of delivery modes

Engineering is an exciting subject that opens up a world of opportunities for you to design, develop and build almost anything and everything around us. Whether it be the ways we commute to work, the homes we live in or even the ways we stay entertained, engineering and technology are involved.

Engineering home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
Foundation Degree in Power Engineering Level 4/5 Part-time Two years
HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering (year 1 of 2) Part-time
HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering (year 1 of 2) Part-time
HNC in Manufacturing Engineering (year 1 of 2) Part-time
HNC in Mechanical Engineering (year 1 of 2) Part-time
HNC In Electrical & Electronic Engineering Level 4 Part-time and full-time options available Two years
HNC In Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Part-time and full-time options available Two years
HNC In Mechanical Engineering Level 4 Part-time and full-time options available Two years

If you're fanatical about all things Sport, then we have the course for you. Careers in Sport are hugely varied, exciting and could see you working anywhere in the world. With a range of courses of study for every level, top facilities and professional coaching, TyneMet is the best place to kick-off your career in the sports industry.

Sport home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
Foundation Degree In Exercise, Health & Fitness Level 4/5 Full-time Two years
Foundation Degree In Sports Coaching Level 4/5 Full-time Two years

Teaching is a very rewarding profession in which you get the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. Teaching offers you fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in an ever-changing sector full of chances to be creative and to help others to learn and gain skills for their future.

Teaching home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
Diploma in Education and Training (L5) Level 5 Part-time 1 & 2 year options available
Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training (Cert Ed) Level 5 Part-time and full-time options available Two years
PGCE in Education (Post Compulsory Education & Training) Level 6 Part-time and full-time options available Two years

If you want a rewarding career and would love to work with children or young people then a course at TyneMet is the perfect route for you. With endless career options including playgroup assistance, family support work, childhood counselling, early years practitioners, education support, mentoring or school teachers; a career working with young people and enhancing their lives is sure to be rewarding.

Working with Children & Young People home page

Course title Level Attendance Duration
Foundation Degree In Education & Care Level 5 Part-time Two years