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Full-time vocational courses for School Leavers

We offer a wide range of full-time vocational and apprenticeship courses at our Coast Road Campus. Grouped by subject/topic area, our departmental home pages provide further information about all courses and also the great facilities and friendly staff at TyneMet.

If you want to get paid and enter the world of work while you continue your education, an apprenticeship is the perfect route for you.

You'll work as an employee and gain 'on-the-job' experience, alongside experienced team members at your place of work. You will be supported throughout the programme and will be paid by your employer. At college or in the workplace, you’ll gain skills and knowledge that you can put into good use at work.

Apprenticeships home page

Apprenticeship Level
Accounting, Level 2 and Level 3
Barbering, Level 2 and Level 3
Beauty Therapy, Level 2 and Level 3
Business & Professional Admin, Level 4
Business Admin, Level 2 and Level 3
Cleaning & Environmental Support Services, Level 2
Construction - Brickwork, Level 2 and Level 3
Construction - Carpentry & Joinery, Level 2 and Level 3
Construction - Dry Lining, Level 2
Construction - Electro-technical, Level 3
Construction - Fitted Interiors, Level 2
Construction - Painting & Decorating, Level 2 and Level 3
Construction - Plastering, Level 2 and Level 3
Construction - Plumbing, Level 2 and Level 3
Customer Service, Level 2 and Level 3
Design, Level 3
Engineering, Level 2 and Level 3
Floristry, Level 2 and Level 3
Food & Beverage Service, Level 2
Food Production, Level 2 and Level 3
Hairdressing, Level 2 and Level 3
Health & Social Care (Care Leadership & Management), Level 5
Health & Social Care, Level 2 and Level 3
IT Application Specialist, Level 2 and Level 3
IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4
Leadership & Management, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 5
Pharmacy, Level 2 and Level 3
Play Work, Level 2 and Level 3
Professional Cookery, Level 2 and Level 3
Project Management, Level 4
Sport (Advanced Fitness), Level 3
Sport (Coaching), Level 2
Sport (Exercise & Fitness), Level 2
Sport (Leadership), Level 2
Sport (Leisure Management), Level 3
Sport (Leisure Operations), Level 2
Sport - Supporting Teaching & Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, Level 3
Sports Development, Level 3
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Level 2 and Level 3
Warehousing & Storage, Level 2 and Level 3
Youth Work, Level 2 and Level 3

The glamorous world of Beauty Therapy offers many exciting opportunities, from travelling the world on cruise ships, running your own salon to working in a luxury spa.

Beauty Therapy home page

Course title Start date Duration
Beauty Therapy at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Beauty Therapy at Level 3 September 2016 One year

If you have a passion for cuisine and want to develop and perfect your culinary skills then look no further than TyneMet College. With state-of-the-art facilities, including hands-on training, you will become equipped with skills that will pave the way to a successful career in catering and hospitality.

Catering home page

Course title Start date Duration
Hospitality and Catering at Level 1 September 2016 One year
Hospitality and Catering at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Hospitality and Catering at Level 3 September 2016 One year

Our comprehensive courses in computing will ensure you’re up to speed in the sectors of IT, e-commerce and digital 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.

The rapidly expanding and ever-changing world of computing is an exciting place to be. Whether you aspire to design and develop websites, programme new and innovative databases or software; our exciting courses, which pair expert teaching with practical experience, are sure to get you where you want to be.

If you're fascinated by technology and would love to learn the inner workings of computer programming and systems support or you are intrigued by multimedia and gaming, at TyneMet College we are confident we have the perfect computing qualifications for you.

Computing home page

Course title Start date Duration
Computing at Level 1 September 2016 One Year
Computing at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Computing at Level 3 September 2016 Two years

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new, construction focused, web site for our TMC Campus, visit www.tmc-campus.co.uk

If you like hands-on work and love the idea of creating then a construction course sounds right up your street. This exciting, ever-changing industry could see you working anywhere in the world, building and maintaining everything from homes to skyscrapers.

Construction home page

Course title Start date Duration
Entry Level Diploma in Construction Skills September 2016 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying - Trowel Occupations September 2016 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating September 2016 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Plastering September 2016 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies September 2016 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying - Trowel Occupations September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining September 2016 TBC
Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Plastering September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies September 2016 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry September 2016 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Construction - Brickwork Level 2
Construction - Carpentry & Joinery Level 2
Construction - Dry lining Level 2
Construction - Electrotechnical Level 3
Construction - Interior fittings Level 2
Construction - Painting & Decorating Level 2
Construction - Plastering Level 2
Construction - Plumbing Level 2

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.

Creative Industries home page

Course title Start date Duration
Art and Design at Level 3 September 2016 Two years
Music at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Music Production at Level 3 September 2016 One year

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

Engineering home page

Course title Start date Duration
City and Guilds 2339-17 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering September 2016 One year
Engineering at Level 1 September 2016 One year
Engineering at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Engineering at Level 3 September 2016 One year

If you have green fingers and a creative eye, our excellent Floristry courses will help you to get qualified, indulge your interest as well as propel you to success. With a specialist 250m² learning space you will learn in an inspiring practical environment and our exclusive retail store allows students to sell and showcase their work.

Floristry home page

Course title Start date Duration
Floristry at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Floristry at Level 3 September 2016 One year

Foundation Learning Courses are designed for students aged 16-24 with learning difficulties or special learning needs. Your programme of study will include a mixture of classroom sessions and practical activities/vocational tasters.

Foundation Learning home page

Course title Start date Duration
Basic Skills for Life September 2016 One year
Broadening Horizons September 2016 One year
Connect to Further Education September 2016 One year
Diploma in Learning Skills September 2016 One year.
Expressive Learning September 2016 One year.
Personal Development Opportunities September 2016 One year.
Preparation for Employment September 2016 One year
Skills for Enterprise September 2016 One year.
Social & Vocational Skills September 2016 One year
Transition into Vocational Training September 2016 One year

Show off your creative prowess with a cutting edge career in Hairdressing & Barbering. From colours to cuts and beyond, our specialist courses are designed to ensure you have the best possible start in a career that is ever-changing and never out of fashion.

Hairdressing & Barbering home page

Course title Start date Duration
Hairdressing at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Hairdressing at Level 3 September 2016 One year

If you are looking for a rewarding career then look no further than Health and Social Care. With careers ranging from nursing to midwifery, your options are varied and the opportunities endless. With no day ever the same, a career in Health and Social Care will see you helping others to be healthy and live as happily and independently as possible.

Health & Social Care home page

Course title Start date Duration
Health & Social Care at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma September 2016 Two years
Health & Social Care Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma September 2016 One year
Health, Social Care & Children/Young People's Settings Level 1 Introduction September 2016 One year

The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young people's lives. The Prince's Trust Team at TyneMet College gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.

The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

Courses start in September, January and April and you can enrol at any point during the year to secure your place.

Prince's Trust home page

Course title Start date Duration
Prince's Trust Team Programme May 2016 12 Weeks

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 Start date Duration
Fitness, Coaching and Leisure Operations at Level 3 September 2016 Two years
Football Excellence Programme at Level 3 September 2016 Two years
Rugby Excellence Programme at Level 3 September 2016 Two years
Sport & Active Leisure at Level 1 September 2016 One year
Sport & Exercise Sciences at Level 3 September 2016 Two years
Sport at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Sport at Level 3 September 2016 One year
Sport Coaching & Fitness at Level 3 September 2016 Two years

Begin your Public Services career with a course at TyneMet – the perfect stepping stone into careers across the Police, Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

With a wide range of courses for every level, you are in the best place to begin your training in a field where communication and excellence is the key to success.

Uniformed Services / Public Services home page

Course title Start date Duration
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services September 2016 Two years
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Uniformed Public Services September 2016 One year
Preparation for Uniformed Services at Level 1 September 2016 One year
Preparation for Uniformed Services at Level 2 September 2016 One year

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 Start date Duration
Child Care & Education (Early Years Educator) at Level 3 September 2016 One year
Health, Social Care & Children/Young People's Settings at Level 1 September 2016 One year
Introduction to Early Years Education & Care at Level 2 September 2016 One year
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools at Level 2 September 2016 25 sessions
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools at Level 3 September 2016 25 sessions