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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.

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 Start date Duration
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Art & Design September 2015 Two years

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
Level 1 Diploma: Introduction to the Beauty & Hair Sector September 2015 One year
Level 2 Beauty Therapy (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology Enhancement September 2015 One year
Level 3 Beauty Therapy (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Beauty Retail Level 2
Beauty Therapy Level 2

Our comprehensive courses in business and retail will ensure you're up to speed in the sectors of 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.

Business & Retail home page

Apprenticeship Level
Business & Administration Level 2
Business & Professional Admin Level 4
Cleaning Level 2
Customer Service Level 2
Leadership & Management Level 2
Project Management Level 4
Retail Operations Level 2
Warehousing & Distribution (Logistics Operations) Level 2
Warehousing & Distribution (Warehousing & Storage) Level 2

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
Level 1 Catering December 2015
Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery September 2015 One year
Level 2 Catering December 2015
Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery September 2015 One year
Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Catering & Hospitality - Food Production Level 2
Catering & Hospitality - Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Level 3
Professional Cookery Level 2

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
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT September 2015 Two years
OCR Level 2 Diploma in IT September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
IT Application Specialist Level 2
IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals Level 3

If you like hands-onwork 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
Award in Painting & Decorating January 2015 26 Weeks
Award in Plastering January 2015 26 Weeks
Award in Plumbing January 2015 26 Weeks
Entry Level Diploma in Construction Skills September 2015 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying - Trowel Occupations September 2015 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating September 2015 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Plastering September 2015 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies September 2015 One year
Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying - Trowel Occupations September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Plastering September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry September 2015 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

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 Start date Duration
Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Engineering September 2015 One year
Level 2 BTEC First Award in Engineering September 2015 One year
Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering September 2015 One year
Level 3 BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Bias) September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Engineering Level 2

Get ready to set your creative side free with a wide range of opportunities in the fashion and photographic industry. Gain a realistic insight into the media and the world of fashion as well as event management and enhanced skills for business.

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

Fashion Marketing & Modelling home page

Course title Start date Duration
Level 3 Diploma in the Photographic & Fashion Industry September 2015 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
Level 2 Floristry (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Level 3 Floristry (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Floristry Level 2

At TyneMet we are proud to be a recognised regional leader in education excellence, and this includes our foundation learning programmes for which we have received an outstanding grading for over ten years.

Foundation Learning home page

Course title Start date Duration
Basic Skills for Life September 2015 One year
Broadening Horizons September 2015 One year
Connect to Further Education September 2015 One year
Diploma in Learning Skills September 2015 One year.
Expressive Learning September 2015 One year.
Personal Development Opportunities September 2015 One year.
Preparation for Employment September 2015 One year
Skills for Enterprise September 2015 One year.
Social & Vocational Skills September 2015 One year
Transition into Vocational Training September 2015 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
Level 1 Diploma: Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector September 2015 One year
Level 2 Hairdressing (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Level 3 Hairdressing (Certificate or Diploma) September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Barbering Level 2
Hairdressing Level 2

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
Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children/Young People's Settings September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care September 2015 One year
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care September 2015 Two years.
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health & Social Care September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Health & Social Care Level 3
Health & Social Care (Care Leadership & Management) Level 5
Health & Social Care (Care, Leadership & Management - Adult Management) Level 5
Health & Social Care (Care, Leadership & Management - Adult Residential) Level 5
Health & Social Care (Care, Leadership & Management - Children Management) Level 5
Health & Social Care (Care, Leadership & Management - Children Residential) Level 5
Health & Social Care (Dementia) Level 3
Health & Social Care (Domiciliary Care) Level 2
Health & Social Care (Learning Disabilities) Level 2
Health & Social Care (Residential) Level 3

Whether you want to explore the technical world of music production or dream of a career in the studio yourself, YStudio is the place to fulfil your musical aspirations.

If you're mad about music and have rhythm running through your veins; our Music Production courses are perfect for you! Gain a realistic insight into the music industry, studio production and engineering, the music business and music creation.

Music Production home page

Course title Start date Duration
BTEC Level 2 in Music September 2015 One year
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance September 2015 One year
Level 3 Diploma in Music Production September 2015 One year

As research continues and the medicines of today become even more complex with new drug discoveries and medical breakthroughs; the study of pharmacy and laboratory services opens up a number of exciting career paths for you.

Pharmacy home page

Apprenticeship Level
Pharmacy Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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.

We work with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

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 January 2015 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
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences September 2015 Two years
Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Sport September 2015 One year
Level 2 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure September 2015 One year.
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Fitness and Active Leisure September 2015 One year.
Level 3 Basketball Excellence Programme September 2015 Two years
Level 3 Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Leisure Operations September 2015 Two years.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching & Fitness) September 2015 Two years
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) September 2015 Two years
Level 3 Football Excellence Programme September 2015 Two years
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport September 2015 One year
Apprenticeship Level
Sport (Advanced Fitness) Level 3
Sport (Coaching) Level 2
Sport (Exercise & Fitness) Level 2
Sport (Leisure Management) Level 3
Sport (Leisure Operations) Level 2
Sport Development Level 3

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

Apprenticeship Level
Teaching Assistants Level 2 & 3

If you want a flying start in life then a Travel & Tourism course at TyneMet could be for you! This exciting industry is the biggest in the world with an impressive variety of roles ranging from a tour guide in an exotic location to marketing local and national attractions.

Travel & Tourism home page

Course title Start date Duration
Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism September 2015 One year
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism September 2015 One year

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 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services September 2015 One year
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services September 2015 Two years
NCFE Level 1 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services September 2015 One year.
NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services September 2015 One year
NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services September 2015 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
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care September 2015 One year
Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children/Young People's Settings September 2015 One year
Level 3 Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development September 2015 One year