Higher Education

Power your Career

Most people think that Higher Education (HE) means going away to university to study, but that doesn't have to be the case and doesn't always suit individual circumstances. University isn't the only route.

More and more people are recognising the benefits of staying at home and studying HE at college. From saving money, to having a personalised experience, studying HE at college offers a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree - with the option to top up your qualification to a full honours degree at one of our renowned university partners.

Our students get the best of both worlds: excellent work-related learning to maximise career opportunities coupled with smaller class sizes, campuses both north and south of the river, greater support and a personalised, supportive environment.

For more about HE, view our mini guide here.

Next steps

The Gateway Team are ready to help explain courses, finance and support (course fees may increase in line with inflation). To contact a member of the Gateway Team call 0191 229 5000 (option 2) or email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk

Additional Information

The Office for Students (OfS) are the independent regulator of higher education in England.  They aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Find out more about the OfS here.

View the OfS Transparency Information report here


The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education.  They are dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experiences they are entitled to expect. Find out more about the QAA here

View the latest QAA Review here

View our Student Protection plan here.