Student support

Studying at college can be both an exciting and nerving prospect. At TyneMet you are our number one priority, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of free support services available for all students.

If you are thinking about Higher Education, our Gateway team is your first step – student advisors will be able to offer advice and guidance about our wide range of full and part-time courses as well as TyneMet’s university-level qualifications, including: HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Teaching qualifications.

To make sure that you’re fully supported to achieve the best of your ability, all students receive a Personal Learning Plan (PLP), a web-based document containing personal goals, aspirations and academic achievements. You and your tutor will be able to track your PLP during your time at TyneMet and watch as you grow and progress.

Counselling Service

At TyneMet we understand that life can be unpredictable. This is why we offer a free confidential counselling service for students who feel an issue is preventing them from getting on in college, at home or in life. Students can confide in professional counsellors in a safe environment that will aim to resolve the issue.


For learners with dependants we have an excellent nursery team of fully-trained staff with years of experience. Our team are caring and loving, meaning your child also enjoys learning at TyneMet. We advise that you apply early to secure a nursery place.

Students with Additional Needs

We are committed to ensuring the needs of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities have full access to learning and learning support. A confidential interview can be arranged at your request, allowing us to discuss your needs and assess how best we can support you.

Support Services for University of Sunderland Partnership students

To make sure that you have everything you need on site at TyneMet College, you will access certain facilities and support at the College rather than via the University. This is to enhance your studies and ensure that you can get the help and support you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Support services you will access at the College include things like Careers and Employability Services; Disability Support Services and advice on dyslexia or specific learning difficulties; additional teaching support services such as support for numeracy and literacy; Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Services.