HELPING THEM
TO FIND THEIR
NEXT STEPS

Making the right choice

Picking the right course and the right college can be confusing – you’ll want to make sure we offer a full package of wrap around support from health and well-being to work experience. We understand that and we have everything in place to make sure we offer more than just the qualification.

To get students’ futures started, we offer a range of vocational courses, apprenticeships and T Levels that provide high-quality teaching, a curriculum of industry-relevant skills, as well as state-of-the-art facilities. Our strong bond with employers also means students can develop their talent, discover their future and understand what lies ahead by learning about working practices, what employers look for and taking advantage of placement opportunities. 

With all of these benefits, TyneMet is the perfect place for students to discover their independence, talent and future.

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DISCOVER OUR COURSES

A student’s learning journey stretches far beyond the classroom. From support to statistics, see why TyneMet is the right college choice.

HOW STUDENTS APPLY ONLINE

1. FINDING A COURSE

Students click ‘Apply’ on the course page they’re interested in.

2. APPLICATION

Our Student Services team will text them to organise an informal phone interview with the course tutor.

3. AN INFORMAL CHAT

This is their chance to ask the tutor any questions and to make sure they’re choosing the right course.

4. RECEIVING AN OFFER

They’ll then be emailed an offer to enrol with TyneMet.

5. ENROL AT TYNEMET

We’ll get in touch when it’s enrolment time. The Student Services team will let them know what they need to enrol.

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HIGHEST OFSTED RATED COLLEGE
IN TYNESIDE

INDUSTRY-RELEVANT TEACHING

A NUMBER OF HIGHER EDUCATION PATHWAYS

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

DEDICATED, CARING AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF

HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT & TRANSITION RATES INTO FURTHER EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

CLOSE LINKS WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

MEET THE STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

If the person you care for is studying with us and needs advice on future plans, speak to our Student Services Team about careers, courses, training and finances.

Lindsey GraingerStudent Services Team Manager Email
Steph JamiesonStudent Services Team Leader Email
Deb Walker-MooreIAG Officer Email
Andrea CorriganIAG Officer Email
Cathy TurtonIAG Officer Email
Nicol BramleyIAG Officer Email
Natalie HayIAG Officer Email
Angela ManningStudent Finance Coordinator Email

MEET THE SCHOOL LIAISON TEAM

If your child/the person you care for is stepping out of school and needs some help, our School Liaison Team is here to support them with all things college, courses and next steps.

 

Danielle HoggSchool Liaison Officer Email
Jess WellsSchool Liaison Officer Email
Sandie BestSchool Liaison and Transition Coordinator Email

OUR DOOR’S OPEN TO EVERYONE

At TyneMet, we celebrate individuality, diversity and want a positive environment free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

We offer equal opportunities to every student and staff member, and give them the respect and dignity they deserve. Our aim is to put an end to prejudice and discrimination in both direct and indirect forms. 

No one will be disadvantaged because of age, disability, gender or gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnicity or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or social class.

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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

Connor Tilson

The staff treat us as grown-ups

 “I’ve really enjoyed my time at TyneMet so far and I like how the staff treat us more as grown-ups!”

Sandra Oaks

Parent of Jake Oakes

“Queen Alex has proved to be an ideal choice for both my sons. They both had different needs and expectations when joining QA, yet all were met, from confidence building to encouraging a mature outlook and taking responsibility for themselves. Being respected by their teachers has meant a win win relationship for both parties. I would highly recommend QA for school leavers requiring a shift from a school environment to a more adult way of learning.”

Ofsted, October 2019

Highest Rated Ofsted College in Tyneside

“Staff ensure that learners benefit from a wide range of learning experiences that are relevant to their subject area and that build their character.”

Jonathan Heath, Head Teacher, John Spence Community High School

“We have worked in partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College for many years and value the relationship that we have. The team at the College work exceptionally hard with our students to help them understand the pathways and possibilities that are ahead of them with objective advice that truly helps them to make the right decisions as they enter post-16 education.

“Our close partnership with Tyne Met also means that we continue to share in the successes of our students after they leave us. There are countless stories of amazing achievements over the years with students accessing a wide range of courses that meet their individual needs, interests and ambitions. Every year we hear of amazing achievements by past John Spence students with many students going on to study at some of the UK’s top universities and then into fantastic careers.

“We wholeheartedly believe that TyneMet is a great destination for our students, due to the quality of the provision and the care and support that the students receive. We know that the future of John Spence students is safe in its hands.”

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A safe space for all

At TyneMet, we’re committed to offering a space for students to feel safe, secure, valued and respected. Everyone has the right to protection from all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation. 

It’s our staff members’ responsibility to protect young people and vulnerable adults, and we aim to make sure all adults who may have unsupervised access to the above student groups are deemed fit to work with them. 

In light of recent legislation, we also know we have a responsibility to safeguard staff and will provide clear guidelines and systems regarding staff responsibilities towards the protection of young people and vulnerable adults.

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FAQs

Why choose TyneMet?

As the Highest rated college in Tyneside, we provide great courses and study opportunities matched by an inspiring learning environment.

We have invested heavily to ensure we can offer our students the very best of what they need to succeed. From where the learn to how they learn, we support students every step of the way, and a great campus life means students can flourish both inside and outside the classroom.

What is the difference between BTEC courses and A-Levels?

There are a number of differences between BTECs and A-levels, including the teaching style, assessment methods, and amount of practical experience.

Essentially, A-levels will be taught in a classroom-based environment, whereas BTECs combine theory with practical work, allowing you to apply what you learn.  Additionally, A-levels are assessed through exams at the end of the final year. If students know that exam pressure isn’t for them, BTECs may be the answer as they are assessed throughout the year, which spreads out the work that contributes to make the final grade.

What does the timetable look like?

Every students’ timetable will look a little different.

However, students can expect a number of free periods alongside their lesson times, which we recommend they use to support their studies.

How can students access additional learning support at TyneMet?

We understand how important it is for students to feel comfortable and confident during their time with us, both in and out of the classroom.

Each year our dedicated ALS team provide support for students with a wide variety of learning needs and disabilities and work closely with schools and the local authority to ensure the appropriate support is put in place.

Before beginning their journey with us, students can highlight any additional needs on their application form, and a member of our ALS team will then design them a bespoke support package. But don’t worry, it’s never too late to ask for help and our friendly team can support at any stage of study.

What support is in place?

Students will be offered continuous support throughout their time with us.

Here at TyneMet, we pride ourselves on the wrap around support that we offer. Our dedicated Student Services team are here to help students through every step of their learner journey from one-to-one guidance to funding and financial advice, our team welcome students to drop by for a chat or make an appointment in advance. Each student is also assigned a Tutorial Coach who will provide one-to-one reviews, support to achieve personal goals, help with university applications alongside personal statements and CV writing. Tutorial coaches set targets with each student and assess their progress throughout the year and ensure they remain on track with their studies. We also have dedicated Mental Health Ambassadors who are on hand for a chat or to offer support when needed, our on-site Counsellor is also available to all students.

What progression opportunities are there after studying at TyneMet?

A large proportion of our students progress onto Higher Education following the competition of their A Levels, others go onto apprenticeships, gap years, further study or straight into full-time employment.

Our Careers Hub is available to all students and offers a range of advice about further education, prospective interviews, CV building and Higher Education opportunities so there is plenty of opportunity to receive Career Guidance no matter what our learner’s progression goals are.

What extracurricular activities are on offer?

Here at TyneMet, our learners receive more than just a qualification.

For students who are interested in sport, our North East Sports Academy offers personalised sport programmes for all abilities, leadership and volunteering opportunities alongside a wide range of work placements.  Alternatively, our Students’ Union offer a variety of activities held throughout the year, encouraging students to get involved in charity events, entrepreneurial projects, and an array of other challenges. Students can be involved in as much or as little as they want in line with their studies.

Where are you located?

Our Wallsend campus is ideally situated between the coast and Newcastle city centre and has over 350 parking spaces.

IF you are traveling by bus, there are nine different bus routes that have stops close to TyneMet. For more information on how to get to us, visit www.travelinenortheast.info and click on ‘North East’ and plan your journey to the college using ‘Battle Hill Drive’ as the location.

How can we find out more information about the college?

Our Advice and Enrolment events are a great way to find out more about our range of courses, chat to our dedicated lecturing staff, tour the facilities and get a real feel for life at college. You can also follow us on social media to keep up to date with all our latest news and events.

Get in touch

Our team is always ready to help. So if you have questions on courses, your career, or anything else, complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch.