What our
Students say


Whether you’re studying to kick-start your career or as a stepping stone to higher education, we’re here to help you create positive changes in the world.

As the highest rated college in Tyneside, we’ve invested heavily to make sure we can give you the knowledge, networks and inspiration you need to achieve the future you want. Don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself.

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The game-changers

Isaac made his first professional appearance in Newcastle Thunder’s Betfred Championship win at Kingston Park back in April. Isaac started studying on our Rugby Excellence Programme in partnership with Newcastle Thunder back in 2018. After completing the programme, he’s now further advancing his knowledge of the industry by studying our Health & Fitness Diploma. Isaac had the opportunity to play train with the first team during pre-season and after impressing coaches, he was then called up to make his first team debut against Sheffield Eagles. Here’s what Isaac said about the experience:

“It was a really good feeling to receive the call to make my first team debut, I was very excited. It was a surreal experience and the build-up was very special. We won so made the experience even more amazing.”

Previous sport student

Previous Sport student, Jamie Clark, has recently signed a professional contract with Blyth Spartans AFC. He studied our Football Excellence Programme in partnership with Blyth Spartans AFC, which allows students to complete a level 3 sport qualification while training within a professional football environment. Jamie signed his first professional contract with Blyth Spartans, here’s what Jamie has to say:

“I’m thrilled to have been offered a contract at Blyth Spartans. This time last year I was preparing to play in the under-19s, now I have the opportunity to impress in the first team. I really enjoyed breaking through last season. I’d also like to thank the tutors and coaches at TyneMet for helping me in my development over the last few years.”

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Shaun started studying with us back in 2011 and since then has gone on to achieve amazing things in his career. From starting on a Foundation Learning course with us to studying a PhD in Computer Science, Shaun really has had an inspiring journey. Due to Shaun’s Special Educational Needs which includes dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism, he first started studying on our Employability and Personal Development course but soon progressed through the levels to complete a Foundation Degree in Education and Care.

After completing his studies with us in 2018, he then went on to finish his degree with a top-up in Education and Curriculum Studies at University of Sunderland. He then moved on to studying a masters in Education at Northumbria University. During this time, Shaun also got his first job working as a Learning Support Assistant with us. Fast forward to today, Shaun is now currently studying a PhD in Computer Science and was recently asked by his PhD supervisor to take on a teaching role at Northumbria University in the Computing Department. Here’s what he says about his time with us…

“I enjoyed and loved every second of studying at TyneMet. I made a lot of new friends and got the challenge I was looking for. I like how the teachers treat you as an adult and understand your learning needs.” The college give me a second chance in life after I had a big breakdown when I left sixth form in 2011. The college helped to rebuild me as a person by helping to build up my confidence, independent skills, motivation, determination. Studying at TyneMet also helped build me a path to amazing journey into my career which has helped me to reach and achieve my goals and targets.

Previous uniformed services student

Joe studied with us back in 2016 after coming from Burnside School. When leaving school, he wasn’t really sure what to do but decided to look at the courses we offer as his siblings studied with us and went on to have great careers. Eventually, after taking advice from family members in the armed forces, he enrolled on our Uniformed Services courses. The course allowed Joe to develop the skills needed to work in the sector as well as knowledge of all the services. Here’s what he says about his time studying with us…

“I gained qualifications but the best part about the course was the people I ended up meeting as well as the visits/opportunities the course had to offer such as training with the Royal Marines and visiting the Royal Fusiliers.”

During his studies, Joe’s tutor supported and guided him towards a career in the RAF as it best suited his skills so he applied to join at the end of the academic year. After finishing college, he then travelled to RAF Halton for 10 weeks basic training.

Fast forward to today, Joe has now served 4 years in the RAF and travelled the world to places including Germany, Falkland Islands and Cyprus on deployment. Joe describes his decision to study Uniformed Services as the ‘best decision I’ve ever made’.

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“I came to TyneMet for an induction day and really enjoyed it. I love all the practical work in beauty, it’s very hands-on so I’m never bored! I would really recommend coming to TyneMet. there’s loads of courses to choose from so you’ll definitely find a course for you.”

Headshot of Toni-Leigh Craig

“I’m really enjoying studying beauty at TyneMet, I’m already learning so many new skills! The college is a great place to study. You can learn in your own way and at your own pace so it really is more about you.” 




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