The Gateway / Student Services

We offer a range of vocational courses and training options for all ages and abilities, from entry level to Higher Education. The college has a team of dedicated Advice and Guidance Advisors who can help you explore your options and make the right career choice for you. You'll find Gateway to the left of the main entrance of the college, on our Coast Road campus.

We understand that not all students are the same. That’s why we create personalised study programmes for each and every one of our students so they can continue to achieve.  We bring learning to life and offer support and guidance through every step of your college journey.

In short, we help turn our students’ career ambitions into reality. 

Our Student Advisors can support you on all of the following:

  • Advice and guidance on course and training information
  • Careers guidance – Our careers advisors hold interviews to discuss which options are most suitable for you.  Please remember all advice and guidance is impartial.
  • Financial support information, advice and guidance
  • Signposting to other services

Get in Touch


Telephone: 0191 229 5000, option 2

LiveChat: This is accessed via our website in the chat button at the bottom right corner. The team are available 9am-5pm (Monday – Thursday) 9am-4.30pm (Friday)

Alternatively, you can pop the Student Gateway, located just off main reception. 

Student Support 

We want you to have the best experience when studying with us, but we also want to make sure you are supported every step of your student journey. 
Check out our our video here which explains the student support available to all students. 

Student finance

Many of our students do not have to pay for their course tuition fees; they are paid by the Government or the College on your behalf. Some students are also eligible for extra help with costs such as childcare, books, travel, trips and equipment.

Bursary Eligibility 

Whether you're 16-18 or 19+, you may also be eligible to receive a bursary. 

Get in touch with our team to find out more or check out our guidance forms. 

16-18 Bursary Guidance 2021-22

19+ Bursary Guidance 2021-22

FREE travel and FREE lunches for 16-18 year olds*

If you live more than 3 miles from the College and your household income is less than £40k per year, you may be eligible for a free travel pass (if you live in Tyne & Wear) or financial support towards travel (if you live in an area outside of Tyne & Wear) of up to £300 per term or £900 per year.

Learners who live within the North Tyneside Council area need to apply to the council for help with travel costs.

If you are studying full-time, with an income of less than £40k per year, you may be entitled to free lunches.

*All support is subject to criteria

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