Tyne Coast College

Opportunities for all

Created from a merger of South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College, Tyne Coast College is dedicated to providing outstanding education that empowers people to succeed both personally and professionally.

Working from key campuses and locations, we offer students an almost unlimited range of vocational and technical qualifications, as well as an outstanding framework of A levels and sports opportunities.

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Our mission and vision

Our mission is to provide outstanding and equal educational opportunities to the learners and communities we serve. Doing so will satisfy our vision to become a world-class educational facility, dedicated to developing the potential of all.


  • We believe in being a strong community presence.
  • We believe every student should achieve their potential.
  • We value professionalism, commitment, and excellence in our staff.
  • We believe the needs of employers should shape our curriculum.
  • We work to make a significant positive impact on the local, regional and national economy.
  • We welcome and include everyone in our community, and value individuality and diversity.
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As well as South Tyneside and Tyne Metropolitan College, Tyne Coast College also includes South Shields Marine School, recognised as one of the world’s leading maritime training centres, and Queen Alexandra, which specialises in A-level provision.

Other specialist support we offer is Career College North East, a pioneering programme for 14 to 16-year-olds to learn Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Science or Marine; TMC Campus, a specialist in Construction crafts; IGNITE Centre for Engineering & Innovation; the Marine and Offshore Safety Training Centre (MOST), a UK-leading offshore training facility; and Creative Studios, which has state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching in Fine Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Media, Photography, and Fashion and Textiles.

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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.