Newcastle College

About us

Here at Newcastle College we are positioned at the heart of the region's business community to ensure that the future generation of talent receive training which is up to date with the requirements of employers. We offer a breadth of training and development programmes, from entry level qualifications to Masters degrees. 

Our aim is to unlock the potential of every student that begins their journey with us and it's our duty to ensure that we teach individuals the skills so that they can enter employment after completing their studies. By aligning ourselves close to industry we're able to provide a pipeline of talent which benefits the North East and the wider economy.


The Queen's Award for Further and Higher Education

Newcastle College has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition for its outstanding commitment to vocational training through its Transport Academy.

The prize forms part of the national honours system and is the highest major honour that can be awarded to a UK college or university. It is the most significant form of national recognition
open to a UK academic or vocational institution.


Business Collaboration and Partnerships in Further and Higher Education Award

Newcastle College has been recognised for its commitment to industry collaboration and vocational education at this year’s Educate the North Awards.

Its visionary relationship with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, received the award for Business Collaboration and Partnerships in FE/HE


Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver

Newcastle College has been awarded a TEF Silver rating in the government's new teaching excellence framework for higher education.

The TEF is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers.

Participating higher education providers receive a gold, silver or bronze award reflecting the excellence of their teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. The awards cover undergraduate teaching.


Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP)

We are a part of NCG, who have been awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), and were the first FE institution in the UK to develop and award our own Honours and Masters degrees.

These powers allow us to build on our strength as a vocational HE provider, developing degrees which are more responsive and meet the skills needs of employers.


TES FE Award 2017 'Best Support for Learners Award'

Newcastle College was awarded the coveted title of "Best Support for Learners" at the 2017 Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards.

The award was offered in recognition of the outstanding work delivered by Newcastle College's Central Support Service.

The award recognised the College's Autism Academy, which serves over 190 learners.


EcoCampus Silver Award

Newcastle College has achieved Silver status from EcoCampus – the leading environmental management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors.

The EcoCampus silver award is given to organisations who strive to measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions across their own operations.


Matrix Award

The College's Student Services department holds the Matrix Award. Matrix is a national  quality standard for organisations delivering information, advice and guidance services about learning and work.

The team was particularly praised for its highly motivated staff and commitment to equal opportunities.


Beacon Status Award

Newcastle College boasts Beacon College status - awarded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service in recognition of
excellence and innovation within the further education sector.


NGI Partner

We’re proud to be a partner of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, working together to inspire people to visit, live, learn, work and invest in our region.