Which course do I choose?

A wide range of courses to choose from

We offer a wide range of courses for those aged over 19 from introductory courses for beginners to advanced and higher education courses for those with prior knowledge and qualifications.

What students say

''The course has given me confidence and self belief and the college has really helped me develop as a person.''

Paul Slater
Foundation Degree Graphic Design

Choosing the right qualification....

Employability courses

Our employability courses are a beginners level qualification designed to give you the confidence to return to work and develop the skills you need to stand out in the job market. Employability courses are free if you receive jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance or inactive benefits.

Vocational courses

Diplomas, BTECs and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are practical courses which are particularly good if you’re looking for a career-focused course or to gain an accredited qualification for an interest that you have. Lots of the teaching is through project work and taught by tutors with industry experience.

Access to HE

An HE Access course or HEFC is ideal for mature learners who have been away from education for a while and need the qualifications to meet the entry requirements for higher education. On successful completion of your access course or HEFC you may want to study for a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree at Newcastle College or apply to a different university - when you get the grades you always wanted, the options for your future are endless.

Professional accredited qualifications

Develop your career with a professional qualification from the CIPD, ILM or CIM. Choose from courses that are preferred and valued by employers in human resources, management or marketing. Many employers support professional development so this could be the ideal route for you.

Higher Education

We offer over 80 full-time and part-time higher education courses including Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Postgraduate courses. There are a wide range of subjects to choose from, to see the full course listing click here.

We have some of the most competitive tuition fees around and if you have prior work experience you may be eligible for our Recognition Service, which means you can
fast-track your degree because your experience counts towards your qualification. For more information click here.

Careers in teaching

The Newcastle School of Education (NSE) is a Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training and can set you on the path to a rewarding teaching career. The NSE offers a full range of teacher education programmes aimed at those wanting a career in teaching young people and adults. Click here to visit their website.