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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.
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.
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Diplomas, BTECs and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are designed to help you learn in a practical way about a specific job area.
They can help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher levels of education. 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.
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Professional accredited qualifications
Develop your career with a professional qualification from the CIPD or ILM. 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.
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We offer over 60 full-time and part-time higher education courses including Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Postgraduate courses.
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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.
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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.
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