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College 16 to 18

Foundation Learning

If you haven't achieved your GCSE Grade 2 or above in English and maths we can help you get them. Whether you want to resit your GCSEs or need to start again with functional skills, there are a range of options to help you improve your ability at Newcastle College.


We offer a supportive atmosphere to help you develop your skills and interests, and build your confidence. Successfully completing these courses will allow you to progress to further education courses at levels 1, 2 or 3.

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What can I study?

Access To Further Education

This is a progression-focused course which focuses on the development of English and maths with the aim to boost confidence and self-esteem.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Vocational Options

If you're looking for an opportunity to explore your choices in a supportive environment, this Vocational Options course is tailor-made to your individual needs.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Developing Vocational Skills

Are you interested in gardening, hospitality or retail? This course will help you develop skills and gain experience to prepare for employment.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Life Skills/Preparing for Adulthood

If you're looking to develop your confidence and independence, this course will help you build the skills you need.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Supported Internship

Our Supported Internship will help you gain experience in a working environment alongside gaining maths and English qualifications.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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ESOL for 16 to 18 year olds

The 16-18 ESOL Beginner - Advanced course will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. Improving your English will make it easier to progress with further study

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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How can I progress?

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University Centre

Choose from over 70 degrees developed in collaboration with employers, so you'll graduate with the skills you really need to secure your dream job.

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Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn with an Apprenticeship at Newcastle College.

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Levels Explained

Trying to make sense of your grades? Not sure what you can study? Read our handy 'levels explained' guide.