Gateshead College is a further education college in the town of Gateshead, England. Established on November 15, 1955 at Durham Road in Low Fell, Gateshead. The original campus was closed as part of a planned move in January 2008. The college moved into a £39 million new main site located at the Baltic Quayside in Gateshead. Also opened during the move was the Academy for Sport based at Gateshead International Stadium and in Team Valley the Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics. Also in Team Valley, the Skills Academy for Construction opened in summer 2008.More than £75million has seen the development of six campuses, for academic and vocational courses. Based in the North East of England, Gateshead College offers further education to 16- to 18-year-olds, higher education, apprenticeships, part-time adult learning and training for employers.
We’re the top performing college in the region, number six in England and one of only two colleges in the country to secure Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ grading in the last academic year. Because we put in everything we’ve got to make sure our students succeed. At Gateshead College we give our students the employment edge .That means work-ready students with the unique combination of high quality education and real world skills. We develop our courses hand in hand with local companies, so our students will have the experience and work ethic to do their employer proud. Supporting business and the local economy is at the heart of everything we do. We’re committed to recognising and celebrating individuality.
We appreciate that we are all individuals, we have our own way of doing things, our own stamp and approach. Our individuality is not only what makes us all unique, it is also our strength. We’re focused on creating the right environment, culture, processes and policies that fit our whole college community. We want our staff and students to feel happy, fulfilled and to be successful and equality and diversity is a key factor in achieving this. We have six campuses offering fantastic accommodation in key locations across the North East, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland. Gateshead Colleges Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions. The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead. The Academy for Sport is located at Gateshead International Stadium, while the Auto Skills Centre, the Skills Academy for Construction and the Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics are conveniently situated on the Team Valley Trading Estate. Newest facility, the Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation, is based at Nissan UK in Sunderland. Gateshead College providing part time, full time, higher education, apprenticeship courses.
Full time courses include automotive engineering, business and administration, catering and hospitality, construction and property, creative industries like music, media, game designing etc, hair dressing and beauty therapy, health social care and early years, IT and computing, public and uniform cervices, sports, and travel and tourism. Part time courses are automotive and engineering, business and administration, catering and hospitality, construction and property, creative industries, engineering and manufacturing, foundation learning, functional skills, hair dressing and beauty therapy, health social care and early years, IT and computing, leader ship and business management, motor vehicle and transport, teaching and learning. Apprenticeship courses are catering and hospitality, automotive engineering, catering and hospitality, creative industries, leader ship and business management, health social care and early years, motor vehicle and transport, service industries. Higher education are access to the higher education, business and administration, teaching and learning, sports, IT and computing, health social care and early years, hair dressing and beauty therapy, engineering and manufacturing, creative industries.