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Welcome to Gateshead College

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.

About us

Our purpose: To shape and nurture the most highly prized students in the job market.

Our vision: Prized students shaping their futures and our communities.

Our values:

We will strive to achieve our full potential and will help others to do the same.

We will deliver outstanding experiences for everyone.

We will work in partnership with others to achieve our vision and share greater benefits. 

We will approach everything with a creative, can-do attitude.

We are focused, effective and accountable. 

We will respect others and our environment.

Facilities available

  • Academy for Sport

    Our Academy for Sport is part of a cutting edge sport facility at Gateshead International Stadium.

  • Baltic Campus

    Our £39million Baltic Campus is based at the centre of the Baltic Business Quarter on Gateshead Quays, which will be home to major employers, hotels and restaurants, and the cultural hot spots of Newcastle city centre. 

  • Skills Academy for Construction

    This 3000 square metre facility is home to all our construction trade courses such as plumbing, electrical installation, painting & decorating and plastering with dedicated areas for each trade as well as a modern café.

  • Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics

    Based on Team Valley our centre has top of the range equipment including; state-of-the-art driving simulators, MOT testing equipment, a rolling road, specialist diagnostic equipment, spray booths and a dedicated welding workshop.

  • Baltic Salon and Spa

    Perfect for all the essentials in life including manicures, waxing, tanning, facials and massage, Baltic Salon and Spa also offers more indulgent treats including flotation treatments, full-body wraps and a range of pamper packages.

Additional support

Learning Support Service

We welcome the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, and we are committed to meeting all of its requirements.

Our Learning Support Manager is available to discuss individual requirements for those who have additional needs, and provide advice, including information about DSA (The Disabled Student's Allowance). Alternatively you can get further information about DSAs (and download a copy of Bridging the Gap) by visiting

Our Disability Statement will help you to make an informed decision about choosing to study here. You will be assessed on your academic ability for the course you wish to study.

We can offer:

  • Individualised and tailor made student support, in and out of class
  • Assistance through the use of a range of specialist equipment
  • Advice and assistance with access, resources and materials
  • Liaison with parents and carers, schools and external support agencies
  • Support with personal care
  • Support at meal and break times.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Gateshead College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016

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