About us

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We understand that a good education alone isn’t enough to succeed in today’s world. That might sound strange coming from a college but we’re nothing if not honest. To succeed today you need to be educated and employable and they’re not the same thing.

That’s why we offer the highest standards of education and real world skills.

It’s a combination we call employment edge and it’s totally unique to Gateshead College.

Employment edge means:

  • Hands on experience that will make your CV stand out from the pile
  • Being able to walk into a business, look people in the eye and know you deserve to be there
  • The confidence to shine in an interview and the strength to tackle the world of work
  • Giving parents the confidence that their child will be challenged as well as nurtured
  • Helping organisations build team that will be the heartbeat of the business, with personal and professional skills

We know all this can seem daunting but we’ll be with you from day one, every step of the way.

That’s what we believe Gateshead College is all about. Giving you the confidence and self-belief you need to find your purpose. And the skills, support and direction you need to make the most of your talents. It’s these things that will make a big difference to your life.

Qualifications matter. And we’ll help you get the ones you need. But we’ll also give you so much more. And if we both put in everything we’ve got, you’ll be more than ready for the world of work.

Mission and Values