We're a grade 1 outstanding college, the only one in Tyne and Wear.

This means our students get an outstanding experience, the very best quality of education with real world skills that helps them to be outstanding and to stand out.

Anything less than outstanding just isn’t good enough for our students, our employers and our community. As the only Grade 1 outstanding college in Tyne and Wear, we believe this makes us a stand out choice.

What makes us outstanding?

Here are some extracts from the report. You can read the full version here.

  • Learners develop outstanding employability skills so that they have the ‘employment edge’.
  • The quality of work experience is excellent.
  • The college environment is highly inclusive, providing a supportive and challenging learning environment for learners.
  • Learners benefit from very high levels of motivation, care and support from all staff, ensuring high rates of retention and progress.