The History of Gateshead College
Gateshead College is a further education college established in 1955. It develops training and facilities to support the North East’s bid to become a hub for sustainability.
The College has also established a reputation for working in partnership with many organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Nissan, sports teams including Gateshead Thunder and the Newcastle Vipers, and The Sage Gateshead. Also, it was chosen founder college for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills.
Gateshead College develops training and facilities to support the North East's bid to become a hub for sustainability. The College has also established a reputation for working in partnership with many organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Nissan, sports teams including Gateshead Thunder and the Newcastle Vipers, and The Sage Gateshead and was chosen founder college for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills.
Life in Gateshead College
Gateshead College Students’ Union promotes the interests and welfare of Gateshead College students, providing a channel of communication between each other, the college and external organizations as well as giving them the chance to meet new people, try new things and get more involved with college life.
All students aged 16+ are automatically members of the Students’ Union; including those on employer lead courses, mature, part-time or short course students and therefore able to use its services, join in with events and purchase an NUS card.
This is the third year running Gateshead College has been ranked in the top ten best colleges in England and sees an improvement on last year's ranking of 6th place.
1. Applications Open
We start to take vocational study programmes and A level applications a year before the course starts. So if you’re in Year 11 at school now, it’s time to start applying for courses for the upcoming September.
2. Sign up online
Complete the short application form on any of our course pages., which you can access through viewing our subjects page.
3. Come along to an enrolment event
We’ll invite you into an Open Day where you can meet our teachers, find out more about our courses, take a tour of our campuses and sign up to secure your place for September.informal.
4. Interview or audition
For some of our courses, you’ll need to attend an interview or audition. We’ll let you know this at the enrolment event and we’ll send you details of a time and place. All interviews and auditions are friendly and informal.
5. Get Social
To stay up to date with all our latest news, competitions and events, follow us on social media.
6. Taster Sessions
Get a taste of life at college by coming along to one of our Say Hello and Have a Go Taster Sessions. You’ll get the chance to get to know your teachers, meet your future classmates and have a go at fun course-related activities.
7. Financial support
You may be interested in applying for some of the bursaries and grants that we offer to help cover some of the costs of coming to college, such as travel.
You can find out about this support at our enrolment events or here.
In June, we’ll write to you with information about how to apply for financial support.
8. Registration Day
Just before you receive your GCSE results in August, you’ll receive information from us in the post about your Registration Day. On this day, we’ll ask you to come into college so we can check your GCSE grades and complete your enrolment. The registration day is usually at the end of August.
Don’t worry if you don’t get the GCSE grades you expected, we’ll be able to talk to you about your options and find another course for you to enrol on
9. Start your course
On your Registration Day, you’ll be given details of your first day and your timetable.
Chris Basham - footballer with Sheffield United. Jill Scott - footballer with Manchester City Ladies and England women's national football team. Themba Yabantu - Basketball player with Newcastle Eagles.