Post-16 Learning in Newcastle

16th April 2020 by Richard Allnutt

To make things easy for you CareerWave has provided a handy list of post-16 providers in your local area. We have split these providers into three main groups; Sixth Forms, Colleges of Further Education and Training Providers.

Each has a main focus- Sixth Forms largely do academic subjects. Colleges have a long history of teaching technical courses. Training Providers work with employers to provide Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Employability/Personal Development learning.

However there is also a lot of crossover- Sixth Forms usually offer a selection of Level 3 technical courses. Colleges sometimes have their own Sixth Form and always offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Training Providers often offer the same full-time technical courses found in Colleges, notably in construction trades, motor vehicle repair and engineering.

So, below is your list to get you started, although you may also want to take note of the lists for neighbouring areas. For example, we know that some students in Newcastle might access post-16 learning elsewhere. Furthermore, please be aware that Training Providers are more difficult to keep a track of and many operate nationally and regionally. We have listed some notable ones, but our strong advice is to use the Find an Apprenticeship website to search for vacancies and identify Training Providers to contact.

Sixth Form

Benfield School Sixth Form

Gosforth Academy Sixth Form

Jesmond Park Academy Sixth Form

Kenton School Sixth Form

Newcastle Sixth Form College

North East Futures UTC (Newcastle City Centre)

Sacred Heart Catholic High School Sixth Form (Fenham)

St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School Sixth Form (Fenham)

St. Mary’s Catholic School Sixth Form (Longbenton)

Studio West (West Denton)

Walbottle Academy Sixth Form

Walker Riverside Academy Sixth Form (limited technical courses on-site. However a wider offer as part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust which includes Tyne Metropolitan College, Queen Alexandra Sixth Form and North East Futures UTC and, south of the river, South Tyneside College)


Newcastle College

Popular Colleges in other areas (please check the relevant article for a full list of opportunities outside Newcastle)

Gateshead College

Tyne Metropolitan College

Northumberland College (including Kirkley Hall campus for land-based courses)

South Tyneside College (including The Marine School)

Training Providers

Access Training

Baltic Training

BL Hairdressing


Gateshead Borough Council

Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle

ITEC North East

Key Training

Learning Curve Group

NA College

Nacro Newcastle

Newcastle City Learning

Northern Skills Group

Prince’s Trust

QA Newcastle

TDR Training

TRN (Train) Ltd

Tyne North Training