Post-16 Learning in Newcastle

26th August 2022 by CareerWave

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

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 Sixth Form (Fenham)

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

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

Studio West Sixth Form (West Denton)

Walbottle Academy Sixth Form

Walker Riverside Academy Sixth Form

Popular Sixth Forms in other areas

Burnside College Sixth Form

Churchill Community College Sixth Form

Emmanuel College Sixth Form

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College

Colleges of Further Education

Newcastle College

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

Askham Bryan College (Veterinary Nursing qualifications delivered in a centre at Team Valley, Gateshead)

Gateshead College

Tyne Metropolitan College

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

South Tyneside College (including South Shields Marine School)

Other Learning Providers

Access Training

Baltic Training

Kleek Apprenticeships (Hair and Beauty)


Gateshead Borough Council

Groundwork Route2Work College (Jarrow, personal development/study programme)

ITEC North East

Key Training

Learning Curve Group

Military Preparation College (Walker)

NA College

Nacro Newcastle

Newcastle City Learning

Northern Directions  (16-24 NEET personal development programme for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland)

Northern Skills Group

Optimum Skills (Gateshead Construction Academy)

Prince’s Trust

QA Newcastle

TDR Training

TRN (Train) Ltd

Trinity Solutions Academy

Tyne North Training