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Further & higher education

Choosing a course

Choices at Sixteen

Don't worry if you don't know what you want to do in the future - you are not alone! There are a lot of options available, so you will have to think carefully before making your choice. Visit Choices in Year 11 to help you make an informed decision.

Choices at Eighteen

After taking a level 3 course, leading to qualifications such as A levels, you could consider higher education, further education or work-related training, getting a job, taking a year out or self-employment. Choices at 6th form or college helps you consider these.

Further education in South Tyneside

St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School

Harton Technology College 6th form

South Tyneside College

St Wilfrid's RC College

Whitburn Church of England Academy

Other further education nearby

Newcastle College

Sunderland College

Gateshead College

Tyne Metropolitan College

Higher education nearby

Newcastle University

Sunderland University

Northumbria University


For regular updates on local FE, HE, Training and Apprenticeship opportunities like the Connexions South Tyneside Facebook page.

For information on Work Based Training provision like the South Tyneside Training Provider Network page.


Information on discounted travel tickets for students aged 16-19:

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