College holds open night for would-be students

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INFORMATION on courses at South Tyneside College will be available at an open night on Tuesday.

Prospective students will also be able to enrol on the evening to further their education.

Lecturers from all departments, including South Shields Marine School, will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on subjects and academic and vocational routes.

Courses on offer include ones in beauty therapy, music, psychology, creative media production, healthcare, construction, motor vehicle engineering and business.

Many have staggered starting dates, allowing students to begin studies at times to suit their personal circumstances.

As well as vocational courses and apprenticeships, foundation degrees, BTecs and City and Guilds diplomas will be highlighted.

Lecturers also have details of the Access to Higher Education programme, which opens up learning in sport, business, health, education, humanities and engineering.

The programme, designed for those aged 19 and over and returning to learning, has two pathways each requiring up to 16 hours of weekly study.

The first is for people with defined career or university goals, and the second provides a more general subject range for those less sure of their future direction.

Alison Maynard, principal for professional and vocational courses, said: “We have a very varied curriculum, with courses to suit people with a vast array of needs and career goals.

“Our lecturers and support team will be available to provide advice and information to all those looking to find a course that matches their personal ambitions.

“This open night provides the perfect opportunity to open the college up to people who want to improve their education or training.”

The event is on from 5pm to 7pm at the college’s Westoe campus in St Georges Avenue, South Shields.

For details, call 427 3900 or visit