Newcastle College
Newcastle College

About Us

Newcastle College is a Further Education and Higher Education college in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The college has a complex history, being an amalgamation of various colleges and training providers. The college is a part of a larger corporation called NCG (formerly the Newcastle College Group). Ofsted downgraded the college to 'good' following its inspection in 2012, having been graded 'outstanding' in both 2004 and 2008.The college has attracted further controversy in recent years, with accusations of workplace bullying, high redundancies in teaching staff, and the ejection of inspectors from the premises. Newcastle College also offers HE qualifications. These include Foundation Degrees Bachelor's Degrees and Masters Degrees. The college has over 3,000 HE students and is one of the biggest providers of HE in FE. These students have access to HE-only facilities such as Space. The college previously offered foundation degrees validated by universities, including Leeds Metropolitan, Northumbria, and Sunderland. In July 2011, Newcastle College was awarded Foundation Degree(FD) Awarding Powers, allowing it to develop and validate its own FD programmes.[