To provide outstanding educational opportunities, we will benefit learners and the communities we serve.

Bigger, Better, Stronger



Our business engagement experts will work closely with you to analyse your business and workforce needs, as well as current and future plans. This will result in the development of a bespoke training solution for your business to give you that competitive edge, future proof your workforce and adopt the best workplace practices.

Whether you choose to add a new apprentice to your workforce or upskill a current employee, we can support with training that will fit with your business needs. Every apprentice will train and work with you while studying ‘off-the-job’ either at college or via a blended approach.


Our business engagement experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have and offer support with the changing needs of your business.

A dedicated work-based tutor will support your apprentice(s) throughout their programme. They will visit your workplace to gather evidence, monitor and support progress, and prepare them for their end point assessment.


We offer apprenticeships in most subject areas. You can find our full offer here: TYNE COAST COLLEGE - training provider (education.gov.uk)


  • 86% of employers state that apprenticeships help them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • 78% of employers state that apprenticeships help them improve productivity
  • 74% of employers state that apprenticeships help them improve the quality of their product or service


If you’re interested in employing an apprentice or want more information about our bespoke training programmes for your current staff, contact our Director of Business Engagement, Partnerships and Apprenticeships, Lynsey Whitehead.

Email: apprenticeships@tynecoast.ac.uk Tel: 0191 427 3696

Senior leadership team

Our key staff

Dr Lindsey Whiterod, CBE

Chief Executive
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Jane Cuthbertson

Chief Operating Officer
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Mandy Morris

Principal, TyneMet & South Tyneside
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Simon Ashton

Principal, South Shields Marine School
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Diane Turner

Vice Principal, Tyne Coast College
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David Gardner

Assistant Principal, South Tyneside
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Tony Pattison

Director of Quality
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Lorraine Schapira

Director of Marketing and Recruitment
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Craig Scott

Director of IT
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Emma Douglas

Director of HE
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Allyson Edney

Executive Director of Human Resources
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