The Gateway / Student Services
Tyne Metropolitan College offers a range of courses and training options available across all levels, from entry level to Higher Education. The college have a team of dedicated Student Advisors who will be more than happy to help you explore options available to find the right next step for you. You'll find the Advisors in The Gateway, our drop in centre located just next to Reception at the main entrance of college of our Coast Road campus.
Our Gateway Team offer you help and advice in the following:
- Course and training information, advice and guidance
- Financial support information, advice and guidance
- Book student counselling appointments
- Signposting to other services
If you would like support with any of the above or have other general enquiries we are available during the following hours.
Gateway opening times
Term-time: Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm
College Holidays: Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm
Telephone: 0191 229 5000, option 2
At Tyne Metropolitan College, many students do not have to pay for their course tuition fees; they are paid by the Government or the College on your behalf. Some students are also eligible for extra help with costs such as childcare, books, travel, trips and equipment.
These forms will give some guidance on what you can expect.
- Students aged 16-18
- Students aged 19+ and studying a level 1 or 2 course
- Students aged 19+ and studying a course at level 3
- Money Matters: Financial help with your studies
FREE travel and FREE lunches for 16-18 year olds*
If you live more than 3 miles from the College and your household income is less than £25k per year, you may be eligible for a free travel pass (if you live in Tyne & Wear) or financial support towards travel (if you live in an area outside of Tyne & Wear) of up to £300 per term or £900 per year.
Learners who live within the North Tyneside Council area need to apply to the council for help with travel costs.
If you are studying full-time, with an income of less than £25k per year, you may be entitled to free lunches.
*All support is subject to criteria