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Westgate College

westgate college 590x270Westgate College is Newcastle City Learning's main venue for both courses and our staff. We take well over 2,000 enrolments a year here and numbers are growing. As well as our full course offer, we run the Access to Higher Education (HEFC) programme from here. We have a fully equipped laboratory, a teaching kitchen and have just invested over £100,000 to refresh our ICT equipment.

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Venue facilities

Free Parking

Free wi-fi


Accessibility features

  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible café

Opening hours

Term Time:
8.30am - 8pm, Monday to Thursday
8.30am - 5pm, Friday

8.30am - 6pm, Monday to Thursday

8.30am - 5pm, Friday

How to get to the centre

Public transport

  • Bus: Bus numbers 10, 11, 38, 39, 40 or X80 from the city centre, and get off at Westgate Community College.

Westgate College
West Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 277 3520
Fax: 0191 273 9296


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Funding opportunity

FundingNeighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities funding for 2015-16
Newcastle City Learning, part of the council, are seeking bids from community and voluntary organisations to the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities funding for 2015-2016. This fund is to deliver adult learning across Newcastle to specifically disadvantaged groups of learners aged 19 and over. The closing date for bids is 12.00 noon on 11th December 2015. You can find out more by reading the attached documents here; NLDC Proposal form (pdf 357kb), NLDC prospectus (pdf 335kb), NLDC SLA (pdf 342kb)

Alternatively contact Michelle Scott on 0191 277 3520 or at

Enrol now for January

Jan 16Our new brochure is now available to download here (pdf, 3.68MB) Take a look at our courses for the new term starting in January 2016 and get in touch to book your place. The brochure also contains a feature on Apprenticeships, and you can find out about our opening hours over the holiday period. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Market on 10th December

christmas 15Come along to our Christmas Market at Westgate College on Thursday 10th December from 10am to 2pm. There will be lots of stalls selling goods, arts and crafts and clothes, along with wonderful food from around the world. If you are one of our learners and would like to paricipate please contact Hardus du Plessis on 0191 2773561 for more information.

A packed hall at Westgate

Rafa with Oona Chi and Miriam backing Westgate College  On 18th September 2015 a packed hall at Westgate College listened to Baroness Oona King of Bow in conversation with Dr Miriam Stoppard, chaired by Chi Onwurah MP. The event, in association with the Workers' Educational Association, also saw the launch of the new All Parliamentary Group for Lifelong Learning. Our photo shows Baroness Oona King of Bow,Dr Miriam Stoppard and Chi Onwurah MP outside Westgate College with Rafa Canet, one of our Adult Learning and Skills Co-ordinators.

Job and career support


If you are already attending a course with Newcastle City Learning and seeking employment or career advice we may be able to support you further. Working in Partnership with JET Jobs, Education and Training we can help you decide what to do with your new skills and plan your future goals to achieve the next step on the path to employment. Find out more about The Hub - our career and employment service based at Westgate College

Want to lend a helping hand?


Our Skills for Life team are currently looking for volunteers to support our learners in their English and maths classes. Our learners have a wide range of abilities, which means that volunteering is interesting, challenging and rewarding. Sessions are held at the Heaton Centre, Trewhitt Road Heaton and also at Westgate College, on the West Road.

If you would be interested in volunteering, and want to know what it involves, please contact Gill Thompson at the Heaton Centre on 0191 2782822.

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