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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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NLDC Funding announcement

moneyNeighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities Funding announcement
As a result of a last minute and significant funding reduction to the service we feel that we need to suspend the process for bidding for funds for NLDC while we consider our options in full. This does not necessarily mean that we won't be going ahead with these projects but we don't wish to cause you any unnecessary work on writing and preparing a bid at this moment in time. As soon as we have made a decision on the funding for NLDC projects, we will contact you. In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Summer 2015 brochure out now

summer 2015Summer 2015 brochure out now!

Our new brochure is now available here (pdf, 6.86MB). Call in to one of our centres to enrol, or call our freephone number on 0800 073 0911

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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Don't forget you can log on to our virtual learning environment - Moodle - to look at course information sheets, our learner handbook and our course listings brochure. 
If you are a current learner you can also join discussion groups.
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New financial support for [...]

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There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 24 years old. Level 3 and 4 courses will no longer be funded by the Government but you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Level Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan goes on to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Applications for loans are already open now for courses starting between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015. Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.

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