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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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New brochure out now!

AO July14Welcome to the latest edition of the Newcastle City Learning brochure (6.63MB), featuring the adult learning and training opportunities available for you. There really is something for everyone and enrolling is easy too. From Monday 21 July 2014 you can use our online booking service, visit any of our centre receptions or call our freephone telephone number, 0800 073 0911. We are available to offer you all the information, advice and guidance you need to help you choose the right course for you. There is also a special feature on pages 18-19 about our Access to HE Diploma programme and the open days we have planned. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bid for NLDC funds

moneyNLDC funding for 2014-2015 is now available. Newcastle City Learning, part of the council, is seeking bids from community and voluntary organisations to the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities funding for 2014-2015. 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 18th July 2014. You can find out more by reading the attached documents.

NLDC 2014-2015 Proposal form (pdf, 270kb)

NLDC 2014-2015 Prospectus (pdf, 333kb)

NLDC 2014-2015 Service Level Agreement (pdf, 238kb)

Alternatively contact David Stewart on 0191 277 3601 or at

Read all about it!

booksOur latest newsletter for May 2014 is now available here (pdf, 318kb). Read all about what is going on at Newcastle City Learning, our plans to celebrate Adult Learners Week, and feedback about our Learner Voice process.

Thumbs up for great service!


We got great news in May 2014 when we were successful in the re-accreditation of our Customer Service Excellence award. The assessor visited us for two days and was very pleased with the evidence that he found and with the people he met on his visit. Some of the main points that came out in the feedback were:

• We know our customers and their needs and preferences very well
• We put great effort into engaging with hard to reach groups and demonstrate good strategies for this
• We consult with learners to ensure that we continuously improve the service that we offer

He was very impressed with our Love to learn scheme, our range of partners, and how we work closely from a strategic to delivery level. He also expressed delight in the new website and how we had involved users in the development of the site and future features that are in progress.

His feedback also made reference to the excellent tutors and staff that we have and the relationship that is very apparent with our learners. A special mention was made to our Chaplain, Gavin Wort and also to the Police for the work that they undertake in College and the support given as a Safe Reporting Centre.

The assessor did give us a couple of areas where we can make some improvements, such as keeping our display areas up to date, and we will be working on those too.

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 empoyment 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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