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South Shields Marine School (South Tyneside College)

Location South Shields, Tyne & Wear, approximately 5 miles from the city of Newcastle

Total number of students – 17,000


Courses offered

  • HNC Nautical Science (Deck Officer Trainee Scheme)
  • Foundation Degree in Marine Operations (Deck Officer Trainee Scheme)
  • HNC Marine Engineering (Engineer Officer Trainee Scheme)
  • Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering (Engineer Officer Trainee Scheme)
  • Foundation Degree in Marine Electrical/Electronics (ETO Officer Trainee Scheme)


Training facilities

Simulators –

  • Two full mission bridge simulators both with 360° field of view
  • Four bridge navigation simulation suite and a 120° visual field of view using 60” plasma screens.
  • Full mission engine room simulator

Pool – On-site 18 metre pool



Student Life

Accommodation – Has its own halls of residence. Other student accommodation and private accommodation is available in surrounding area.


On-campus facilities:

  • Student Union
  • Lifestyle centre
  • Gym
  • Sports hall
  • Playing fields
  • Various student clubs and associations


Off-campus facilities – Its close proximity to the city of Newcastle as well to the coast allow students access to a host of social, cultural, sporting and leisure activities.


Transport links:

  • Newcastle Metro has several stations close by
  • Newcastle Central Railway Station is about 5 miles away and links with the Metro system
  • Newcastle International Airport is approx. 15 miles away


What past students say 
What past students say – ‘I really enjoyed my time at South Tyneside College. They have great facilities which really helped me with my training. Some subjects were tricky but the lecturers really helped me when I needed them.’

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