Julia Belgutay

South Tyneside College’s ship comes in with a special win

Tes pays a visit to the award-winning college that’s home to a world-famous marine school

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“We really are world class,” says Lindsey Whiterod, chief executive of South Tyneside College. “Any ship you get on, there will be a captain or a first officer who has been trained at South Tyneside.”

While the college has built up an enviable reputation for its marine school, news of its success is continuing to spread. In February, the college achieved its most notable triumph yet, claiming the titles for college and overall FE provider of the year at the Tes FE Awards 2017.

The college trains hundreds of staff for the marine industries, from cadet all the way through to master mariner.

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