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Our College

Choices College is a registered Specialist Post-16 College and provides Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) educational support.

All of our education provision is subject to Ofsted Inspection and DFE regulations. We teach Ofqual and ESFA-approved curriculum via  awarding organisations; National Council for Further Education (NCFE) and Open Award.

Course Content

Our curriculum includes:

  • Employability Skills
  • Functional maths and English (GCSE provision is available as necessary)
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • CV, interview and job search preparation

Infographic: Project Choice has a 92% course completion rate, which is 4% higher than the national average for further learning of people with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities. 

Remote Learning

Our college works hard to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the wider community.

During Covid-19 lockdowns, we developed a partnership with Springpod to create a virtual work-related online platform for our work experience students to continue learning at home where needed.

We are thrilled to announce we have expanded our online e-learning for students joining in the upcoming semesters.

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Helpful College Information

Ofsted Rating

All of our education provision is subject to Ofsted Inspection and DFE regulations.

In December 2019 the College was awarded a ‘Good’ Provider Rating by Ofsted. The full report can be found here.


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Choices College Policies and Procedures

College Contacts

Choices College address:

The Grainger Suite,

Dobson House,

Regent Centre,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


College Leads:

Linda Selby MBE

National College Lead - Operations

Phone: 07747 775659

Email: linda.selby@nhs.net

Paula Martin-King

National College Lead – Funding & Contracts

Phone: 07904 968 539

Email: Paula.Martin-king@nhs.net

Central Team:

Clare Learwood

Education Quality Assurance Manager

Phone: 07788 778153

Email: clare.learwood@nhs.net

Beth Gibb

Business Manager

Phone: 07506 512182

Email: beth.gibb1@nhs.net