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Our College

Project Choice 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. 

Covid 19 and continuing education

Our College works hard to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the wider community. We follow all the required government guidelines for education providers in relation to COVID safety.

During lockdowns, we developed a partnership with Springpod to create an online learning tool for our work experience students to continue learning at home.

We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding 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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Project Choice Policies and Procedures

College Contacts

Project Choice 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@hee.nhs.uk


Paula Martin-King

National College Lead – Funding & Contracts

Phone: 07904 968 539

Email: Paula.Martin-king@hee.nhs.uk


Central Team:

Clare Learwood

Education Quality Assurance Manager

Email: clare.learwood@hee.nhs.uk