Project Choice

Supported training programme for young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism.


  1. Overview
  2. What is on offer
  3. How to apply
  4. Contacts


Project Choice is a supported training programme for young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism.

The class sizes are smaller so than you can get more one to one support.

Help from learning support staff as well as a teacher is available.

If appropriate, you will be met when you come into college by your key support and teaching staff. You will have someone with you until you are picked up or leave college.

What is on offer

Project Choice is an award-winning programme that will provide you with the skills and experience you need to get into work.

The programme is delivered by Gateshead College, with the support of private sector businesses.

Through Project Choice, you'll have the opportunity to gain the skills and qualities you need to get a job.

The team will work with you to help you learn how to work as well as you can.

As part of your study programme you will work towards gaining a qualification in employability skills which will support the practical tasks you carry out in your work placement.

You will also develop your maths and English skills as part of your programme, as these are key skills that employers look for.

Project Choice programmes are based at the Baltic Campus and work experience takes place offsite with a local placement partner.

Skills you will gain from the programme:

  • Independent living skills including daily living, health, relationships, community, leisure, travel and mobility.
  • Communication, maths and English skills.
  • Opportunities to get involved in arts, sport and leisure.
  • Lots of practical skills through work preparation and work experience and a chance to try practical areas such as: catering and hospitality, sport, ICT and performing arts.
  • Experience in the workplace whilst on work placements.

How to apply

Call 0191 490 2427 or email


Web: Project Choice
Telephone: 0191 490 2427