Education Partnership North East announces new LGBTQ+ Group name

Education Partnership North East has announced a new name for its LGBTQ+ group, voted for by students across the college group. ‘True Colours’ was chosen as students felt it was the most appropriate and representative name for the group and its bright future. The college group and youth work team work hard to promote an … Continued

Enabling excellence during Learning at Work Week

Teaching staff from across Education Partnership North East’s group of colleges have taken part in a series of workshops led by local employers to better understand current and future workforce skills requirements.  As part of Learning at Work Week (5 to 11 October 2020), representatives from some of the group’s key industries including Nissan and Marelli (engineering and automotive), Home Group … Continued

Students celebrate outstanding vocational results

Students at Hartlepool Sixth Form discovered their hard work had been worth it after receiving the results of their vocational qualifications, enabling them to take their next steps to becoming key workers of the future and support the economic recovery.  The students studied a range of vocational qualifications in areas of key strategic importance such as business, applied science, health, education and digital.    Mia Mottram, 18, … Continued

A-Level students make the grade

Students at Hartlepool Sixth Form discovered that they have made the grade after gaining their A-Level results today.  Despite a challenging year due to the pandemic, the A-Level students are a step closer to their university and career ambitions. Outstanding individual achievements included Daniel Liddle who achieved 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The 18-year-old from Hartlepool will be heading to Durham University to study a maths masters. He said:   “I … Continued

Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Student Union May giveaway

This month we’re giving you the chance to WIN a £25 Netflix gift card! To enter: You must be a current Hartlepool Sixth Form student Follow @epnestudentunion and @hartlepoolsixth on Instagram Post the Netflix Giveaway graphic on college social media from 18th May and tag in five of your fellow students. The competition will close … Continued

Supporting the LGBT+ community

During this time it is hard to find support and have someone to talk to. There are two organisations that are still offering support to the LGBT+ community during lockdown. Visit or for more information.

Supporting your future

Our dedicated Careers team continue to offer 1:1 guidance to all of our students during this time. Email with your queries or to arrange an appointment, The team are also running live sessions every week which you can attend virtually. These will support your progression decisions, help to develop you employability skills and get … Continued

Supporting your health & wellbeing

During this difficult time, our fantastic support teams are still here for you.  Our Intensive Support and Counselling Teams continue to provide their support. They are available on LiveChat Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. You can also email if you need to speak to someone or have any concerns at Please also visit our Expert & Friendly … Continued