A real vocational experience Congratulations on taking the next step towards an exciting new future with our range of technical and professional full-time and apprenticeship programmes. New College Durham is the best performing general further education colleges and has consistently been in the top 10% nationally for the last five years. 95.3% of our further education students passed their course (Academic year 2014/15) 87.2% of our 2014/15 students progressed within education or into employment Students make more progress at New College Durham than those at other North East college’s Extensive start-of-the-art industry standard facilities for a real-life vocational education Travel scheme available helping you get to college A welcoming environment and fantastic support to ensure every student achieves their full potential Apply now for 2017/18 Vocational - watch the film Watch our new TV adverts to get a glimpse of what it’s like to study at one of the top-performing colleges in the North East. Meet the students We had fun creating our new TV adverts, involving students from across the college. Find out more about their story and what they think about studying at New College Durham. Related information Business & Retail - A real vocational experience Our full-time business and retail courses will give you the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for in this dynamic industry. Computing & IT - A real vocational experience Our full-time computing and IT courses give students the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, with a combination of qualifications, technical skills and work experience to progress to a diverse range of roles. Public Services - A real vocational experience Our full-time public services courses will prepare students for life on the front line in a rewarding career with one of the many public services employers including the Police, MoD, Navy, Royal Air Force and the Fire Service. Sport - A real vocational experience Our full-time sport courses will ensure students develop the hands-on expertise and knowledge the sport sector requires. Vocational areas A vocational course is practical and is related to a specific career, rather than an academic subject. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need for employment. Apprenticeship programmes Find out what apprenticeship programmes we offer here at the college. Travel Scheme for 2016/17 We have teamed up with Arriva and Go North East to provide full-time further education students travel support. Our scheme will also consider support for students residing outside of County Durham.