Get ready for work or university with a choice of qualifications

Choosing what college or sixth form to go to after school is probably one of the most difficult, and life changing, decisions you will make, but it is also the start of an exciting new journey.  Let us help you decide where to start your new adventure by showing you why you should choose New College Durham:

  • New College Durham is one of the best performing general further education colleges and has consistently been in the top 10% nationally for the last 5 years.
  • 95% of our further education students passed their course.
  • 89.6% of our 2014/15 Further Education students progressed onto further study or into employment.
  • Students on vocational qualifications make more progress at New College Durham than those at any other North East college.
  • Students studying with us are more likely pass their course on time than at any other college in the region. 
  • Extensive state-of-the-art industry standard facilities for a real-life vocational education, alongside excellent teaching facilities for academic study.
  • A travel scheme for 16-19 year old full-time students and a wide range of student benefits, plus financial assistance for those who need it (reviewed annually).
  • A welcoming environment and fantastic support to ensure every student achieves their full potential. 

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Access to HE

Access to Higher Education

If you want to get back into education, this course will provide you with an entry qualification to progress to a wide range of degrees and other higher education programmes.


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.

Treat like adult

Why college is different to school

Staying at school might seem like the easiest option but take time to explore other opportunities.

Do I need to pay fees?

Do I need to pay fees for my course?

Best college

Best college in the North East!

According to the Department for Education New College Durham is officially the best college in the whole of the North East.