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Kickstart your career straight after school, start earning ASAP, and still get qualifications.
Take your skills and career to the next level with a Higher or Masters Apprenticehsip!
Be the future of accounting and progress with our professional accounting qualifications.
From your first step into an exciting new career through to supporting you as a senior professional within your organisation, current and future accounting technicians will benefit from our range of AAT qualifications.
NCD will take you from basic accounting principles and techniques through to preparing company budgets, financial statements and analysing company performance.
With internationally recognised qualifications, professional body membership and apprenticeship or funded options available across most of our courses, there has never been a better time to develop your skills and take your career to the next level.
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Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Accounting subject page
A career in the beauty industry can take you anywhere in the world! If you like being your own boss you could also have your own business or go freelance.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Beauty subject page
With the need for over 150,000 houses to be built over the next twenty years in our local area there has never been a better time to become a bricklayer.
Bricklaying is a craft for life. It is one of the traditional trades that - both in the UK and around the world - will provide you with in-demand skills to set the foundations for you to accept opportunities to work in amazing locations.
If you choose to study bricklaying at New College Durham, you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to build, repair and maintain the country's housing stock, while also working with the area’s biggest employers and construction partners.
Our bricklaying courses will suit you if you if you're looking for a practical course to challenge your problem solving skills. Your day-to-day role will involve building, shaping and re-structuring builds to meet drawing specifications and supervisor demands.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Brickwork subject page
Ever thought about owning your own business?
Gain the wider skills to start your own building maintenance business. At NCD you will work with our highly qualified tutors who will share their expert experience of the craft.
From historic to modern structure repairs, you will develop skills that are in huge demand in a practical workshop environment.
Did you know that the North East has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings? These buildings are in constant need of repair to protect them, and with a current skills shortage there has never been a better time to get into construction and building maintenance.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Building Maintenance subject page
With a government drive for more and better jobs in the North East, our business department is the best place to develop the skills required by local, national and international employers.
At NCD, we work with businesses to design and deliver a curriculum that focuses on the practical application of knowledge for a career in retail, leadership and management, administration, finance, sales or marketing.
You will develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to take both you and your business ideas to the next level. As you progress with us, you will also receive opportunities to work or study abroad.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Business & Management subject page
Build a future-proof career as a carpenter or joiner with New College Durham.
At NCD - and as a country - we have a huge commitment to sustainability. Timber frame houses and modular construction are the sustainable future and by learning the essential carpentry and joinery skills from our industry specialist staff you will guarantee yourself a job in a trade that is in ever-increasing demand.
You will be suppoted to make sure you develop the employability skills needed to make a name for yourself in the carpentry and joinery sector. Our excellent apprenticeship opportunities position us as a top choice for local employers, meaning you can get real-life workshop experience in site carpentry, bench carpentry or furniture manufacturing.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Carpentry & Joinery subject page
Computing & IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving and cyber security to software development, Computing & IT has an ever increasing role to play.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Computing & IT subject page
Construction and Civil Engineering is the creation of the built environment. If you are interested in designing and building things this could be the career for you. You will need to make decisions confidently, have excellent communication and project management skills and able to work within budgets and to deadlines.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Construction & Civil Engineering subject page
Interested in working in a rewarding career with children and young people?
Study key aspects - such as safeguarding - and get the opportunity to gain real-life experience in a workplace setting. Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for a career in the sector with one of our full-time courses, T-Levels or earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.
Our new T-Level qualification will equip you to progress in careers such as primary education or youth work. You will work with pupils in the agre range of primary to secondary school.
Our exciting courses range from entry level to degree level so you can join a course that is right for you.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Early Years & Education subject page
The engineering sector has a range of specialised areas, two of which are mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. The demand for qualified engineers is very high so career prospects are good.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Engineering subject page
Can you cut it as a hairdresser and keep up with this fast-paced, fashion-led industry?
British hairdressing has an excellent reputation and is regarded as the best in the world! You will need to be sociable, have a strong creative streak and an interest in fashion to work in this popular sector.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Hairdressing subject page
Interested in a career in the healthcare sector? There are around 4 million people employed in the Health and Social Care sector in the UK. If you are caring and approachable, have good verbal and communication skills and have a passion for helping others then you will have a healthy future in this sector.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Health Education subject page
You need to be seen to manage to work under pressure, have a creative flair, obtain communication and leadership skills and the ability to multi -task and be highly motivated to work in the hospitality and catering industry.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Hospitality & Catering subject page
The demand for housing continues to grow in our region with 150,000 more houses to be added to our existing population in the next 20 years.
A career in housing provides varied work and career options such as housing management, residential involvement, development and supported housing.
Designed to meet the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), our Housing courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in this sector.
With apprenticeship or funded options, professional body membership and recognised qualifications, our housing courses offer the perfect start to your studies or the springboard for you to make the next step in your career.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Housing subject page
Designed to give you a head start, our range of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) courses will boost your career in the dynamic Human Resources sector.
Working environments, working practices and employment legislation are always changing. Now, more than ever, businesses need skilled HR professionals to support their operations. Our professional HR qualifications aim to develop current and future HR professionals to meet the needs of business across all sectors.
Offering internationally recognised qualifications, professional body membership and apprenticeship or funded options, NCD is the place to study for your next career step.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Human Resources subject page
Get qualified to work on the cars of the future! Electric, diesel and petrol - you will learn about them all the the incredible technology behind how they work.
Our enthusiastic mechanics are industry specialists and walk, talk and breathe automotive. Share your passion for motor technology in our state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop.
There is huge demand for motor vehicle technicians and currently a national shortage. Why not be at the cutting edge of new developments, learn
At the same time you’ll also be equipping yourself with qualifications that will give you a lifelong career.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Motor Vehicle subject page
Our painters and decorators put their new skills to the test by working on real-life projects to help the community and give existing properties in need of a glow up some TLC.
With the government's target to supply over 300,000 new homes in the UK over the next few years, the opportunities for painting and decorating specialists have never been better! Give yourself the best chance of gaining a fantastic career by studying with our incredible painting and decorating team who can teach you anything from basic cutting-in to complex marbling effects.
Did you know that Hollywood films are often filmed in the UK? Did you also know that every set has a designated painting and decorating team? Often what you see on the big screen is made to look real by a specialist team who have unique painting skills.
Get set for action with New College Durham!
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Painting & Decorating subject page
It’s not just about water and gas! Our plumbing team are experts in their field and deliver lessons on all sustainable technology, including solar power.
Using their extensive experience, wealth of knowledge and superb delivery techniques our team empowers the next generation of plumbing and domestic heating engineers.
At NCD we have a fantastic track record to make sure you progress to become fully qualified. You will work with the top local employers to get the best careers. Job roles are significantly changing to make sure our houses are greener; at NCD you will be in the perfect place to be part of that change, giving you an opportunity to be the master of your own success.
Read more about the subject, possible careers and student testimonials on the Plumbing subject page
Our apprenticeship program at New College Durham is among the very best in the region. In fact, our provision has ranked top in the North-East.Read more: Why choose New College Durham for an apprenticeship?
A higher apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme at a high skill level. You can gain nationally recognised higher education qualifications, such as a foundation degree, while being employed and learning job specific skills.
Read more: Why choose a Higher Degree and Masters Apprenticeship?
Taking the first step in your career is a big deal.Read more: Preparing for an apprenticeship
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