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.

  • 93% of New College Durham students progress onto employment or further study (NCD destination data, 2016/17)
  • 93% of New College Durham further education students succeed in passing their course. (SFA National Achievement Rate Tables, 2016/17)
  • Students make more progress at New College Durham than those at other North East college’s
  • Extensive state-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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sport - A real vocational experience

Our full-time sport courses will ensure students develop the hands-on expertise and knowledge the sport sector requires.

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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.

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Apprenticeship programmes

Find out what apprenticeship programmes we offer here at the college.

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Travel Scheme for 2021/22

Find out full details of our travel scheme and apply for your travel pass.