A higher education experience for your future

A higher education experience for your future

We offer flexible degree programmes that fit around work and life

You don’t need to head off to university to get a top-class higher education qualification.  We offer a fantastic range of full and part-time higher education courses including HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees, full honours and top-up degrees, professional qualifications and higher apprenticeships.

  • 94% of our Higher Education graduates are in work and/or study (DHLE 2015)
  • New College Durham has been awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework for our Higher Education programmes (TEF 3 June 2018)
  • High quality teaching from industry experienced lecturers
  • Extensive links with employers giving your CV a boost with work placements and live client briefs
  • Excellent value for money with affordable higher education fees
  • Small class sizes giving you better access to our fantastic lecturers and one-to-one support if you need it
  • Passionate about supporting our students with academic study
  • Flexible study options that allow you to complete your programme on a full or part-time basis, fitting your studies around family and work commitments


Apply now for 2019/20

Related information

HE Counselling 2021

Professional qualifications

Develop your career through the internationally recognised accreditation offered by professional bodies.  

HE Social Work 2021


We have over 50 different foundation degrees, honours degrees and professional qualifications in a dynamic range of subject areas.

Higher Apprenticeships

Why choose a Higher Apprenticeship?

You can gain nationally recognised higher education qualifications, such as a foundation degree, while being employed and learning job specific skills.