Feel safe, secure and supported at New College Durham.

Joining our community opens the door to a new world of exciting new experiences, fantastic new opportunities and fond new memories.

Your home from home!

Study at NCD to:

🚌 Keep calm and travel on with free travel to and from college

✅ Get the best of both school and college

✅ Gain more independence and be treated like an adult

✅ Learn from industry professionals and gain the skills employers are looking for

✅ Enjoy coffee breaks with your new friends in our onsite Starbucks and Costa

Receive fantastic rewards, including a free bus pass, a welcome pack on arrival and free print credits to get you started (visit our full rewards section)

#FindYourNew at New College Durham - find the perfect route for you:


Vocational courses

The student becomes a master!

These practical courses are ideal for school leavers who want to study one subject in-depth and prefer a hands-on approach to learning.

Gain the specialist knowledge employers are looking for, get to grips with industry standard equipment, and pave the way to progress into employment or to university.


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Knowledge is power!

Explore your options with A-Levels - you will study three or four subjects at the same time.

Get the best of school and college at our dedicated Sixth Form Centre - you will benefit from small class sizes, more independence and outstanding support.


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Earn while you learn!

Do you know which industry you'd like to work in? An apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you to achieve the skills you need whilst earning money.

NCD works with a wide range of employers to offer fantastic opportunities, and you could progress to study a higher apprenticeship to get ahead of the game!


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Take on a T-Level for learning and skills blended to a T!

Being different will help you gain industry work experience while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that is the equivalent to three A-Levels.

Get to uni, get to work!


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University level courses

A degree with a difference!

Study at NCD to benefit from smaller class sizes, exceptional support, free car parking, flexible study options and employability at the heart.

#LetsGetYouThere – we offer a wide range of degree level courses, professional qualifications and higher apprenticeships to ensure studying suits you.


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Related information

All summer Contact Centre SQ 2021

Enrolment information

Do you have any questions about when you can enrol? Or the difference between pre-enrolment and enrolment?

A-Level Open Day oCT 2021

A-Level Open Day

Find out exactly what it is like to study at our Sixth Form Centre.

Booking is required.

School Leaver Guide SQ

School Leavers' Guide 2021

Get the skills and qualifications you need for work or university, get on the job training, nationally recognised qualifications and earn money all at the same time, or get your essential GCSE and A-Level qualifications at our Sixth Form Centre.