Foundation Studies

We have high ambitions for our Foundation Studies students. We will challenge you and help you to achieve your aspirations. You will be assessed within your first two weeks at college so we can personally tailor any support you require and develop your individual learning plan with both academic and personal targets.

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Our foundation studies programmes

A great stepping stone to one of our full-time vocational courses, an apprenticeship or employment.
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Our foundation studies students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our foundation studies students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Meet our students

Last year 96% of our Foundation Studies students progressed to further education courses or employment.

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Take a tour around our Foundation Studies facilities

Café 50 is one of our most successful enterprise projects where students prepare products to sell on-site.