Pastoral Care

We provide international students with a welcoming environment and a wide range of support services to ensure that you achieve your full potential during your time with us.

International Office

Our International Office is committed to providing help and support to international students from as soon as an enquiry is made to the college.  They will be your first point of contact and will guide you through the application process, visa and immigration regulations, entry requirements, IELTS testing and any other support you need to get the most out of your experience with New College Durham.

Academic tutors

Our team of expert teaching staff will ensure that your programme of study will support your development and success, and will provide you with regular feedback on your academic performance.


Our ESOL courses will help you to develop your ability to communicate fluently and accurately in English.  We will assess your level in speaking, listening, reading and writing and provide you with a tailored timetable to match your individual needs.

ASC (Advice Support Careers)

Our ASC team can offer you expert advice on careers, funding and personal counselling.


Our friendly team of Personal Learning Coaches can provide you with individual support for a range of issues including time management, organisational skills and study skills.

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ASC (Advice Support Careers)

ASC can provide you with an impartial and confidential service if you need careers guidance or advice on student finances or personal counselling.

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Personal Learning Coaches (PLCs)

The Personal Learning Coaches provide personalised support and guidance to learners in College.


English Language Centre

If English is not your first language then our English language courses will help you develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.