2016/17 Skills Competition

Our students get to take part in skills competitions throughout the academic year.  It’s an exciting and rewarding part of being a student at college.  Have a look at the successes of this year’s students, we are incredibly proud of them all!

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Abbey Peacock - Level 3 Music

Level 3 music student Abbey Peacock won the North East skills competition at the Sage Gateshead.

Adam Sword

Adam Sword - Vocational Access E3 ICT

Adam Sword has won the 1st inter-college Inclusive Skills Competition.

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Amy Nolan - Level 3 Music

Level 3 music student Amy Nolan won the North East Skills competition at the Sage Gateshead.

Ben Joyce

Ben Joyce - Level 1 Vocational Access (ICT)

Ben competed as the first person ever in the Abilympics in France 2016. He was one of only 2 competitors to represent the country in this competition.

Weld Off 2016

Bradley Dancer - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Fabrication & Welding

Bradley worked in collaboration with his fellow welding students, as well as the college's art & design students, on a creative design for the theme 'God Save the Queen'.

Charlotte Teasdale

Charlotte Teasdale Hunter - Level 1 Painting & Decorating

Charlotte Teasdale-Hunter was the overall winner of the north east Inter College Skills Competition in Painting & Decorating, held at Northumberland College.

Music 2

Connor Midleton - Level 3 Music

Level 3 music student Connor Midleton won the North East Skills competition at the Sage Gateshead.

Dale Robinson

Dale Robinson - Level 3 Engineering

Dale Robinson, an apprentice at Tekmar Limited, was the winner of the inter-college CAD skills competition recently held at New College Durham.

James Horan

James Horan - Level 2 Motor Vehicle

James was the overall winner of the Automotive Inter College Skills Competition which was held at New College Durham

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James Thomas - Level 3 Business

James set up his own point blank publishing group, which included selling a student survival guide.

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson - FdA Graphic Design

New College Durham graphic design students have been working with Durham Constabulary to produce artwork, posters and flyers to warn the public about online fraud and telephone crime.

Jordan Gibson

Jordan Gibson - FdA Graphic Design

Jordan produced one of 2 animations that was taken forward at Cravens during a 2 week work placement.

Katie Merritt

Katie Merritt - Level 3 Business

Katie set up her own point blank publishing group, which included selling a student survival guide.

Kelsey Athey

Kelsey Athey - Level 2 Beauty

Kelsey Athey recently took part in the regional final for a 1980s makeup competition.

Kieran Wooding

Kieran Wooding - Level 3 Graphic Design

New College Durham graphic design students have been working with Durham Constabulary to produce artwork, posters and flyers to warn the public about online fraud and telephone crime.

Skill comp - catering

Leanne Buxton - Vocational Access E2

Leanne took part in the regional Inclusive Skills Entry 2 Catering competition

Luke Huggan

Luke Huggan - Level 3 Business

Luke set up his own point blank publishing group, which included selling a student survival guide.

Music 2

Matt Fewster - Level 3 Music

Level 3 music student Matt Fewster won the North East Skills competition at the Sage Gateshead.

Matt Scully

Matthew Scully - FdA Graphic Design

Matthew produced one of 2 animations that was taken forward at Cravens advertising agency during a 2 week work placement.

Michael Davison

Michael Davison - Level 3 IT

Michael Davison recently took part in the WorldSkills UK Advanced IT Support Technician competition.

Morgan Gent

Morgan Gent - Level 3 IT

Morgan Gent recently took part in the WorldSkills UK Open IT Software Solutions for Business.

Nathan Colquhoun

Nathan Colquhoun - Level 3 IT

Nathan Colquhoun recently took part in the WorldSkills UK Advanced IT Support Technician competition.

Weld Off 2016

Nathan Matthews - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Fabrication & Welding

Nathan worked in collaboration with his fellow welding students, as well as the college's art & design students, on a creative design for the theme 'God Save the Queen'.

Reeve Watson

Reeve Watson - Level 3 Graphic Design

New College Durham graphic design students have been working with Durham Constabulary to produce artwork, posters and flyers to warn the public about online fraud and telephone crime.

Weld Off 2016

Ross Currie - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Fabrication & Welding

Ross worked in collaboration with the college's art & design students on a creative design for the theme 'God Save the Queen'.

Ryan Chamberlain

Ryan Chamberlain - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Painting & Decorating

Ryan Chamberlain attended the North East Regional heat of Skillbuild at Darlington College, competing for New College Durham in Painting & Decorating Senior Section.

Weld Off 2016

Ryan Wetherell - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Fabrication & Welding

Ryan worked in collaboration with the college's art & design students on a creative design for the theme 'God Save the Queen'.

Shane Pearson

Shane Pearson - Level 3 Brickwork

A great result for Shane batting a year above his level, which bodes well for next year’s competition.

Music 2

Tom Lee - Level 3 Music

Level 3 music student Tom Lee won the North East Skills competition at the Sage Gateshead.

Hair and Beauty

Anton Hodgson - Level 2 Hairdressing

The in house competitions were held Monday 23rd January for all level 1 2 and 3 hair and beauty students. They competed in categories such as -Blow dry -cut and blow dry -face paint -vintage makeup -long hair work to gain places for the Federation Brewery Gateshead regional heats on Feb 13th. 

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Darcy Baillie - Level 2 Beauty therapy

They competed in categories such as -Blow dry -cut and blow dry -face paint -vintage makeup -long hair work to gain places for the Federation Brewery Gateshead regional heats on Feb 13th

Hairdressing

Ellis Swan - Level 2 Hairdressing

They competed in categories such as -Blow dry -cut and blow dry -face paint -vintage makeup -long hair work to gain places for the Federation Brewery Gateshead regional heats

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Toni Brophy - Level 2 Hairdressing

They competed in categories such as -Blow dry -cut and blow dry -face paint -vintage makeup -long hair work to gain places for the Federation Brewery Gateshead regional heats on Feb 13th