Progression and Transition Activities

Assembly and Classroom Talks

We deliver engaging, informative assembly and classroom talks, covering further and higher education options including courses, progression, students support and college facilities. these talks are tailored to suit each year group and audience.

Parents' and Option Evenings

We are happy to attend your parents' evenings to give your students and their families the opportunity to find out about our vocational courses, sixth form centre, apprenticeships and higher education programmes. More in-depth information can be provided to students who attend our college information and advice events on the first Tuesday of each month, please click here for further details.

Careers Events

We can organise for a range of curriculum areas to attend your school careers event. Students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities to support their progression and future career choices. 

Taster Days

We hold taster days at College for both mixed school groups and individual schools. The tasters provide a practical experience of a day at College, both in vocational areas and our Sixth Form Centre.


Deciding upon the right career pathway can be a difficult decision for any school leaver. New College Durham’s free Year 10 Masterclass Programme is here to help make that choice a little easier.

College Campus Visits

Campus visits enable students to experience life at College, visits can include a short introductory talk, a tour of the campus, as well as hands-on activities.

Transition support services and mentors

Our Personal Learning Coaches (PLCs) can work with schools to encourage a smooth, positive transition.

Advice, Support and Careers (ASC) Services

ASC provides a comprehensive range of information on careers, student funding and welfare. Our qualified professional Information Advice and Guidance practitioners can provide impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance for your students.