University Centre

Our Foundation Degrees are designed in collaboration with employers and educators to give students useful skills and knowledge in a broad range of practical areas and we’ve established educational partnerships to deliver our foundation degrees at campuses across the UK.

The relationships we have with our partners are genuinely collaborative and based on mutual respect and a desire to see our students achieve at the highest level. Students studying with our partners are very much considered part of the New College Durham family and we know our partners are delivering our programmes with integrity to deliver a high quality education that will address local and national skills shortages, providing higher education to communities that do not usually participate in traditional higher education provision.

- Andy Broadbent
Principal New College Durham

Our Students get the opportunity to use our Students’ Union and benefit from continuous support from our HE Partnerships Team particularly during the crucial induction period.

Our Partners have the highest standards for the delivery of qualifications, ensuring excellence in every aspect. Regular strategic and operational contact is maintained to ensure we uphold these standards consistently.

Collaborating with partners to deliver our HE programmes offers advantages for all: utilising the experience of our partners, who boast extensive experience in both FE and HE programme delivery; enhancing the accessibility of our programmes across their modern and well-equipped campuses; cross collaboration to develop cutting edge programmes to offer the best student experience to our students.


CECOS College has campuses in London (Stepney Green and Edmonton Green), Birmingham and Bradford delivering our Foundation Degree in Business and Management. You can choose to join a course in September, January or May.

How to Apply – CECOS

Oxford Business College

Oxford Business College has several campuses across the UK and delivers New College Durham programmes from their brand new Brentford campus. You can study our Foundation Degree in Travel and Events Management from May 2024 or enrol for September 2024 or January 2025. From September 2024 you can also enrol for our newly validated Foundation Degree in Leadership Principles in Health and Social Care.

Admissions – Oxford Business College

Gateway Studios CIO

Gateway Studios and New College Durham have collaborated to develop an innovative Foundation Degree in Dance performance that delivers conservatoire level dance training at Gateway’s premises in Gateshead. Intakes are in September, and students will also have access to all student facilities at the New College Durham campus in Framwellgate Moor. Applications open for September 2024.

FdA Dance Performance