New College Durham are one of the top performing colleges in the country, and we offer a fantastic range of full and part-time higher education programmes including HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees, full honours and top-up degrees, masters degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications to help kick start or progress your career. However, the end result of achieving your qualification is only a small part of the exciting journey you will take at New College Durham. It’s also about the fantastic experiences and the opportunities we will give you along the way!
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Our students achieve their career goals
97.2% of our higher education students progressing on to employment or further study (academic year 2018/19). The College has been awarded TEF silver and our feedback highlighted “that students from all backgrounds achieve excellent outcomes”.
We are passionate about supporting each one of our students with an extensive range of support services including careers guidance, counselling and financial advice so that you get the very best out of your time at whilst studying, whatever your background.
Small class sizes
We have small class sizes that result in a relaxed and intimate feel giving you more opportunities to ask questions and join in discussions. You’ll also have better access to their fantastic lecturers, plus one-to-one support if you need it. The College’s TEF feedback highlighted they have “a personalised approach to learning through small class sizes and regular individual tutorials”.
Employability is embedded in the curriculum
We develop your commercial awareness through our extensive links with employers. We ensure your CV is given a boost with work placements and live client briefs. Employers have an input into the design and delivery of our programmes so that you graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career.
Taught by Industry Professionals
Our highly qualified and enthusiastic lecturers know their stuff and have first-hand experience of working in the sector in which they teach. They will also make sure you are on the ball with the latest advancements in your sector.
The Region's Top College for Student Satisfaction
New College Durham has the highest student satisfaction rate in the region according to the 2019 National Student Survey. 95% of higher education students stated that they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course at New College Durham. The figure is an impressive 12% greater than the higher education sector and the regional averages, and 5% higher than the nearest North East rival.