An outstanding college
We are delighted that New College Durham has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted. Plus, our excellence and innovation has been recognised by the awarding of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) Beacon Status.
Our overall success rate places us in the top 10% of all colleges nationally for performance. Not only that, but our student achievements and retention rates are among the best in the country!
Our support for students both inside and outside of the classroom is also one of our key strengths with 94% of students, who join a course at the College, completing their studies, which is 5% above the national average.
We are an outstanding college in so many ways. These are just some of our key strengths:
- Outstanding success rates on most provision types, including Apprenticeships and Functional
- A history of sustained outstanding performance at most lengths, levels and age groups
- Outstanding support for learners
- Strong emphasis on teaching and learning leading to excellent outcomes
- Strong strategic leadership and performance management which promotes high achievement for all
- Ethos of continuous improvement and mutual respect for all
- Significant contribution to social inclusion
- Outstanding and well maintained learning environment.
About the College
Our £35 million campus offers an impressive range of buildings, facilities and resources to give you a modern and stimulating learning environment, complemented by the most up to date learning materials, IT facilities and resources.
There are plenty of places to eat, including the food court and Sports Café, with an on-site Starbucks and Costa Coffee. For something a bit different you can visit the Le Nouveau Restaurant where our catering students provide a wide range of delicious meals. Students can also visit the POD shop for everything from sandwiches and tea, to soft drinks and chocolate bars.
We provide services for students and the general public alike. Halo, our hair and beauty salon offers everything from hair cuts to fake tans. Musicians can take full advantage of our recording studios and rehearsal rooms, whereas fitness fans will enjoy the Steps2Fitness gym which houses all the latest cardio and weight machines.
Achievements and success
We have continually improved on our high academic standards and our student achievements rank with the best in the country.
Corporation and structure
The Corporation of New College Durham is made up of members from the business and local community, local authorities, stakeholders, partners, staff and students.
Our mission is to provide outstanding learning and training for individuals, business and the community.
New College Durham was formed in 1977 from the merger of Neville’s Cross College and Durham Technical College.
A safe college
Your health and safety is our top priority, we always want you to feel and be safe in college.
As well as being a great place to study, it is also a great place to socialise and catch up with friends. We have a hair and beauty salon, gym, dance studio and multipurpose sports hall, shops, restaurants, and even a Starbucks and Costa Coffee.
We have an impressive range of facilities onsite including Halo hair and beauty salon, Steps2Fitness gym and dance studio and Le Nouveau Restaurant. There are also cafes and shops, plus free parking.
Exciting new redevelopment plans revealed
Following months of consultation and planning, we would like to share the details of this exciting £5 million facilities investment plan.
Learning Resources Centre
The LRC is home to the library and e-Learning Centre and provides all the resources you need for your studies.
With our modern campus we have achieved an accessible environment that everyone can enjoy.
New College Durham will be introducing a cashless catering and payment service from September 2014.
New College Durham does not own any halls of residence however in Durham there is a wide range of accommodation options.
We have a wide variety of facilities available to hire at competitive rates.
We have been actively making sustainability an established part of College life for many years. Our campus has made a significant impact to reduce our carbon footprint.
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