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New College Durham

New College Durham provides a range of academic and vocational courses including A-Levels, BTEC, Foundation Learning, functional literacy and numeracy, work skills, work experience and independent travel.

For students with disabilities and / or specific learning difficulties a dedicated team exists of specialist support tutors, in-class support, readers and note takers, communication support workers, audio equipment and specialist computer software, assessment and examination arrangements and loop systems, etc.

New College Durham works with employers to deliver apprenticeships. Further information can be found at:

Criteria for access
New College Durham will consider applicants with a range of moderate to severe difficulties, and other young people who may require additional support for their learning.

Foundation Learning is designed to help young people with a learning difficulty or special training needs to become more confident and independent and prepare them for further study or work.

Some courses are general - individuals study a range of subjects based on their learning needs, and then decide which area they like the most.  Other courses are more specific to subject areas.

Universal services
New College Durham is a universal service but entry requirements and criteria apply for some courses and applicants are advised to contact the college directly.


Who to contact

Main contact: 0191 375 4040

Where to go

New College Durham
Framwellgate Moor Campus

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
16-18 (Transition into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
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