New College Durham

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New College Durham

New College Durham





New College Durham


New College Durham is a further and higher education college and a sixth form college in County Durham, England. It was founded in 1977 as a result of a merger between Neville’s Cross College of Education and Durham Technical College.

Until 2004, the college operated on two main sites near the city of Durham: Neville’s Cross and Framwellgate Moor. The site at Framwellgate Moor opened in 1957 and was extended in 1970; the site housed the bulk of the college’s further education (FE) provision, whilst the Neville’s Cross site, an ex-college of education site built in the 1920s, housed most of the higher education (HE) provision. In 2002, the college was given planning permission to build a new £37 million campus at Framwellgate Moor. Construction work began in 2003 with the new buildings being constructed around the old buildings. When the new buildings were completed, work began to demolish the old site at Neville’s Cross. The construction work was completed in September 2005, whilst the landscaping was finally completed in October.

In the academic year 1999-2000, the college enrolled 8,270 FE students, of whom 1,877 were full-time, and 1,934 HE students, of whom 675 were full-time. Business and management was offered on the Neville’s Cross Campus until 2004. In 2011, the College became one of only two in the country to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers. These can be converted to bachelor’s degrees via a “top up” year, with the degrees validated by Teesside University, Sunderland University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Mission statement


To provide outstanding learning and training for individuals, business, public services and the community.


To be recognised as a leading provider of Further and Higher Education, contributing to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the region.  We will support individuals of all abilities and aspirations to fulfil their potential through learning, achievement and progression.

As an employer and a learning organisation, we will:-

  • celebrate achievement in learning of all kinds;
  • act fairly, openly and transparently;
  • achieve and maintain the highest standards in everything that we do;
  • fulfil our commitment to equality and diversity and the rights of others;
  • conduct our activities in a manner which makes a positive contribution to sustainability and the environment;
  • support and work in partnership with those who share our Vision and these Values
  • recognise that we work in an increasingly global economy and reflect this in our curriculum;
  • maintain a safe and inclusive environment in which students can learn, achieve and progress.


Useful contacts

International Office at New College Durham

Location: Room N213 at Neville Building
Office Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)
Telephone: +44 191 375 4151

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