Business Development Unit

The College External Funding Unit secures ESF funding to deliver Training, Vocational Skills and employment outcomes to the Unemployed and those under threat of redundancy.

This funding helps support individuals and progressing them into employment. To achieve these outcomes we work in partnership with a number of sub-contractors covering a variety of occupational sectors including Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, Retail Warehousing and Logistics. The Unit works closely with key stakeholders including Skills Funding Agency, Job Centre Plus, local authorities and the National Careers Service. Critical to our success is the strong and vibrant relationships that we maintain with employers across the North East providing us with a range of sustainable job outcomes and opportunities for work trials and Sector Based Work academies.

Please contact the External Funding Team on 0191 375 4468/4209 for more information.

Click here to view our Sub-contracting (Fees and Charges) Policy 2016/17.

Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2013/14.

Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2014/15.

Click here to view our Sub-Contractor Partner Payments 2015/16.


Click here to download a Word version of our Partnership Expression of Interest form.

English & Maths provision for the Employed

ESF English & Maths Provision for the Employed is aimed at supporting individuals who have an identified English / Maths need towards gaining Level 2 qualifications in these subjects.

Flexible Fund for Unemployed Individuals

The Flexible Fund provides specialised provision which addresses the barriers and responds to the needs of unemployed 19+ individuals whilst linking training to the needs of both employer’s current and future skills needs.

Skills Support for Unemployed (SSU)

New College Durhams' Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) contract provides support for people living in the North East who have been unemployed for six months and longer.

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR)

Our Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) contract provides support for people living in the North East of England who have been made redundant, including those under notice of redundancy.

ESF Workplace Learning (WPL)

Work Place Learning enables employees to keep up to date with new techniques, technologies and continued professional development (CPD) without taking them off the job.

Working with us - becoming a partner

New College Durham is seeking expressions of interest from providers to form part of our delivery network

Partnership Expression of Interest form