Full Time Further Education In this section Studying further education Vocational areas Choices Plus ESOL GCSE numerical grading Getting ready for your college interview How to apply Access to Higher Education Foundation Studies We have high ambitions for our Foundation Studies students. We will challenge you and help you to achieve your aspirations. You will be assessed within your first two weeks at college so we can personally tailor any support you require and develop your individual learning plan with both academic and personal targets. Why study foundation studies at New College Durham? We offer a full curriculum which emphasises the importance of Maths and English and progression opportunities. Our Foundation Studies courses Our Foundation Studies courses are a great stepping stone to one of our full-time vocational courses, an apprenticeship or employment. Meet our students Last year 96% of our Foundation Studies students progressed to further education courses or employment. Our foundation studies students get the best experience Find out about the exciting activities our foundation studies students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham. Skills competitions Discover more about the skills competitions our students have entered as part of their course, and the awards they achieved. Related information Take a tour around our Foundation Studies facilities Café 50 is one of our most successful enterprise projects where students prepare products to sell on-site.