A vocational course is practical and is related to a specific career, rather than an academic subject.
Our wide range of vocational courses provide school leavers with the skills and knowledge you need for employment. You will gain hands-on experience through our industry standard facilities, and work placement opportunities.
Many Level 3 vocational courses are equivalent to three A-Levels so can lead to university, as well as apprenticeships, employment or a university level programme at New College Durham.
Unleash your creative juices with one of our Art and Design courses.
A career in the beauty industry can take you anywhere in the world! If you like being your own boss you could also have your own business or go freelance.
Build a career in this practical industry.
If you like creating and repairing things and working with wood, bricks, painting and all general areas of construction, this could be the career for you.
Study on one of our Business courses and get yourself hired in this dynamic industry.
Assemble a great career in construction.
Computing & IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time, it has an ever increasing role to play.
We can help you engineer a career in this vibrant industry.
This popular sector can offer you a rewarding career working with children.
Prospects for qualified electricians are excellent. It is a technical and highly skilled job.
Join this expanding industry and engineer your way to an exciting career.
For those who are unsure about what you want to do, or need further support or qualifications before taking the next step.
Graphic Design & Digital Arts will prepare you to work in logo design and organisation branding to visual communications, illustration, web design, animation and interior design.
Can you cut it as a hairdresser and keep up with this fast-paced, fashion-led industry?
Join one of our Health & Social Care courses to nurture a fulfilling career in this sector.
Do you picture yourself working in the media industry? Bring your fresh thinking and originality and we will provide the creative buzz.
Have you got what it takes for a career in this highly competitive sector?
Rev up your skills and knowledge in motor mechanics with one of our motor vehicle courses.
Paint yourself a new career in painting and decorating.
Our specialist teaching staff will help you to develop confidence, creativity and finely tune your performance skills.
You will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have good customer care skills, good at solving problems and excellent practical skills.
Do you love catering to people’s needs? Are you able to dish it out?
Our mix of theory and practical activities can help you to prepare for a career in this adrenaline fueled industry.
Are you good with people and can you motivate and inspire others?
Are you a high flyer? We can offer you an exciting range of travel & tourism courses.