Parents and carers

You want the best for your child and so do we.

At New College Durham, we recognise the transition to college can be overwhelming – our aim is to make it as smooth as possible as we are committed to working tirelessly to make sure we provide your child with the best of everything. The best courses, the best teaching staff, the best facilities, the best support and the best opportunities which all give your child the best chance to succeed. 

We want your child to be excited about leaving school after Year 11 – ready to open the door to new opportunities, new friends and many more options, such as apprenticeships and full-time practical courses – our A-Levels programme offers the best of school and Sixth Form too!

We will ensure that your child will be given every opportunity to achieve at NCD, including the welcoming and supportive environment they need to develop skills for work, university and life.

We hope the following pages include everything you need to know about the experience your child will have at New College Durham – from discovering their options at an open event or with our Advice Support Careers (ASC) team, to finding their new at NCD and progressing to further study or employment.

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Joining NCD

We are delighted that you and your child are considering New College Durham as we appreciate this next step is a big decision!

Let us help you move forward with the decision.

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Studying at NCD

We offer four different types of course for school leavers.  We will work with you and your child to make sure they get onto the course that is right for them.



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Safeguarding information for parents/carers

Useful information for parents/carers about safeguarding issues.

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Open Events

Pre-register for one of our upcoming open events.

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Special Educational Needs and Additional Learning Support (Local Offer)

We offer a wide range of support services to students to help them achieve their full potential at College.  We also offer provision for students with Special Educational Needs.