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About this provider

As a leading provider of further and higher education in the North East, New College Durham has extensive experience of successfully providing high quality apprenticeship programmes.

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships covering over 70 different career pathways and work successfully with over 350 employers.

Our provision includes:

Success rates for apprenticeships which are consistently well above the national average.

Expert teaching staff with industry experience.

Top class facilities and outstanding educational resources.

Our new £8 million STEM centre provides state of the art facilities and cutting-edge equipment for Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing allowing the college to deliver industry focused training.

What employers are saying

Based on 109 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 31 out of 109 reviews
  • Good 70 out of 109 reviews
  • Poor 7 out of 109 reviews
  • Very poor 1 out of 109 reviews


  • Communication with employers (43)
  • Getting new apprentices started (41)
  • Training facilities (30)
  • Improving apprentice skills (28)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (25)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (21)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (18)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (16)
  • Adapting to my needs (12)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (37)
  • Communication with employers (31)
  • Adapting to my needs (10)
  • Getting new apprentices started (10)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (7)
  • Improving apprentice skills (4)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (3)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (2)
  • Training facilities (2)

31 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician Standard 3 Details
Metal Fabricator Standard 3 Details
Network engineer Standard 4 Details
Operational Firefighter Standard 3 Details
Operations / departmental manager Standard 5 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details
Senior housing / property management Standard 4 Details
Software developer Standard 4 Details
Teaching Assistant Standard 3 Details
Team leader / supervisor Standard 3 Details
Unified Communications Technician Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
0191 375 4000

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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