New College Durham Moves to Online Learning

Exterior view of New College Durham
New College Durham will provide online learning during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In line with Government guidelines to contain the coronavirus, New College Durham has suspended face to face delivery and moved to online learning.

From Monday 23 March, further education students, higher education students, apprentices and adult and professional learners will no longer attend the college in person.

Staff will be working remotely to provide students with learning activities and assessments that will allow them to continue their studies and achieve their qualifications.

Support services will continue, and tutors will be able to answer questions. In addition, the college will be maintaining a range of useful resources on its website including links to external sources of support.

The college is continuing to take applications for September 2020 entry. Teaching and support staff will work remotely with potential students to ensure they enrol on the programme that is right for them.

For those unsure about their options or undecided on which route to take, the college is delivering information advice and guidance remotely. Simply contact reception to make an appointment with an unbiased professional advisor.

John Widdowson, Principal and Chief Executive of New College Durham, said: “Whilst face to face delivery has been suspended, we will continue to offer exceptional levels of teaching, learning, assessment and support.

“We understand that this is a challenging time for students and their loved ones as there remain many unanswered questions. We would like to reassure everyone that we are working closely with awarding bodies to minimise disruption to students’ learning as much as possible.”

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