Donâ€™t let the word â€˜newâ€™ in our name fool you, we have 100 years of educational history behind us.
When Nevilleâ€™s Cross ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø opened in 1921 it offered teacher training for women only. It was not until 1963 when the first male students were admitted. The college continued to specialise in education with courses up to degree level. Throughout the early part of its history, Nevilleâ€™s Cross ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø had close links with the University of Durham.
Durham Technical ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø opened in 1957 with the aim of providing education and training to support the mining industry. Initially, it offered courses in engineering and construction. A wider range of subjects soon followed, responding to the needs of business and the wider community.
The birth of NCD
In September 1977, the Nevilleâ€™s Cross ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø and Durham Technical ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø merged to form New ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø Durham. The Nevilleâ€™s Cross site became the base for a wide range of vocational higher education courses, including teacher education. The technical college site at Framwellgate Moor developed as a further education centre, offering vocational and academic courses to students aged 16 and over.
The college continued to grow and soon became the largest further education college in County Durham. When it became apparent that the buildings and facilities on both sites needed major refurbishment and repairs, the ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø Board of Governors decided the best way forward was to develop a single campus on the Framwellgate Moor site. In September 2005, the college was located on one campus for the first time in its history. A dedicated higher education building and a sports and music block were added alongside the main building.
The college continues to go from strength to strength. Our latest addition was the purpose built Institute of Technology centre which is home to the North East Institute of Technology. By constantly growing and adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of education, New ÁñÁ«ÊÓÆµAPP¹ÙÍø Durham will continue to provide high quality further and higher education for the next 100 years.