January Open Event

Join us for our Open Event

Date & Time:
Tuesday 25 January 2022 17:00 - 19:00
Bishop Auckland Campus


Open Event
Tuesday 25th January 2022
5 pm – 7 pm

Thinking of your next step after leaving school next year?

Why not take part in our open event?

You can ask our curriculum leaders questions about the A-level equivalent courses, part time courses, higher education courses and the apprenticeship training we offer and find out about our superb facilities. Taking part are:

Head of Admissions and Marketing

Kevin Burns

Head of Business Development

Julie Vincent (Apprenticeships)

Head of Schools

Michelle Andelin

Art & Design, Photography, Music and Performing Arts. Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Motor Vehicle, Painting and Decorating.

Neil Bowden

English, Mathematics, Sport, IT and Computing, Counselling & Study Support

Steve Harrison

Engineering, CADCAM, Fabrication and Welding, Electrical Installation, Plumbing and Gas

Geraldine Metcalf

Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapies, Hairdressing and Nail Art, Catering and Hospitality.

Paula Taylor Childcare and Education, Health and Social Care, Criminology, Public Services and Policing, Access to Higher Education.

Sharron Tunstall

Aspire, Foundation learning and Learning Support

Our open evening gives you the opportunity to visit a leading provider of vocational courses in the North East.

It specialises in post-16 A-Level equivalent courses in a range of areas including:

Bishop Auckland College also offers a range of high-quality courses in Beauty Therapy, Catering, Construction, Criminology, Hairdressing, and Motor Vehicle.

At South West Durham Training (SWDT) in Newton Aycliffe, we offer a range of engineering courses. SWDT is one of the only OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ Engineering centres in the UK. It offers a range of courses including Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance, Machining & Toolmaking, Manufacturing, Fabrication & Welding, and Plumbing.

To register for our SWDT Open evening on the same night click here

The college offers a dedicated and highly qualified apprenticeship service, offering apprenticeships in many areas. Our open evenings are a great chance to chat with our apprenticeship team about our opportunities.

Bishop Auckland College offers an ever-increasing number of higher education courses in a range of areas. These include a range of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in areas including Art and Design, Business, Music, Performing Arts and Public Services. In partnership with the University of Sunderland, it also offers Foundation Degree courses in Counselling, Education & Care, and Health & Social Care. We are also rolling out full degree programmes in partnership with the Open University.

Adult learners can also benefit from a range of part-time courses in many different vocational areas. For adults looking to get into higher education, we offer a range of ‘Access to Higher Education’ courses in the humanities, social sciences, sport studies and health sciences.