Upcoming Event

May Open Evening (Virtual)

Join us virtually for the chance to chat to our tutors and staff.

Date & Time:
Thursday 13 May 2021 17:00 - 19:00
Bishop Auckland Campus

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Virtual Open Event
Thursday 13 May 2021

5pm – 7pm

Thinking of your next step after leaving school next year?

Why not take part in our latest virtual 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 Careers

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, IT and Computing.

Katy Dixon
English, Mathematics, Sport, Counselling & Study Support

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

Geraldine Metcalf
Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complimentary Therapies, Hairdressing and Nail Art, Catering and Hospitality.

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

Sharron Tunstall
Aspire, Foundation learning and Learning Support

You can take part on the night via our website Live Chat facility or talk to us via Zoom (don’t worry you don’t have to keep your camera on!)

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:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT and Computing
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Sport
  • Uniformed Services

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.

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.

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