Next Steps for Year 11 & 13 students

13th July 

The DWP have shared this advice document aimed at students that have recently left education.  It includes a number of useful website and details of a support email address that can be used for advice about finding work.  This email address can also be used to send CVs for advice and feedback.  It would also be appropriate for those looking for part-time employment whilst continuing their education.

The leaflet also refers to a twitter feed #schoolleavers2020. This is populated several times a day with information and local opportunities for young people.

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If you require further advice on your next step application to Sixth Form or College, please see update information from the following

Consett Academy Sixth Form

Derwentside College

Open Event - 17 JUNE v2

Gateshead College - update 24.4.2020

update - 1.6.2020 - Virtual taster events for Dance, Performing Arts, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Travel courses are now live on their website.

New College Durham - updated 24.4.2020 -  in addition to the attached update students are encouraged to get in touch with NCD admissions team on to update their contact details, if necessary, stating the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Course(s) applied for
  • New email address

See below links to the full range of subjects and courses on offer @ NCD

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Virtual IAG - June-13 (1)

New College Durham are hosting Virtual Prospective Parents' Evenings on 22nd, 23rd & 24th June
NCD - Virtual 22nd & 23rd June
Monday 22nd June –
Art & Design
Beauty Therapy & Make-Up
Graphic Design
Health & Social Care
Public Services
Tuesday 23rd June -
Building Maintenance
Carpentry & Joinery
Motor Vehicle
Painting & Decorating
Vocational Access
Wednesday 24th June -
Construction & Civil Engineering
Early Years
Electrical Instillation
Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & Welding)
Professional Cookery & Hospitality
Travel & Tourism

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Newcastle College - see update 21.4.2020  see update 27.5.20

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Durham Works - update 27th May 2020

Calling all school leavers! Wondering what to do next? DurhamWorks can work with you to explore employment, education and training.

You can talk to one of our advisors on our online chat facility about your future career visit and look for the green icon on right hand side, call us on 03000 262 930 or contact us via the website


Additional help

How to write a cracking CV

Covering Letter

Interview Skills

Interactive Apprenticeship Study Guide

The WOW show have pulled together some great insights into different careers during National Careers week.