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Courses and qualifications available for young people in County Durham


Are you a young person making plans about your future or, are you a parent/carer of a young person? Our Planning Your Future guide is a practical resource to support you in making decisions about the future.

 has been developed to support young people and their parents/carers in making decisions about learning opportunities. 

The guide provides information on the qualifications and learning routes available for young people at two key transition points:

Choices at 13 years +

Contact details and profile information on all mainstream schools in County Durham.

Choices at 16 years +

Information on sixth forms, colleges and work based learning in County Durham and surrounding areas.