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Welcome to East Durham College

East Durham College offers a very special experience. East Durham College is home to a genuine and supportive community of students and staff and we believe you won’t find a more supportive and friendlier college.

Our Mission

East Durham College is committed to offering an outstanding and inclusive education, providing individuals, the community and the local economy with every opportunity to succeed.

Our Vision

Building on this mission, our vision is to be highly successful through exceptional teaching and learning, to innovate, to grow our provision and to build our reputation, so that we are recognised as a quality college, developing both our staff and students.

Just a taste of what we offer...

We offer a wide range of courses that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need for a complex and rapidly changing world, helping to enhance you future career prospects.

Our state-of-the-art Peterlee Campus is one of the newest custom-built educational facilities in the north east. Our massive £40m investment ensures you have what you deserve – a wonderful facility fit for the 21st century.

Needless to say the new campus offers a host of purpose-built facilities. Along with its specially designed classrooms, IT suites and work areas, the College also boasts a 220-seat theatre, double-sized sports hall and stunning gym. There’s a recording studio, commercial hair and beauty salon and two industry-standard training kitchens.

If you are thinking of enrolling on a course at our Houghall Campus there’s great news too. Set in over 400 acres of stunning grounds and with its own working farm, not only is the campus a great place to study, Houghall also has an outstanding reputation as the region’s leading provider of land based courses and training.

Facilities at Houghall also include an arboretum, pinetum, all weather equine arena, stables, glasshouses, labs and garden centre all set amongst stunning grounds and countryside. This coupled with lecturers who share a passion for the outdoors, students with an interest in land based studies can be assured they have come to the right place.

If you want to studies A Levels as a route to university our sixth form ED6 could be the ideal place for you to study. We offer over 20 A Levels. For more details please visit our sixth form's website at www.ed6.ac.uk to find out more.

For anyone wanting to get ahead in the world of construction The Technical Academy at East Durham College offers one of the region’s best training facilities. The 37,000 sq ft. training centre on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate is fast becoming the place to train if you want to make in it the trade.

If you have any problems finding the information you are looking for on the website please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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