female electrotechnical student with a testing device in the workshop at East Durham College's Technical Academy

The Technical Academy

The Technical Academy is the north east's home of world-class training and skills for people who work, or want to work, in the construction and engineering industry.

  • Students of all ages (16+) can benefit from the latest training across a wide range of construction and engineering trades.
  • We offer accreditation training to employers and people already in the trade.
  • We provide bespoke training packages to upgrade and update skills.

East Durham College's Technical Academy Motor Vehicle Department The Academy is located on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate in about 37,000 sq. ft. of space with a vast workshop area, classroom and IT suite. And because the workshop space is open plan, it creates interaction between all trades - and therefore provides simulated real working environment.

You can get involved in full and part time training and courses in:

  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering
  • Gas Installation & Maintenance (Plumbing and Heating Systems)
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Welding

The Academy was established in September 2010 by East Durham College with the aim of re-creating a professional, construction-based working environment where learners could receive the latest training in trade areas that the industry needs.

We employ teams of highly-skilled tradespeople who are first-class construction training practitioners. Their experienced, expert approach brings both current and future construction workers up to the right levels of technical skill - and ensures that those skills are applied in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Our mission is to turn out confident learners with the highly-accomplished trade skills that the construction and engineering industry and today’s employers demand.

The East Durham College’s mission statement is Creating Outstanding Futures - an ethos that runs through everything we do.

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