College Becomes First In The North East To Gain Enterprise Kitemark

East Durham College is delighted to have become the first College of Further Education in the North East to gain the Excellence in Enterprise Award.

The award was recently granted to the College by the CEI (Centre for Education & Industry) at the University of Warwick.

Ray Sharp, Enterprise Coordinator at the College, said: “We are thrilled to be the only College in the north east to achieve this award status and gain this recognised quality kitemark.

“The Enterprise Team would like to thank all the staff who helped collate the 16-month assessment report. This kitemark is proof of the high quality of our enterprise initiatives and support for students, and evidence of the real benefits this activity has on our students who get involved in enterprise.

East Durham College was recommended to apply for Mode One, which is the full award, because of the range of enterprise activities within the College and the variety of departments involved. To date students have set up the likes of Hot Desk Records a recording label, Tranquillity a beauty salon at Dalton Park and Skittlez SuperCrew’s dance school.

Peter Stagg, the Regional Director of CEI, commented: “I was very impressed with the enterprise work at East Durham College. We are happy to endorse the enterprise work they do with their students.”