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Courses at East Durham College

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Courses at East Durham College

East Durham College offers a huge range of course and subject options, and provides advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme of study.

At our Peterlee Campus we offer a wide selection of A Levels - and an even wider choice of vocational training pathways. A levels include law, chemistry, biology, further maths, PE, and many more - whilst our vocation options include areas such as engineering, catering, performing arts and travel & tourism. 

The Peterlee Campus is also home to the Apollo Studio Academy, a new studio school, offering a completely different educational path to conventional secondary schools and sixth forms by blending academic qualifications and the world of work into one unique and outstanding learning experience. The Apollo Studio Academy offers student in-take into Year 10 and 12.

Also in Peterlee, we have a second site on the South West Industrial Estate, the 37,000 sq. ft Technical Academy, that offers training in a range of building and construction skills such as plumbing and electrical installation.

Our Houghall Campus, in Durham, providers students with the very best in land based studies, this includes courses in animal care, veterinary nursing, horticulture and many more. As well as full and part time courses Houghall also run a vast range of short courses. These range from the practical hobby-based, with the likes of bee keeping, dog agility, floral design and gardening, to business-based training aimed specifically at keeping you up-to-date with the knowledge and qualifications your industry sector demands.

If you live on Tyneside, and Durham seems a bit too far away, you may be pleased to learn that we also offer a number of our animal care and countryside skills courses at Bill Quay Farm in Gateashead. Bonus.

We hope you find this section of the website useful to explore all the courses on offer. By studying a course with us, you’re not only working towards a valuable qualification, you are also opening up a number of progression routes to your chosen career.

Whether you want to progress to university, gain skills to improve your job prospects, or complete an apprenticeship, East Durham College has a course that will allow you realise your ambitions.