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College Gears Up For National Apprenticeship Week 2014

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 logo

The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 3-7 March 2014, with hundreds of events expected to take place across England.

The Week, which...

Hair And Beauty Team Crowned Best Overall College.... Again

AHT regional competition Best College trophy

Hair and beauty students from East Durham College have once again come home with the top prize from the annual AHT regional competition.

The College...

Fundraising Drive For New Sensory Room

ast Durham College tutor Laura Richardson and students from the Derwent Provison inside the room they are hoping to transform into a new sensory room

East Durham College tutor Laura Richardson and students from the Derwent Provision inside the room they are hoping to transform into a new sensory room....

College Joins Forces With Clothing Manufacturer To Give Jobs Boost To East Durham

Paul Watts, Julie Price and David Price

New Jobs Set For Area: (Picture L-R) Paul Watts, Julie Price and David Price.

CLOTHING manufacturing is coming back to East Durham, bringing with it over...

New Dry Stone Walling Course Launched At Houghall

A dry stone wall

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus is set to launch a new course teaching the specialist techniques of dry stone walling.

Dry stone walls are an...

Ofsted Inspection Questionnaire

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Beginning Monday 24th February East Durham College will be being inspected for a week by Ofsted.

To help with their inspection they have set...

New Course Looks For Tyneside's Green Fingers

Horticulture student David Kennedy tending to some lettice at the Houghall Plant Centre

East Durham College Houghall Campus Horticulture student David Kennedy.

East Durham College is pleased to announce that it will be taking its highly popular amateur...

Students Take Part in Young Horticulturist of the Year 2014 Heats

(L-R) Second place Danielle Newbery, third placed Craig Kitching, heat winner Chris Parsons, Horticulture lecturer at East Durham College Dawn James and Over 30 category winner Sean Heslop

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus today hosted the local heats of The Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY) 2014 competition.

This first...

Jennifer Takes Home Student Award

Suzanne Duncan with Jennifer Hayes

Jennifer Hayes has been selected for a Student Award for the Catering and Hospitality section at East Durham College.

Jennifer picked up the award...

Katie Takes Home Catering Student Award For February

Suzanne Duncan with Katie Moreland

Katie Moreland has been selected for a Student of the Month award for her work on her Catering & Hospitality course in January.

Katie,...

Megan Hopper Selected For Animal Care Award

Suzanne Duncan with Megan Hopper

Megan Hopper has been selected for a Student Award for the Animal Studies at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus.

Megan, 17, from Coundon, picked...

Tom Picks Up Business Student Award

Suzanne Duncan with Tom Mcmahon

Tom Mcmahon has been selected for a Student Award for the Business Studies section at East Durham College.

Tom, 17, originally from Liverpool now...

Student of the Month - February 2014

Left to right East Durham College February 2014 Student of the Month winners - Ashleigh Duff, Katie Moreland, Jennifer Hayes, Tom McMahon and Megan Hopper

(L-R) East Durham College February Student of the Month winners - Ashleigh Duff, Katie Moreland, Jennifer Hayes, Tom McMahon and Megan Hopper.

The 10...

Peter Jones Students Negotiate Their Way Into Finals

East Durham College's Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students with lecturer Jill Campbell inthe atrium of the Peterlee Campus

The East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy are preparing for the next round of the national negotiation challenge.

A group of talented East Durham College...

New Smallholding Courses Launched at Houghall

A herd of castlemilk and hebredean sheep

Have you ever been watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on River Cottage and thought you’d like to set up your own animal smallholding? Well now there is...

College Farm Welcomes New Arrival

Students Kate Ingleby and Laura Smith show off the new hereford calf arrival with curriculum leader and farm manager Keith Cook.

Students Kate Ingleby and Laura Smith show off the new arrival with curriculum leader and farm manager Keith Cook.

East Durham College is happy to...

College Apprentices Excel With Gentoo

East Durham College Apprenticeships Work Placement Officer Alison Stephenson and Gentoo's Mark Charlton prepare to hand over certificates to students (L-R) Mark Thurlbeck, Lewis Robson, Daniel Watt, Robyn Longley, Nicholas Craggs, Kris Nicholson and Adam Wright.

East Durham College Apprenticeships Work Placement Officer Alison Stephenson and Gentoo's Mark Charlton prepare to hand over certificates to students (L-R) Mark Thurlbeck, Lewis Robson,...

Houghall Students Branching out to help Cathedral

Durham Cathedral in the distance looking over the tops of trees

Students from East Durham College are putting their training into practice this week by helping to plant trees on the Durham Cathedral riverbanks.

A team...

Shaun Cummings Takes Home December Uniformed Public Services Student Award

Suzanne Duncan with Shaun Cummings

Shaun Cummings  has been selected for a Student Award for the Uniformed Public Services section at East Durham College.

Shaun, 16, from Peterlee picked...

Abby Holdsworth Takes Home A December Student Award

Suzanne Duncan with Abby Holdsworth

Abby Holdsworth has been selected for a Student Award for the Health and Social Care section at East Durham College.

Abby, 17, from Blackhall,...

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