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College To Host Apprenticeship Information Event

Joy global apprentices and East Durham College engineering students

East Durham College are holding an information evening for Year 10 and Year 11 students and parents on Apprenticeships.

The...

Gareth Adds More Medals To Impressive Collection

East Durham College student Gareth Orr shows off his Swimming medals

A talented East Durham College student has picked up three medals after competing in the pool at a Special Olympics event.

Gareth Orr, 22,...

College Football Team Secure The Double

East Durham College mens football team 2015-16

East Durham College football team have wrapped up the double as they won the cup after securing the division one league title last month.

The...

Specialist Computer Coding Academy Launched

Computer coding

East Durham College is delighted to announce the launch of their new Coding Academy based at the Peterlee Campus.

From September 2016, students will...

Beauty Students Shine At Regional Competitions

East Durham College Beauty students Summer Scotter and Heather Patton

Two talented East Durham College beauty students have just picked up top three finishes in two hotly contested inter-college competitions.

Heather Patton, 18, from...

IT and Business Team Up To Join Accenture For Work Experience

East Durham College IT student, Miles Pinkney, Accenture tech tutor, Matt O’Brien and East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student, Cameron Parker

Business and IT students from East Durham College have spent the week getting a taste for the world of work whilst taking up a number...

Houghall Campus Development Update May 2016

The new East Durham College Houghall campus indoor equine arena

East Durham College’s Houghall campus redevelopment remains on track for opening ahead of the new academic year starting in September.

The £12 million project,...

Asbestos Experts Deliver Training To Construction Students

East Durham Joinery lecturer Joe Atherton, East Durham College students Leyton Ramsay and Callum Scott and Omega Asbestos Consulting’s Commercial Director Steven Hubery

Students on a range of construction-based courses at East Durham College have been treated to some free safety training that will help prepare them for...

College Students Are A Cut Above The Rest

East Durham College barbering student, Georgia Leadbetter, East Durham College barbering lecturer, Alison Scattergood and East Durham College barbering student, Kirsty Brownless.

Two East Durham College barbering students have been nominated for prestigious awards in a national competition. 



Georgia Leadbetter, 23, from Seaham and Kirsty...

Lee Comes Out On Top In Inter-College Plumbing Competition

Lee Dodds, winner of Inter-College Plumbing Competition

An East Durham College student took first place in a recent skills competition between local colleges. 

Lee Dodds, 44, from Haswell, came out on top...

Hard-Working Painting and Decorating Students Are Off To University

East Durham College painting and decorating students Daniel Meynell and Shauna Coles

Two East Durham College students are taking there painting and decorating courses to the next level as they are set to head off to university....

College Staff And Students Come Together To Raise Awareness For Charity

East Durham College hair and beauty staff help raise awareness of retinoblastoma

A number of different course areas from East Durham College have come together this week to put on a number of events to help raise...

College Student Opens Doors To His New Salon

East Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood with East DurhaM College barbering student Lewis Coils

An award-winning East Durham College student has launched his own business as he sets out to complete his final year of qualifications.



Lewis...

Top Maths & English Skills Call for Great Prizes

Animal Care student Cara Coatsworth receives her prize from East Durham College vice principal Graeme Blench

Two hard-working East Durham College students are the proud owners of new iPhones after impressing with their Maths and English skills.

As part of...

Men’s Football Team Wrap Up North East League Title

East Durham College Men's Football League Champions 2015/2016

East Durham College men’s team have been crowned 2016 north east college’s league champions.



The men’s first team, led by former Sunderland and Hartlepool...

School Leavers’ Apprenticeship Information Events

East Durham College Business Admin Apprenticeship student

There has never been a better time to consider an Apprenticeship.

Young people can ‘get in and go far’ with an Apprenticeship at some of...

College Hairdressing Team Receive Special Industry Award

East Durham College Hairdressing Team

East Durham College’s hairdressing department have been specially commended by one of the sector’s major organisations.

East Durham College’s hair department have become one...

MEP Tours Houghall Campus Redevelopment

East Durham College vice-principal, Graeme Blench, Paul Brannen MEP, East Durham College Principal Suzanne Duncan

A member of the European Parliament has visited East Durham College’s Houghall campus to speak with a number of different departments and get a guided...

Access To HE Student Becomes Access To HE Lecturer

Former Access to HE Student Elizabeth Shipley

Hartlepool-born Elizabeth attended Brierton Community School and left to work in beauty therapy before going onto teach beauty at Hartlepool FE and then East Durham...

An Interview With Former Student And Renowned Head Chef Craig Atchinson

Former East DurhaM College student and now head chef Craig Atchinson

Growing up in the small colliery town of Horden in the North East in the early 80’s, Chef Craig Atchinson remembers the very visible effects...

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