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Useful Links

Below are a number of general useful links at may be helpful to students.

The provision of links to third party websites is to provide additional information or to highlight third parties which may be of interest to our students. Whilst the College provides these links in the best faith it cannot be held responsible for the content or security of third party sites.

EDC Students' Union

Interested in finding out more about EDC Students' Union? You can find out more at our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

The Technical Academy

The Technical Academy in partnership with East Durham College, in Peterlee, is a brand new development in the delivery of world class training and skills for the construction industry.

Why not join the Technical Academy's Facebook page.

East Durham Sixth Form (ED6)

ED6 is a new sixth form for the East Durham area - and beyond. The sixth form will offer high quality teaching in the A Levels, we know for a fact, the top universities prefer. We will also make sure you choose the best combination of A Levels to get you into university.

Apollo Studio Academy

The Apollo Studio Academy is a new school in Peterlee. It is sponsored by the Academy at Shotton Hall and East Durham College and caters for up to 300 students aged between 14 and 19. The Academy offers 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.

Meetings & Events at East Durham College

East Durham College is the ideal location for a wide range of events. Whether it's a training day, conference, board meeting, exhibition or awards presentation East Durham College’s flexible and unique range of facilities can cater for almost every corporate, social or public event.

The Sunderland University Partnership

One of the many partnership organisations the College works with is the University of Sunderland. This key partnership enables the College to deliver a range of Higher Education provision.

East Durham College Career Coach

Careers Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

Employment4students brings you the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs, internships and graduate jobs and the best deals for students.

Thinking of becoming self employed?

If you're thinking of starting your own business or becoming self employed there is now a free online service from the HMRC that includes useful tips and everything you need to know to get started. Visit where you can find information on tax, case studies from people who have been exactly where you are now, and ways to build your confidence.

The Area Wide Prospectus

This site provides lots of useful and up to date information on a whole host of topics such as careers and choices, health, transport, volunteering and free-time plus lots more!

Extreme Gap Year

Gap Year Travel with us is all about adrenaline travel. When you take a gap year or go travelling or backpacking, you have the opportunity to enjoy the most exciting experiences on the planet.

Outdoor JAC

This site is the perfect place to discover outdoor adventure jobs and seasonal work placements and qualification based training courses in the outdoor leisure industry.

Visit County Durham

Visit County Durham - Durham Tourist Information - Find things to do in Durham City & County, hotels & accommodation, what's on, restaurants, special offers and itineraries.

Tyne & Wear Sport

This site contains lots of information to support clubs, coaches, volunteers and those working in sport. Content includes sections such as: Training Opportunities, Club Funding, Volunteering, School Sport & Jobs


Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. This website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

Please note, East Durham College is not responsible for content on external websites.