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Business & Management

Our business and enterprise courses prepare you for a range of exciting careers in the world of business. All courses offer a clear progression route, enabling you to gain further academic qualifications and ultimately improve your career opportunities.

Choose your Course

There can be few careers where a knowledge of business and administration would not be useful.

Our business programmes will develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding of business functions, environments and operations in a practical way that is relevant to today’s work environment. We encourage the development of your employability skills at all times and expect you to relate all that you do to your future.

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

There have been exciting developments in the Business curriculum area with the College introducing the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and its BTEC in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship qualification.

Take a Look at Our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy


AAT Accounting Qualification

Our AAT Accounting Qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world.

AAT is open to everyone - you don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need. For more details, please go to the accountancy section of the website.

Our business programmes provide students with a clear progression pathway to the next level of study, university, self employment or into the labour market.

We also offer AAT Accounting Qualifications that give you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world.

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

ELearning Courses

Are you not able to attend a course due to work or family commitments? Thanks to a partnership with ECareers, East Durham College is able to offer a range of ELearning courses which can be done at your own pace from home.

We currently offer ELearning courses in many different subjects, including project and quality management, accounting and bookkeeping, IT and networking, digital marketing, coding and web development, desktop skills, health, safety and compliance as well as other subjects including finance, teaching and childcare, business systems and software and languages.

Our ELearning courses are also ideal for businesses looking to train staff members in many different disciplines. Download the corporate brochure available below for more information on this.

For more information on these courses, download the prospectus and information documents available below. You can also contact the ELearning team directly by calling 020 3457 3812, or you can find out more information by visiting

Download the ELearning Prospectus >>

Download the ELearning Corporate Brochure >>

Our Business and Management Courses

To see full details on each of our business and management courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2021/2022 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the 2021/2022 academic year. All full time courses will start September 2021. For any part time courses, please check in the individual course page for their start date during 2021/22.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in business and relateed professions, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website