East Durham College's Peterlee Campus at Night

College Information

East Durham College is committed to offering an outstanding and inclusive education, providing individuals, the community and the local economy with every opportunity to succeed.

The College is home to a genuine and supportive community of students and staff and we believe you won’t find a more supportive and friendlier college.

And that support leads to some great results. The percentage of students completing their qualification aims successfully has been consistently above the national average for the last three years.

Students at East Durham College also develop their confidence, self-esteem and work-related skills - developing good employability skills and enhance their future opportunities.

We have a key focus on supporting students in their journey on to employment or further forms of education and training, building upon the positive and life-changing experience of studying at East Durham College.

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Houghall Campus - Facilities Video

Why Study At A Further Education College?

Further education colleges provide high-quality technical and professional education and training for young people, adults and employers. They prepare over three million students with valuable skills for the workplace, valuable employability skills, helping to develop their career opportunities and strengthen the local, regional and national economy.

Colleges are inspirational places to learn because education and training is delivered by expert teaching staff in industry-standard facilities. From basic skills to postgraduate degrees, colleges offer first rate academic and vocational teaching, in a range of professions including engineering, hospitality, IT, construction and the creative arts.

A short animation about FE colleges, apprenticeships and higher education by the Association of Colleges (AOC)