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Computing & ICT

IT and computing industries are dynamic, fast-moving and constantly in need of qualified professionals. The courses we offer reflect industry trends with a mix of programming paradigms, hardware and networking, systems analysis and databases, client and server web development and various other topics, all of which are relevant to modern industry.

Choose Your Course

The College has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities for computing training including IT studios equipped with industry-standard software.

Preparation for the workplace is an important component of our courses, so work-related activities and work experience placements play a vital role in your education here at EDC.

Students achieving a full level 3 programme have the opportunity to apply for university entrance to study on a huge range of higher education courses such computer science, computer animation and computer programming.

As the use of technology becomes an even bigger part of everyday life, so the opportunities to work in the sector grow too. Web and CMS designers, games developers, animators, network engineers, business system analysts - the list grows by the day.

The Coding Academy

East Durham College is delighted to announce the launch of their new Coding Academy based at the Peterlee Campus. Prepare yourself for an exciting career in computer programming or networking with our new Coding Academy on our AQA Technical Level 3 Qualifications in Computer Programming or Networking. Courses listed below.

The College is excited to launch the Academy as part of the college’s expanded IT offer and believes it offers a great opportunity for young people to pursue an exciting career in this in-demand area. Career opportunities for people with coding skills are really growing around the country and we want to get behind this and offer local students in the north east the chance to specialise in programming or networking.

Computer coding and networking is increasingly being taught in schools around the region and we want to give students the opportunity to be able to continue to progress those skills by coming and studying at the Academy.

We have highly-skilled lecturers, with industry experience, to teach the courses. And when you join either of these courses you will receive some great additional benefits.

  • Unlimited access to the Academy Business Mentorship Forum, designed to prepare your for employment in the industry.
  • Membership of the East Durham Homes Digital Champions programme.
  • Gain valuable experience helping to run the College’s ‘IT Help-Shop’.
  • Access to cutting edge hardware and software.
  • Monthly talks from industry experts.
  • A complimentary external hard drive for storing coursework files and resources.

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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

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Download the ELearning Corporate Brochure >>

Basic Computer Skills (ITQ) Courses

Are you over the age of 19, and looking for training on basic computer skills to increase your career prospects? Our empoyability runs regular ITQ courses which are ideal for this.

Click here to find out more information about the courses.

ICT and Computing Courses at East Durham College

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

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

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2019/20, starting September 2019. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

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