Courses at East Durham College

Welcome to East Durham College! With our huge range of courses and different subject options, we've got a place for you right here at EDC.

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There's a reason why here at East Durham College our slogan is Creating Outstanding Futures - for every student who walks through our doors, that's what EDC is all about! Through our huge range of courses, fantastic teaching, great facilities and so much more, everything we do is about creating an outstanding future for you.

Before you get started choosing your course here at EDC, why not take a look at our video below to get an idea of what East Durham College is like?

East Durham College has three campuses - our Peterlee campus, our specialist training facility The Technical Academy (also in Peterlee) and our specialist land-based campus, Houghall, found on the outskirts of Durham city centre. 

East Durham College Peterlee Campus

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Our Peterlee campus is packed full of all kinds of things: whether you're kicking back between lessons with a Starbucks coffee from our own coffee shop on site, taking advantage of your free gym pass at Impact Health and Fitness or just enjoying the amazing facilities available on your course, there's so much to see at EDC Peterlee!

Thinking about specialising in a particular subject at college? At our Peterlee campus, we offer loads of different vocational course options, including hairdressing, catering and hospitality, music, performing arts, travel and tourism plus loads more!

If you're interested in A Levels, our Peterlee campus is also home to ED6, our sixth form. ED6 is well regarded for its exceptional teaching and incredible pass rates; for the past SIX years, ED6 students have achieved A Level pass rates of 100%! There's also loads of A Level subjects to choose from, including chemistry, law, biology, further maths, PE and so much more.

Think East Durham College's Peterlee campus could be the one for you? Click the button below to view our full list of Peterlee campus courses.

View our Peterlee Campus Courses

The Technical Academy Peterlee

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If you're thinking about working in a trade such as engineering, electrical, motor vehicle maintenance, welding and plumbing/heating engineering, there's no better place to learn your craft than at our specialist training facility, The Technical Academy!

Found just up the road from our Peterlee campus at Peterlee industrial estate, The Technical Academy is a 37,000 square foot facility specially designed to replicate a real working environment for the trades listed above.

Inside you'll find specialist workshops centered around the different trades, as well as our North East Institute of Technology training suites in engineering and motor vehicle, offering state-of-the-art engineering equipment and training, and the very latest in motor vehicle technology including electrical vehicle and hybrid training rigs.

Sound like the place for you? Find out more about The Technical Academy by clicking the button below!

View our Technical Academy Campus Courses

Houghall (Durham) Courses

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Houghall is a college campus quite unlike any other! Founded over 80 years ago on the outskirts of Durham city centre, Houghall specialises in the very best in land-based studies.

When we say land-based, we mean a whole selection of exciting subjects such as animal care, agriculture, equine tree surgery, land and wildlife management, floristry and veterinary nursing.

Houghall recently underwent a fantastic multi-million pound redevelopment, with even more to come in the near future! As part of phase 1, we now have a state-of-the-art equine centre, brand-new small animal care unit, new social spaces, upgraded facilities and much more!

You can find out more about the exciting range of course at Houghall by clicking the button below:

View our Houghall Campus Courses

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Courses at East Durham College

It all starts here - no matter what you want to be, East Durham College can help you achieve your dreams.

For more information on any of our courses, simply click one of the options below.

A Levels
Access to Higher Education at East Durham College
Access to Higher Education
Accountancy Courses at East Durham College
Accountancy
Agriculture Courses at East Durham College Houghall Campus
Agriculture
Animal Care Courses at East Durham College Houghall Campus
Animal Care, Science & Management
Art and Design Courses at East Durham College
Art & Design
Beauty Therapy Courses at East Durham College
Beauty Therapy
Brickwork and bricklaying courses at East Durham College
Brickwork
Business courses at East Durham College
Business & Management
Carpentry courses at East Durham College
Carpentry & Joinery
Hospitality and Catering Courses at East Durham College
Catering & Hospitality
Childcare courses at East Durham College
Child & Adult Care
Computing courses at East Durham College
Computing & ICT
Counselling courses at East Durham College
Counselling
Creative Media courses at East Durham College
Creative Media Production
Distance Learning
Dog Grooming Courses at East Durham College
Dog Grooming
Electrical courses at East Durham College
Electrical
Engineering courses at East Durham College
Engineering
Equine courses at East Durham College Houghall
Equine
Functional Skills at East Durham College
Essential Skills Qualifications
Floristry Courses at East Durham College
Floristry & Floral Design
Foundation Studies at East Durham College Houghall Campus
Foundation Studies - Houghall
Foundation Studies - Peterlee
Free Digital Training
GCSEs at East Durham College
GCSEs
Hairdressing and Barbering Courses at East Durham College
Hairdressing & Barbering
Higher Education at East Durham College
Higher Education
Horticulture Courses at East Durham College Houghall
Horticulture
Land & Wildlife Management
Land-Based Short Courses at East Durham College
Land Based Short Courses
Engage (Post 16) courses at East Durham College
LEAP (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Progress)
Maths and English Courses at East Durham College
Maths & English
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Courses at East Durham College
Motor Vehicle
Music and Music Technology Courses at East Durham College
Music & Music Technology
Painting and Decorating Courses at East Durham College
Painting & Decorating
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Performing Arts
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Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
Photography Courses at East Durham College
Photography
Plumbing and Gas Courses at East Durham College
Plumbing & Heating Engineering
Princes Trust at East Durham College
Princes Trust Team Programme
Science Courses at East Durham College
Science
Sport courses and training at East Durham College
Sports
Teacher Training at East Durham College
Teacher Training
Travel and Tourism Courses at East Durham College
Travel & Tourism
Arboriculture and Forestry Courses at East Durham College Houghall Campus
Tree Surgery & Forestry Management
Uniformed Public Services Courses at East Durham College
Uniformed Public Services
Veterinary Nursing Courses at East Durham College
Veterinary Nursing
Welding Courses at East Durham College
Welding