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East Durham College Celebrates 80th ‘Oak’ Anniversary of Houghall Campus

Curriculum Manager Lyndsey Haggis with Houghall students and 80th cake

It was an historic occasion for East Durham College’s Houghall campus in Durham – the campus celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday 20th October 2018!

Staff and...

Former Houghall Student Named Farmers Apprentice of the Year 2018

Sam Coote winner of Farmers Apprentice 2018

Sam Coote from County Durham has been crowned the winner of Farmers Apprentice 2018. 

22 year old Sam was crowned the winner of Farmers Apprentice 2018,...

New Accommodation Block Opens Doors at Houghall Campus

East Durham College Houghall campus accommodation block

Spotted the building work going on at our Houghall campus recently? It's all finished now, and we're delighted to say that the new accommodation block...

Floristry Tutor of the Year Nomination for Award-Winning East Durham College Lecturer Rebecca

Rebecca Hough Presented with Chelsea Florist of the Year Title

We're delighted to announce that our very own Rebecca Hough, who teaches floristry at our Houghall campus, is up for a Floristry Tutor of the...

NE College Principals to March on Parliament to Demand Fairer Funding

North East college principals holding banner with Love our Colleges

Principals, staff and students from further education colleges across the North East will next week march on Parliament to demand increased funding after a decade...

Bodyguard Actor Returns Home to the North East to Give Q&A at East Durham College

Bodyguard Actor Richard Riddell Next to EDC Sign

East Durham College was thrilled to welcome actor Richard Riddell, who recently appeared in smash-hit BBC drama Bodyguard, to the college on Friday 5th October...

Barber on Board!

East Durham College Barbering Lecturer Alison Scattergood in salon working on mannequin head

It’s another accolade for East Durham College’s extremely talented barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood who was officially made an Industry Advisory Board Member for Barbering by...

Scene 1 Restaurant Opens Doors for First Italian Evening Theme Night

Shot of the Interior of Scene 1 restaurant with text Scene 1 Italian Evening

East Durham College's restaurant, Scene 1, has hosted the first of a series of theme nights we will be running this year, serving up delicious...

East Durham College Media Lecturer Suzi is the Voice of the Airwaves

Suzanne Martin, continuity announcer at Channel 4 in front of recording equipment

Ever heard a distinctive North Eastern voice when programmes are being introduced on the Channel 4 network? You may have heard it before at the...

Raising Our A-Game: ED6 Sixth Form Celebrating Best-Ever A-Level Results

Brian Gillespie, ED6 student with cards showing A* and A Grades

It’s been an incredible year at East Durham College’s Sixth Form, ED6 as we have gained our best-ever results in A-Levels since the sixth form...

Get Set to Jet Off with EDC’s New Business and Tourism Operations Course!

Man with suitcase in airport, next to EDC logo

Fancy yourself as the next big business entrepreneur? Want to lead the way as a travel expert? With EDC’s brand new Level 2 Business &...

A-mazing 100% Pass Rate Results in All A Levels for ED6 Sixth Form For 3rd Year Running

ED6 Students at EDC Sign with 100% Pass Rate Graphic

It’s another year of A-mazing success for East Durham Sixth Form (ED6) as students have achieved 100% pass rate for A-Levels in all subjects for...

East Durham College Nominated for Two British Floral Association Awards

Floristry student Vicky Abbott, Floristry lecturer Rebecca Hough and Floristry Student Allan Raby with scissors and flowers

East Durham College is thrilled to announce that due to an incredible year in our floristry department, we have been nominated for two awards in...

Former EDC Student Emma Baker Becomes First Ever Marine Graduate at the University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria graduate Emma Baker

It's always great to see our students go on to further success after they leave us, and Emma Baker is doing incredibly well, becoming the...

East Durham College Student Paige Hunter Brings Messages of Hope to Millions of People

It all started with an idea - Paige Hunter wanted to reach out to those in despair, and made a plan to place notes of...

EDC & Hartlepool United Launch New Football Academy for 16-18 Year Olds

Hartlepool Manager John Hewitson Shakes Hands with EDC Coach Darren Holloway outside East Durham College Peterlee Campus

East Durham College is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new Football Academy in partnership with Hartlepool United, opening new opportunities in professional football...

Get Outdoors with Exciting New Courses at East Durham College's Houghall Campus

Jaguar lying on wooden plank

What about if you could make an exciting career outdoors, helping to care for wild animals such as lions, jaguars, tigers and bears? With EDC's...

EDC Joins with Hartlepool United to Launch New Stand in Honour of Neale Cooper

Hartlepool Football Players and Executives with Floral Wreath for Neale Cooper

East Durham College is thrilled to have partnered with Hartlepool United on the launch of a fitting tribute for one of the club's greatest managers....

EDC Music Lecturer Hits the Stage at the Sage

Emma Fisk Performs with Hot Club Du Nord at the Sage Gateshead

How’s this for a gig? East Durham College’s very own music lecturer, Emma Fisk, has taken her talents to the Sage at Gateshead!

Emma, who...

Former East Durham College Foundation Student Finds Success in Employment

It is always thrilling to see our students succeed, particularly for Alice Brown, a former

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