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A Letter to Parents and Students From Amanda Healy - Director of Public Health for County Durham

15/06/2021 - 13:47

Dear Parents / Carers and Students

Be Aware, Be Safe

There has been a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Durham City and it is...

Family Affair for Advantex Technology Apprenticeships

07/06/2021 - 14:24

It’s becoming a family business at Advantex as company founders Dave O’Connell and Steve O’Connell welcome their own sons to the team as apprentices.


East Durham College Shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

23/04/2021 - 10:34

East Durham College Shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer have...

Improvements to EDC’s Houghall Campus Improve Student Recreation and Accessibility

15/04/2021 - 14:09

This week, we welcomed back students to college again after the Easter holidays. Students studying land-based courses at our Houghall campus returned to see new...

College Leadership Team Celebrate Multi-Million Pound Government Funding Award

15/04/2021 - 11:55

East Durham College’s senior leadership team couldn’t help but celebrate this week, after receiving the fantastic news that the college’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, had...

Ajay Brickwork Offers Exciting Apprenticeship Opportunities to East Durham College’s Bricklaying Students – Including taking on their first-ever female Apprentice

12/04/2021 - 10:19

A group of students studying bricklaying at East Durham College are set to get a fantastic opportunity to hone their skills, thanks to an exciting...

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus Awarded Multi-Million Pound Government Funding

08/04/2021 - 12:07

The region’s largest specialist land-based college is celebrating today’s government announcement that it will receive multi-million pound government funding to develop a new state-of-the-art teaching...

EDC Celebrates International Women's Day

10/03/2021 - 09:14

It’s a double day of celebration for East Durham College as it prepares to both open its doors to students returning to face-to-face teaching, and...

Return to College Update - Monday 8th March

25/02/2021 - 13:37

From Monday 8th March ALL students will be able to return to on-site education across our three campus sites.

Every student aged 16 to 19 (or...

East Durham College Wins National Award for Student Engagement

08/02/2021 - 18:08

East Durham College has been announced as the winners of the Pears #iwill Award for Social Action and Student Engagement in the Association of Colleges...

East Durham College to Launch New College Bus Routes from Darlington and Durham

28/01/2021 - 13:18

Arriva Bus Outside EDC Houghall campus Reception Building

From September 2021, East Durham College will be offering a new, ED5, bus route directly from Darlington to its Houghall Campus in Durham. The new...

Former EDC Applied Science Student Eve Thriving at University on Midwifery Course

26/01/2021 - 11:59

“I was very nervous and sometimes would let nerves get the better of me. I never believed in myself and this probably showed in a...

Students’ Return Dates - January 2021 (Updated Mon 4th Jan)

18/12/2020 - 13:11

Following the Government's announcement on Tuesday 4th January, the College will only be open to vulnerable students, and those of key workers who can not...

East Durham College Makes the Finals of National Award for Social Action

23/11/2020 - 11:27

East Durham College has made it to the finals of the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards in the Social Action and Student Engagement...

Lauren Lands Her Dream Job

28/10/2020 - 16:03

A former East Durham College student has landed her dream job seven years after making the decision she wanted to work with children and signed...

East Durham College Partners with Spennymoor Town FC to Revolutionise Youth Football Offering

26/10/2020 - 15:12

Spennymoor Town FC has agreed a deal with East Durham College (EDC) to take its youth football offer to a new level.

Spennymoor Town Youth...

EDC Partnership to Create up to 100 Apprenticeships in 12 Months with Guaranteed Jobs

23/10/2020 - 09:53

Brad Groves, Director of Great Annual Saving Group and East Durham College Principal Suzanne Duncan

A groundbreaking partnership in County Durham will boost job prospects for young people through a new education and employment pathway.

Seaham-based Great Annual Savings Group...

Living with and Rising Above MS: EDC Student Lucy Wood Shares Her Story

21/10/2020 - 10:11

17-year-old EDC student Lucy Wood, from Peterlee, made her editorial debut last week, sharing the story of her personal diagnosis with MS and how it’s affected...

“This is my future”: Rachel Launching Her New Business at Just 15 Years Old

20/10/2020 - 09:12

At the age of just 15, Rachel Murray of EDC’s Transitional Development Service has started an exciting new business venture.

Rachels new brand – Predator...

East Durham College student triumphs twice at first national Concept Hair finals.

19/10/2020 - 16:08

East Durham College student Rayna Kovacheva has won 2 awards at the first annual Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year competition.

We’re thrilled to report...