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

26/07/2018 - 09:40

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

16/07/2018 - 10:57

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

21/06/2018 - 11:47

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

21/06/2018 - 11:31

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


East Durham College Lecturer Wins Florist of the Year at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

11/06/2018 - 14:51

Rebecca Hough Chelsea Florist of the Year Presentation

East Durham College are thrilled to announce that floristry lecturer Rebecca Hough has rose to the occasion, beating the countries’ best 16 floral talents to...

A World of Pure, Wicked, Curious Imagination as EDC Floristry Students Create Musical-Inspired Displays

08/05/2018 - 11:11

If there's one thing you can rely on here at East Durham College, it's for our amazing floristry students to produce some truly stunning designs!...

East Durham College Students Benefit From Valuable Industrial Work Experience

25/04/2018 - 10:58

East Durham College Students at Sotech

A group of college students have recently benefited from some highly valuable real-life work experience with a leading metal façade manufacturing business in Peterlee.


EDC Students to Compete in Johnstone’s 2018 Young Painter of the Year

23/04/2018 - 09:10

EDC Painting and Decorating Students Kieron and Linda

Two talented painting and decorating students from East Durham College are brushing up on their skills, as they get ready to compete in a prestigious...

EDC Tops the Tables

29/03/2018 - 14:56

Durham Uni graduates

Positive progression and destinations for students is an increasingly important measure for schools and colleges, both for Department for Education performance tables and Ofsted.


Building the Future for Students with East Durham College and Keepmoat Homes

28/03/2018 - 14:48

Centre back row Geoff Scott Social & Economic Impact Manager Keepmoat and Head of Construction at EDC Rob Hutchinson and construction students

An exciting new partnership between East Durham College and Keepmoat Homes is to be launched, aiming to encourage young people to consider a...

Houghall Trio To Compete At World-Famous Flower Show Finals In London

28/03/2018 - 13:24

Houghall Trio (R to L) Vicky Abbott, Rebecca Hough and Allan Raby

Staff and students at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus were celebrating last week when they received the exciting news that three of them had made...

New Research Shows That Building a Career in Construction is Great for Your Earning Potential

16/03/2018 - 13:18

Although manual jobs in bricklaying and plastering may not be considered as top-end earning jobs, recent research found that, on average, bricklayers across the UK...

East Durham College Barbering Student Bags Bronze In Prestigious National Competition

16/03/2018 - 09:29

Suzanne Woodward, Bronze Medallist at AHT National Competitions 2018

East Durham College is pleased to announce continued success at the Association of Hair and Therapy (AHT) national competition after student Suzanne Woodward won a...

Lambing Sunday Event 18th March 2018 - Cancelled

15/03/2018 - 15:28

Hi everyone,

It's with great regret that we have had to cancel this weekend's Lambing Sunday event.

This is due to the bad weather we've...

EDC Painting and Decorating Students Revamp Reeds Building at the Houghall Campus

12/03/2018 - 09:19

Painting and Decorating Students Outside Reeds Building

Painting and decorating students from East Durham College have put what they’ve learned towards a great cause – revamping the Reeds building, on the college’s...

Alison Scattergood Named Further Education Teacher of the Year at TES FE Awards 2018

26/02/2018 - 11:29

Alison Scattergood, FE Teacher of the Year 2018

East Durham College is thrilled to announce that Alison Scattergood, who teaches barbering and hairdressing skills at the college has been awarded the highly prestigious...

Ofsted Praise East Durham College In Recent Inspection

23/02/2018 - 10:37

Ofsted Good Celebration at East Durham College

East Durham College is proud to announce that it has once again been graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted following an inspection in January 2018.


Another Year of Success for East Durham College’s Hair and Beauty Students at AHT Regional Competition

21/02/2018 - 14:21

Bridal, Makeup and Hair/Beauty Students at AHT Regional Heats

East Durham College’s talented hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy students are celebrating after winning first, second and third place prizes at the recent Association of...

Bob Shaw Returns to His Roots To Deliver New Land-Based Short Courses at East Durham College

09/02/2018 - 09:06

Lecturer Bob Shaw with Sheep, Lambs and Sheepdog

It’s all come full circle for East Durham College’s new agricultural lecturer, Bob Shaw, who has returned to the Houghall Campus in Durham to teach...

Fancy being Your Own Boss? East Durham College Can Help with Biz-Startup Central!

31/01/2018 - 13:58

Biz Startup Central Programme

East Durham College has launched a new programme, Biz-Startup Central, designed to give young entrepreneurs the support they need to start up their own business....