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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....

Students Battle It Out In Young Horticulturist Of The Year Competition Heats 2018

23/01/2018 - 09:33

Students Compete in Young Horticulturalist of the Year at East Durham College

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has once again played host the County Durham heats of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year...

East Durham College And Teesside University Launch New Animal Science Degree Programme

22/01/2018 - 14:36

Former EDC Student Sam Frost with Chinchilla

Teesside University is working alongside East Durham College to provide a unique opportunity for students to get hands on experience with animals as part of...

East Durham College Celebrating 80th Anniversary of its Houghall Campus

11/01/2018 - 13:02

East Durham College Houghall Campus 80th Anniversary

Over 80 years of history as the North East’s leading land-based educational provider are being celebrated as East Durham College’s Houghall campus in Durham celebrates...

Survey for East Durham College from Ofsted

09/01/2018 - 13:18

As part of the college's Ofsted inspection on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th January 2018, we kindly request your views and feedback. The college Unique Reference...

East Durham College to Host North East Heats for the Chelsea Flower Show 2018

04/01/2018 - 08:51

Florist with Sunflowers and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Logo

East Durham College is thrilled to announce that the British Florist Association (BFA) will be bringing the Chelsea Flower Show Heats and Florist Inspiration Tour...

College Christmas Closing/Opening Times

22/12/2017 - 08:49

A festive banner with white presents with red bows, and text Merry Christmas

The college will be officially closing on Friday 22nd December.

College will reopen for staff on Tuesday 2nd January at 8:30 and will reopen for...

Alison Scattergood Nominated for Tes FE Teacher of the Year

15/12/2017 - 14:03

An East Durham College lecturer has been nominated as Teacher of the Year in this year’s prestigious TES FE Awards finals.

Alison Scattergood, a barbering...

East Durham College Students Shine at Inclusive Skills Competition

11/12/2017 - 09:16

East Durham College students have shown off their skills by taking part recently in the Skills Show 2017, proving that having learning difficulties and disabilities...

Blooming Marvellous Career Change for Vanessa

04/12/2017 - 16:10

After 15 years of working as an optical consultant, Vanessa Plews felt it was time for a change – she wanted something completely different, and...

FutureMe Campaign Launched to Support Young People Considering Higher Education

21/11/2017 - 12:47

East Durham College is committed to giving all of our students the best opportunity to move on to higher education after college - that's why...

Beaming Faces at Nursery as East Durham College Students Donate Handmade Outdoor Play Equipment

13/11/2017 - 09:12

A group of students from East Durham College have enhanced the fun and games at a local nursery after making and donating new outdoor play...

Local Author Highlights the Importance of Reading and Writing with Autistic Students at East Durham College

07/11/2017 - 09:48

An author and former teacher who has recently launched his first book visited East Durham College to talk to students at the Derwent provision about...

‘Prevent’ Presentations at East Durham College Helping to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Extremism Faced by Young People

06/11/2017 - 13:42

East Durham College hosted a series of ‘Prevent’ talks recently, aimed at further embedding the advice given to students relating to staying safe both on...

New Universal Credit Support Hub Launched at East Durham College

27/10/2017 - 10:37

Universal Credit Hub at East Durham College

East Durham College, based in Peterlee, has launched a new scheme to help students and those from the surrounding area to understand the changes that...

East Durham College Launches ‘Grow the Game’ Football Initiative for Foundation Learners

19/10/2017 - 08:59

Grow the Game Initiative for Foundation Learners at East Durham College

Young people with a range of disabilities and special educational needs from across the North East are being given new opportunities to succeed through football...

EDC Barbering Lecturer Takes to The Stage at Salon International in First-Ever Education Slot

18/10/2017 - 14:20

Alison Scattergood, a barbering lecturer at East Durham College, has taken to the stage at Salon International, the world’s biggest event in the hairdressing and...