Peterlee Come to College Open Evening - Monday 8th November 2021

Monday, 8 November 2021

Are you thinking about coming to East Durham College? If you are (a fine choice, if we do say ourselves!) the best way to learn more about the course(s) you're interested in is to visit us at one of our Come to College events, just like this one!

Our come to college events are from 5PM until 6:30PM.

Peterlee Come to College 2021 Chris English Template.jpg

Please note that our vocational courses are spread over two different open evenings. At this particular event, lecturers from the following courses will be available:

  • Accountancy (AAT)
  • Art and Design
  • Business/Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
  • Childcare
  • Computing and ICT
  • Health and Social Care
  • Media
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Uniformed Public Services

For the other half of our vocational courses taught at the Peterlee Campus and The Technical Academy, please see the event being held on Wednesday 20th October.

For A Levels, visit us at our A Level open night on Thursday 21st October. 

And for courses at our Houghall Campus, the next event is on Wednesday 20th October.

What to Expect at Our Come to College Open Evenings

Look, we get it. Coming to college is a really big decision. 

That's exactly why we have our Come to College open evenings. At these events, you can come along and have a chat with lecturers from the course area(s) of your choice.

We call them interviews, but they're nothing formal! They're purely just so our lecturers can get to know you and your target grades, tell you about which course level you could potentially join us on and you can also ask any questions you might have too.

Don't have a clue what you want to do at college? No worries! Our careers advice team are on hand at our Come to College events and will be happy to point you in the right direction.

There's no appointments needed for this event - all are welcome. We do, however, recommend applying for a course before you arrive - you can do that by viewing our list of courses here.

  • Find out how we give you the employment edge and get expert careers advice and guidance
  • Come along for free, impartial advice and guidance to help you make the right choices.
  • Speak to our dedicated teaching and support staff
  • Find out about financial support, free travel and learning support

Already Applied?

If you have already applied, our Student Services team will write to you to invite you along to this Come To College evening and send you a text reminder nearer the time.

It is essential that you attend so that we can guarantee your place and make sure the course is the right one and right level for you. We can also discuss any extra support you may need.

On the evening you will be seen by the course lecturer for an informal interview and will be given specific information about your chosen subject. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about the course and college life in general.

Not Yet Applied?

We highly recommend applying for the course you're interested in before attending our open evening. If you don't, that's not a problem - we'll just ask you to fill in an application form while you're with us on the night.

Not yet chosen which course you want to do? Go and visit our Course Finder page to browse the full collection of courses available at EDC! Click here to go there >>

If you'd like to put in application, the quickest and easiest way to do so is to fill in our online application form. Click here to go there >>

Courses Available at our Peterlee Campus

We run the following vocational course programmes at our Peterlee campus:

  • Access to Higher Education (Available for Adults Only)
  • Accountancy (Available for Adults Only)
  • Art & Design
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Brickwork
  • Business & Management
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Child & Adult Care
  • Computing and ICT
  • Counselling (Available for Adults Only)
  • Creative Media Production
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Essential Skills
  • GCSEs
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Maths/English
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Music & Music Technology
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
  • Photography
  • Plumbing & Gas
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Teacher Training
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services
  • Welding

We also have our Sixth Form centre, ED6, at our Peterlee campus. However, ED6 open evenings are held separately, on the Thursday night following our normal Come to College events.

Where to Find Us

Our Peterlee campus is just on the outskirts of the A19, as you drive into Peterlee.

Our address is:

East Durham College - Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove
Peterlee
SR8 1RN

FREE parking is available on-site.

Take a Virtual Tour

Not seen EDC before? Have a look round our Peterlee campus before you visit using our 360 degree tour.

It works just like Google Streetview, just click and drag to move around.

Contact Us

Got any questions about EDC, our open evenings, or anything else? No problem - get in touch with our student services department who'll be happy to help you!

Call: 0191 518 2000

Email: enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk

You can also fill in the contact form below to get in touch with us.

Fill In Our Enquiry Form