The proportion of 16 to 18 year old East Durham College students that went on to positive destinatins after graduating was 87%

Positive Destinations

At East Durham College, you will build the valuable skills, experience and qualities you need to be successful and move on to the next stage of your life.

87% of our 16 to 18 year old students from 2015/16 went on to positive destinations after graduating; into employment, apprenticeships, further college study or on to university.

We are committed to ensuring you have the skills you need to reach a positive destination at the end of your learning journey with us.

Whether your ambition is to go straight into the world of work, to gain on-the-job training as an apprentice, to head to university or to even set up your own business venture, our job is to give you the tools to make it happen.


Our focus is on your success. Whatever your interests and aspirations, we’ll equip you with the skills and attributes to progress – whether directly into the world of work, to further study and higher education, or even to launch your own business.


We offer clear progression routes to take you where you want to be. Throughout your time with us, you’ll have a personal coach to encourage and motivate you, keeping you on track.

Well Connected

We boast strong links with over hundreds of national and local employers, which means our courses are always up to date and relevant to the workplace.


Our expert teaching teams have strong backgrounds in industry and the professions, so they know exactly what employers are looking for. Their expertise will be your inspiration.


Our excellent learner support services will ensure you get the most out of your time at East Durham College, with all the advice you need - including great careers advise and UCAS support.


It's not just what happens in the classroom – from work experience to national competitions, community projects to charity work.