A group of students exercising inside the sports hall at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus


The College excels in providing students interested in sport and outdoor education an environment in which they can thrive both academically and athletically.

Choose Your Course

East Durham College is a true centre of excellence for sport in Further Education. The College continues to receive loads of attention from those who matter the most; passionate athletes and top quality coaching staff.

With a wide range of courses covering sport, leisure, uniformed public services and outdoor education, and with provision from Level 1 through to Foundation Degree, there is certain to be something to meet your needs and interests.

Students have access to a wide range of additional vocational qualifications to enhance their programme. These include Community Sports Leader Award, Higher Sports Leader Award, FE Coaching and RFU Coaching. EDC Boxing Student

Many of our students on sports and outdoor education courses are also members of Team East Durham, the College’s dedicated athlete development programme. 

Students studying other course areas are also able to be members of Team East Durham. There are Sport Performance Centres in Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Football, Netball and Rugby.

Join the EDC Football Squad, in Association with Hartlepool United

At EDC, we are very lucky to be partnered with Hartlepool United, who use our Peterlee campus as their training ground.

For young footballers, this opens up some great opportunities - you could join our 16-19 Hartlepool United shadow squad, where you get a whole host of benefits, including excellent coaching from former Sunderland player Darren Holloway, the opportunity to rub shoulders with the Hartlepool First Team, and much more!

Sound good? Click here for more information on the 16-19 Hartlepool United Shadow Squad.

For students at an exceptional standard in boxing, football and rugby there is also our Elite Sports Scholarship Programme which offer a host of extra free benefits.

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our sport studies, sport science and sport coaching courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2019/20, starting September 2019. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in sport coaching and instructing services, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website