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.

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.

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:

These are the remaining courses available for applications that run in this academic year 2017/18. Please check the start dates within the specific course page itself. The courses for the next academic year, 2018/19 are listed in the next section below.

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