Student Applications Soar At Houghall

Tue, 02/01/2001 - 00:00

East Durham College is delighted to report a significant increase in the number of students applying to study on land based courses at their Houghall Campus on the outskirts of Durham City.

The College, which has campuses in Peterlee and Durham, has already received 25% more applications from young people aged 16 to 18 than by the time of enrolment last September.

Sally Hudson, Vice Principal, said: “We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of students enrolling at our Houghall Campus over recent years but this year’s increase in applications is phenomenal.

“Every land based course area has already received as many applications as last year, with most areas seeing significant increases.”

Applications for agricultural courses are already up by 39%, equine studies by 38% and animal care by 21%.

The Houghall Campus also offers courses in Arboriculture & Forestry, Environmental Conservation, Floristry and Horticulture – as well as introducing new courses in Pre-Veterinary Nursing, Sport and Art & Design.

“The College also runs a number of Foundation programmes, designed as an introduction for learners with little or no experience in land based subjects, which are a proven route in starting young people out on a land based career pathway,” added Mrs Hudson.

Places are still available on the College’s July Summer School Taster Courses for any Year 11 pupils who would like to try out a course area before committing to a longer land based programme.