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Useful Links

Below are a number of general useful links at may be helpful to students.

The provision of links to third party websites is to provide additional information or to highlight third parties which may be of interest to our students. Whilst the College provides these links in the best faith it cannot be held responsible for the content or security of third party sites.

East Durham College Related Sites/Social Media

EDC Students' Union

Interested in finding out more about EDC Students' Union? You can find out more at our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

EDC Careers Advice Service

East Durham Colleges' careers guidance service is here to help you make the right course choice. The College is accredited to the Matrix Standard Award for information, advice and guidance; so you can be sure that the advice you receive in college is of a high standard. The College offers 'drop- in' sessions and appointments with our specialist careers advisor. Appointments can be booked via telephone, email or through Student Services.

The Technical Academy

The Technical Academy in partnership with East Durham College, in Peterlee, is a brand new development in the delivery of world class training and skills for the construction industry.

Why not join the Technical Academy's Facebook page.

East Durham Sixth Form (ED6)

ED6 is a new sixth form for the East Durham area - and beyond. The sixth form will offer high quality teaching in the A Levels, we know for a fact, the top universities prefer. We will also make sure you choose the best combination of A Levels to get you into university.

Meetings & Events at East Durham College

East Durham College is the ideal location for a wide range of events. Whether it's a training day, conference, board meeting, exhibition or awards presentation East Durham College’s flexible and unique range of facilities can cater for almost every corporate, social or public event.

Partnerships Initiatives

North East Institute of Technology

Institutes of Technology are leaders in the provision of high quality, higher level technical education and training across a range of STEM occupations and industries.

For more details on the North East IoT, please check out our website at

For more general information on the IoTs, please visit the national IoT website or the .gov site by clicking here.

HE Partners

University of The Sunderland

One of the many partnership organisations the College works with is the University of Sunderland. This key partnership enables the College to deliver a range of Higher Education provision.

Teesside University Partnership

Teesside University have launched a new BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Welfare degree, which is partly taught at our Houghall Campus, which provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry.


Unistats is the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It Includes official data for undergraduate courses on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.

Career Advice

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

Explore a range of inspirational and informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships whether you’re a parent, teacher or thinking of becoming an apprentice yourself. 

National Land Based College

East Durham College is a member of the National Land Based College, a UK-wide virtual college championing skills development and providing a digital hub for land based careers, education and training. We encourage students to visit the NLBC website and register with them to receive ongoing skills support throughout your career.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI can help young people and their parents/carers to understand the salaries and promotion opportunities for different jobs, the volume and location of vacancies across different sectors. Government funds high a quality LMI service called LMI for All to help with your careers research.

Employment4students brings you the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs, internships and graduate jobs and the best deals for students.


Whether you’re looking for career change, or you’re just starting out – CareerMap have something for you. You can find apprenticeships, courses and graduate programmes that will give you the kick start you need to thrive in the industry of your choice.

Target Careers

Advice on career options after A level/Level 3 Vocational Courses. Tips on school leaver schemes and higher apprenticeships. Help making the right uni choice. Take a look!

Thinking of becoming self employed?

If you're thinking of starting your own business or becoming self employed there is now a free online service from the HMRC that includes useful tips and everything you need to know to get started. Visit where you can find information on tax, case studies from people who have been exactly where you are now, and ways to build your confidence.

Do-it Trust

Find your perfect volunteering opportunity or charity job. Do-it - for good. is the place to find out about volunteering opportunities. lists over 1m volunteering opportunities that are posted by volunteer centres, national/local charities and voluntary groups.

Wheels to Work

A brand new Wheels to Work transport scheme is now running in County Durham. If you're struggling to get to your job, can't cope with the college commute or can't afford a car, Wheels to Work can help. 

Medicspot Innovation Grant

The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to students going on to study a degree or equivalent related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 March each year. For more information and to apply:

GapForce UK

Bespoke gap year programs run by dedicated, veteran leaders. From volunteering to conversation, trekking to skilled internships; start your adventure here.

Outdoor JAC

This site is the perfect place to discover outdoor adventure jobs and seasonal work placements and qualification based training courses in the outdoor leisure industry.

Stay Safe/Anti-Bullying

Ditch The Label

Ditch The Label are one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world. They support young people aged 12-25 on all issues surrounding bullying directly through their website. In addition to the community function there is the option to speak 1:1 with a support mentor in more urgent cases or for anyone that may be vulnerable.

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. This website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.


Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK's one of the leading support service for young people. They are available to help you take on any challenge you're facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. You can talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline.

Things to Do

Visit County Durham

Visit County Durham - Durham Tourist Information - Find things to do in Durham City & County, hotels & accommodation, what's on, restaurants, special offers and itineraries.

Spennymoor Town FC

Spennymoor Town FC, the pride of County Durham, are a strategic partner of East Durham College. The club's youth set up trains at the College's Houghall campus in Durham. For details on the youth teams set up, fixtures and season tickets check out their website.

Please note, East Durham College is not responsible for content on external websites.