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Virtual Come to College Presentations

Are you interested in studying a course here at East Durham College? In light of the current situation, our course lecturers have prepared presentations about their subject areas to help you learn more about studying at EDC.

After you have watch the presentation for the area(s) you are interested in, if you'd like to book a one-to-one chat with a lecturer, please contact us on LiveChat and we can arrange a call. 

Introduction to East Durham College's Houghall Campus

Welcome to EDC's Houghall campus!

Found on the outskirts of Durham City Centre, Houghall specialises in teaching land-based subjects. We've been doing it for over 80 years, and made a college campus where learners can expect the very best tuition.

Courses available at our Houghall campus include Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture (Tree Surgery), Dog Grooming, Equine/Horse Care, Floristry, Foundation Studies, Horticulture, Land & Wildlife Mangement and Veterinary Nursing.

Watch our presentation above for an outline of what to expect on these courses, or click the button below for more information.

More Info About Our Houghall Campus Courses

Introduction to East Durham College's Peterlee Campus, inc ED6

Welcome to EDC's Peterlee campus!

With a huge variety of courses on offer, as well as a modern, stunning facility made for the 21st century with everything you need inside for your studies, studying at Peterlee is a fantastic idea.

In the presentation above, vice principal of the college Carina Tomlinson will outline what you can expect when studying here, giving you a general overview of the college as well as the perks we offer our students.

If you'd like more information on what courses we have to offer at Peterlee, either watch another of our presentations below or click the button to visit our Peterlee campus course page!

More Info About Our Peterlee Campus Courses

Access to Higher Education (Peterlee Campus)

Access to HE is all about giving you the qualifications necessary to go on to university. If you missed out on university the first time around, or didn't get the grades you need to get in, studying an Access to HE course is the perfect route to getting to uni, and, eventually, to your future career.

At East Durham College, we offer Access to HE courses in Education Professions, Humanities, Nursing & Midwifery and Science.

In the presentation above, Adam Sawyers, lecturer at East Durham College, outlines what you can expect when studying Access to Higher Education with us.

More info about our Access to Higher Education Courses

Accountancy (Peterlee Campus)

At East Durham College, we offer AAT Level 2 (daytime and evening) and Level 3 (evening only) courses. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the world's leading professional body for Accounting Technicians, with over 150,000 members worldwide.

In the presentation above, Tony Lawson, lecturer at East Durham College, outlines what you can expect when studying AAT with us.

More info about our AAT Courses

Agriculture (Houghall Campus)

At East Durham College, we offer full time level 1, level 2 and level 3 courses at our stunning Houghall Campus and working farm.

In the presentation above, Sam Coote, lecturer at East Durham College, outlines what you can expect when studying Agriculture with us.

More info about our Agricultural Courses

Animal Care (Houghall Campus)

Our animal care courses are consistently one of our most popular here at EDC, and with our amazing facilities, it's not hard to see why!

We have a brand new, purpose-built small animal care at our Houghall campus which houses a wide range of both conventional and exotic animal species. You can expect to find lizards, tortoises, raccoons, wallabies, chipmunks, chinchillas, snakes and lots, lots more inside.

Our animal care and animal management courses are designed to give you the knowledge and skills to work with animals as a career. Whether you want to go on to work in veterinary science, go to university to study an animal-related degree or just work in a pet shop, an animal management qualification from EDC can help you achieve your career goals.

In the presentation above, animal care lecturer Aaron Childerstone guides you through everything you can expect from studying animal care at EDC.

More Info About Our Animal Care Courses

Apprenticeships

Are you interested in getting the most out of your career by starting with an apprenticeship? At East Durham College, our dedicated apprenticeship team specialise in finding you the right apprenticeship at the right company.

We offer apprenticeships in a wide variety of different areas ranging from construction to hairdressing, or from tree surgery to horticulture. Whatever you want to be, let EDC help you get there with an apprenticeship.

In this presentation, Emma Norbury from the EDC apprenticeship team outlines what you can expect when considering an apprenticeship.

More Info About Apprenticeships

Arboriculture/Tree Surgery (Houghall Campus)

At East Durham College, we offer a range of full time, part time and short courses in Arboriculture (the care of trees) at our stunning Houghall Campus.

In the presentation above, Joe Shipley, lecturer at East Durham College, outlines what you can expect when studying Arboriculture with us.

More info about our Arboriculture Courses

Beauty Therapy (Peterlee Campus)

Whether you love doing makeup, want to work in a spa or even want to get into special effects, beauty therapy could be for you!

We have a specialist salon open to the public at East Durham College, where students get to interact with real clients and get real industry experience too.

In the presentation above, Angela Johnston outlines exactly what you can expect from our beauty courses here at EDC. When you're done, you can then click the link below to view more details about the courses!

More Info About Our Beauty Therapy Courses

Business/Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (Peterlee Campus)

Got big ambitions and see yourself being successful in business? With East Durham College's range of business courses, you can make it happen!

We're the area's only Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and offer a specially-curated business course created by Peter Jones himself, successful entrepeneur and star of BBC series Dragon's Den.

If you're serious about launching your own business, there's no better place than right here at East Durham College to start your journey.

You can lots more about the course by watching the presentation above, or you can click below to view more info on our range of courses.

More Info About Our Business Courses

Catering & Hospitality (Peterlee Campus)

We have two specialist, industry-standard training kitchens and a fully operational restaurant, open to the public, at East Durham College, where our students get to interact with real clients and get real industry experience too.

In the presentation above, Mark Chapman talks you through this exciting course area that leads into an industry with a huge number of job opportunities. When you're done, you can then click the link below to view more details about the courses!

More Info About Our Catering Courses

Construction (Peterlee Campus)

With a constant demand for trained professionals, the construction industry is a fantastic potential career path for you.

At East Durham College, we offer a number of vocational construction programmes designed to give you the skills employers are looking for.

We offer construction courses in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating. In the presentation above, Rob Hutchinson outlines exactly what you can expect from each of these courses at EDC.

More Info About Our Bricklaying Courses

More Info About Our Carpentry Courses

More Info About Our Painting & Decorating Courses

Counselling (Peterlee Campus)

Counsellors provide support to those in need, listening carefully and advising to help others through their issues.

It's a caring, rewarding job, and you too can get your start as a counsellor thanks to EDC's range of counselling courses, taught at our Peterlee campus.

Take a look at the presentation above for an insight into what counselling at EDC involves, then click below for further information on our counselling course page.

More Info About Our Counselling Courses

Creative Industries (Peterlee Campus)

The creative industries is a huge area, filled with opportunity. Whether you love to dance, play music, want to be a producer, get behind the camera and film TV shows or learn how to edit videos, a course in the creative industries department could be just what you're looking for.

At East Durham College, the creative industries department includes courses in Art & Design, Creative Media Production, Music & Music Technology Performing Arts and Photography.

In the presentation above, Billy Nicholson, lecturer of creative industries, gives you a college tour and also outlines what you can expect on our creative industries courses. 

More Info About Our Art & Design Courses

More Info About Our Creative Media Courses

More Info About Our Music Courses

More Info About Our Performing Arts Courses

More Info About Our Photography Courses

Derwent ASC Provision (Houghall Campus)

Our Derwent ASC department is a specialist provision founded for providing students with autism spectrum conditions with a place to grow, learn and get ready for future adult life.

Working closely with other areas of the college, learners at Derwent receive specialist programmes designed for every student designed to get the very best out of them during their time with us.

In the presentation above, Michelle Forrest, head of the Derwent Provision, outlines what you can expect when enrolling a student with us. Alternatively you can click the button below for more info on our website too. Or scroll down for further information on our Foundation Studies programme for SEND students.

More Info About The Derwent ASC Provision

East Durham Sixth Form (ED6) - Humanities Subjects

Thinking about coming to study A Levels? At East Durham Sixth Form, we've got fantastic results, amazing teachers and great facilities, designed to help you get to where you want to be.

In the presentation above, our lecturers outline what you can expect from studying humanities-based subjects such as English, Economics, Business Studies and much, much more.

Want to learn more? Give the button a click below for more info on the A Level page of our website.

More Info About Our A Level Courses

East Durham Sixth Form (ED6) - STEM Subjects

Learn all about the amazing science and mathematics-based courses we have to offer at ED6 Sixth Form centre with this talk from Dr. Wanda Scott.

Like all of our other A Level subjects, you can expect small class sizes at ED6, experienced tutors with years of experience and an education that makes sure you get the very best results possible.

Want more info on A Levels? Give the button below a click.

More Info About Our A Level Courses

Engineering/Welding (The Technical Academy)

Skilled engineers and welding professionals are in higher demand than ever before, and with a huge skills shortage in the industry, this could really be your time to shine and start your fantastic future career.

At the Technical Academy (found on Peterlee Industrial Estate) we run dedicated engineering and welding programmes designed to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for.

In the above presentation, Brian Rowe, engineering lecturer, outlines exactly what you can expect when studying engineering or welding with us.

For more info on either engineering or welding, click below.

More Info About Our Engineering Courses

Equine (Houghall Campus)

Love horses? Studying equine at East Durham College is the perfect course for you!

Our equine courses are taught at our Houghall campus in Durham at our stunning, multi-million pound equine centre. We've got everything you need from classrooms to stables and two amazing arenas both indoor and outdoors.

Want to learn more? Watch the presentation above for more information from lecturer Felicity Evens.

Alternatively you can view more info about the course by clicking the link below.

More Info About Our Equine Courses

Foundation Studies (Peterlee & Houghall Campuses)

Foundation Studies offers entry level courses for young people with a wide range of support needs, learning difficulties and disabilities.

In the presentation above, Craig Duggan, head of Foundation, outlines what you can expect when enrolling as a student with us. Alternatively you can click the buttons below for more info on our website too.

More Info About Our SEND Provision At Houghall

More Info About Our SEND Provision At Peterlee

More Info About Our SEND Local Offer

Floristry (Houghall Campus)

Learn how to be a professional florist with East Durham College's floristry courses, taught at our Houghall campus in Durham!

Our floristry department has a fantastic reputation for delivering incredible results; our students have regularly placed in 3rd, 2nd and 1st places in prestigious floristry competitions, and the course is also taught by former Chelsea Florist of the Year, Rebecca Hough!

In the presentation above, Rebecca outlines exactly what you can expect when studying floristry either full-time or part-time with us.

Click the button below for more info on our floristry courses.

More Info About Our Floristry Courses

Hairdressing & Barbering (Peterlee Campus)

With our own commercial hair salon and experienced lecturers with years of experience in the hair industry, there's no better place in our region to study hairdressing or barbering.

We're the region's only Lee Stafford Hair Academy too, and offer a specialist programme of tuition created by the celebrity hairstylist himself, ensuring our students are bang up-to-trend and learning skills that will increase their chances of getting a job.

In the presentation above, Ann Hall, programme leader for the hair department, outlines what you can expect when studying with us.

Want more information about our hairdressing or barbering courses? Click below for the details.

More Info About Our Hairdressing & Barbering Courses

Health & Social Care (Peterlee Campus)

Want to get your start in the health and social care industry? Whether you want to work with adults or children, in a wide variety of settings, our courses will help prepare you for your future career.

We offer courses than enable you to work with children from 0-5 in a nursery or day care setting, or support children 5-16 in a school environment. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career in hospitals or care homes, looking after adults.

Find out more about which potential route in the care industry could be you with the presentation above, then click below for more details on our courses.

More Info About Our Care Courses

ICT & Computing (Peterlee Campus)

Love working with computers, and want to learn more about what makes them tick? Computing and ICT is the course for you!

You'll learn a wide variety of skills in computing and ICT from coding to computer components, preparing you for future careers in IT or perhaps something such as games development.

In the above presentation, Rob Walker outlines what you can expect when studying with us. Click the button below too for more info on our courses!

More Info About Our ICT/Computing Courses

Land & Wildlife Management (Houghall Campus)

Land & Wildlife is all about conservation - at Houghall's stunning grounds, you'll learn to care for and monitor our environment, carrying out tasks ranging from felling trees, planting heather for rare butterfly species, or carrying out extensive surveys into mist netting birds.

If you love being outdoors and nature around you, this is the course for you.

In the presentation above, lecturer Adam Crolla tells you everything you need to know about the course.

More Info About Our Land & Wildlife Courses

Maths & English (All Campuses)

East Durham College is committed to improving the English and Maths of all learners to help them develop their skills for life and work. 

That's why we offer completely FREE maths and English tuition/workshops for learners at EDC and the wider community.

In the above presentation, Claire Parnell, head of maths and English outlines the options you can study withus. Click the button below too for more info on these courses!

More Info About Our Maths & English Courses

Motor Vehicle (The Technical Academy)

Our Motor Vehicle courses provide a great route into this exciting industry. Love cars, motorbikes, karts - then is is the area for you.

With the specialist training offered at the Technical Academy, you'll be in the right position to apply your skills and earn employment in this well-paid industry.

In this presentation, lecturer Andy Blyth outlines the courses routes, and what you can expect from studying at the Technical Academy. Done with the presentation? Click the link below for further details on this course area.

More Info About Our Motor Vehicle Courses

Plumbing & Heating Engineering (The Technical Academy)

Plumbing and heating engineering is a fantastic option for anyone who loves working with their hands, and wants to learn a trade.

Every building with domestic habitation has plumbing and heating systems, and with the specialist training offered at the Technical Academy, you'll be in the right position to apply your skills and earn employment in this industry.

In this presentation, lecturer Tim Beasley outlines exactly how our plubming and heating courses work, and what you can expect from studying at the Technical Academy. Done with the presentation? Click the link below for further details on our courses.

More Info About Our Plumbing/Heating Engineering Courses

Sport (Peterlee Campus)

East Durham College has a fantastic reputation in its sport department, and you could be part of it!

Our sports study programmes prepare you for a future career in sport. Whether you dream of going professional, becoming a coach, studying pysiotherapy or anything else, you're in the right place with EDC.

In the presentation above, sport lead Shaun Nicholson outlines everything you can expect from studying sport at EDC. Once you're done, click the button below for further info on the courses!

More Info About Our Sport Courses

Teacher Training (Peterlee Campus)

Would you like to retrain as a teacher? With East Durham College's range of part-time Teacher Training courses, you can!

In the presentation above, Kirsty Tate outlines exactly what you can expect on one of these courses.

Apply for a Teacher Training Course

Travel & Tourism (Peterlee Campus)

Whether you'd like to work in a travel agent, abroad as an entertainer, work in the hospitality industry or anything else, having an understanding and a qualification in the travel and tourism industry is highly beneficial.

At East Durham College, our travel and tourism courses are all about preparing you for a career in this vast and varied industry. You can expert first-class tuition from experienced tutors who've worked in the industry, as well as the ability to earn first-hand experience at our own travel agent, EDC travel, found on-site at our Peterlee campus.

In the following presentation, EDC lecturer Linda Ransom teaches you everything you need to know about Travel and Tourism courses here at East Durham College.

Apply for a Travel & Tourism Course

Veterinary Nursing (Houghall Campus)

Veterinary nurses are essential part of a vet's team, supporting the veterinary during treatments and caring for animals.

Our veterinary nursing courses, taught at our Houghall campus in Durham, are highly popular programmes where you'll learn the fundamentals behind veterinary science and nursing.

In the presentation above, Amy Kelsey, Course Manager for Veterinary Nursing, outlines what you can expect from the course.

Click the link below for more info on veterinary nursing too!

Apply for a Vet Nursing Course