Virtual Open Evening - Wed 20 Jan

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

We will be hosting a virtual open night for courses at our Peterlee, Houghall and Technical Academy campuses on Wednesday 20th January 2021 from 5PM.

Please note that this page will be being populated with more talks as we get closer to the event.

This event will be taken place via Microsoft Teams, and if you're using your mobile device and don't already have the Teams App on it, you will need to download the app from either the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone).

If you're using a desktop PC or laptop, you should be able to access the events directly via your web browser.


Please note that when clicking an event link below, the app should prompt you to 'Join as a Guest'. There should be no need to sign up to the app to access any of our event links.

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This event is ideal if you want to get some general in-depth details about a particular course area. It will involve tutors from different areas across the college giving presentations with the option for you to type in any questions.

More information will be added to this page closer to the event.

Houghall Campus Overview - Wednesday 20th January, 5PM

Thinking about studying a course at our Houghall campus in Durham?

In this talk, you can find out exactly what to expect from your time at Houghall, including what courses we offer, student benefits you will receive and so much more.

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Access to Higher Education

Access to HE courses do exactly as they say - they're all about giving you the qualifications necessary to move on and study at university. Find out more about Access to HE and our part-time pathways in Humanities, Nursing and Midwifery and Science with this talk.

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The schedule for Access to Higher Education is as follows:

  • Humanities - 5:30PM Start
  • Nursing and Midwifery - 5:50PM Start
  • Science - 6:10PM Start

A-Levels (Sciences, Maths, Computing, BTEC Applied Science)

With 100% pass rates for the last FIVE years, fantastic teachers and loads of subject options, ED6 Sixth Form should be your first choice for A Levels. Find out more about it here!

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The schedule for A Level talks is as follows:

  • BTEC Applied Science - 4:30PM Start
  • Biology - 4:30PM Start
  • Chemistry - 4:50PM Start
  • Physics - 5:00PM Start
  • L3 Maths in Context - 5:10PM Start
  • Computer Science - 5:20PM Start
  • BTEC L3 Computing - 5:40PM Start
  • Maths - 5:40PM Start
  • Further Maths - 5:50PM Start

A-Levels (Humanities topics: Art & Design, Business, Criminology Economics, English Lang/Lit, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology)

With 100% pass rates for the last FIVE years, fantastic teachers and loads of subject options, ED6 Sixth Form should be your first choice for A Levels. Find out more about it here!

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The schedule for A Level talks is as follows:

  • Psychology - 4:30PM Start
  • Sociology - 4:40PM Start
  • Criminology - 4:50PM Start
  • BTEC L3 Applied Psychology - 5:00PM Start
  • Law - 5:10PM Start
  • Business - 5:20PM Start
  • Media - 5:30PM Start
  • PE - 5:40PM Start
  • Fine Art - 5:50PM Start
  • Graphics - 6:00PM Start
  • Photography - 6:10PM Start
  • History - 6:20PM Start
  • English Language - 6:30PM Start
  • English Literature - 6:35PM Start

Agriculture - 5.30pm Start

Want a rewarding career outdoors where you could be involved with everything from rearing animals to driving tractors? East Durham College's agriculture course is exactly what you're looking for. Learn all about our amazing Houghall campus, including its state-of-the-art farming facilities, in this talk!


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Animal Care, Management & Science - 6pm Start

Learn about our incredible animal care courses at our Houghall campus in this special talk from our lecturers. Our animal care centre includes all kinds of animals, including wallabies, raccoons, snakes, lizards, chinchillas and much, much more.

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Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) - 5.30pm Start

Aboriculture is the science of caring for a wide variety of trees. At our stunning Houghall campus, home to many rare species of trees, you'll learn everything there is to know about arb. Find out more in this talk from our arboriculture lecturers.

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Beauty - 5:00PM Start

Want a career as a beautician? This course is for you! We've got expert staff and state of the art facilities to give you the best practical experience as you learn. 


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Business & Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, 5pm Start

Think you're the next big thing in business? With EDC's Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, you can make it happen! The PJEA helps you to launch your own business while you study, honing your skills while you grow as an entrepreneur.


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Care (Including Childcare, Adult Care & Counselling)

Are you passionate about working with kids, the most vulnerable in society, or just want to help people going through a tough time? Come to our care talk and consider the different options we offer here at EDC. 

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Computing & ICT

For all you budding tech wizzes - learn about how computers work and how to use them. Great staff and an abundance of facilities await you at our Peterlee campus. The sky's the limit...or maybe we should say the cloud is!

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Construction (Brick, Carpentry & Joinery, Paint & Decorating)

Want to pursue a career in construction? We've got a range of courses all with state of the art facilities and workshops to help you get the skills you need to launch your career. 


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Professional Cookery/Catering - 5PM Start

Food, glorious food? Learn to make some delicious delights on our catering & hospitality course. Learn in our own working restaurant and develop your waiting and front of house skills as well as working in the kitchen. 


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Creative Industries (Art & Design, Media Production, Music, Performing Arts, Photography)

We've got a great range of courses to set you up for a career in the creative industries. Based at our Peterlee campus, our courses help you develop your own skills alongside working collaboratively with other students from your course and the whole department to be part of bigger projects too. 

Our creative industries team will be doing their talk live on Youtube - just hit the link below to watch!

Derwent ASC Provision - 5pm Start

Set up in July 2011, the Derwent ASC Provision was set up to cater for young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions who are not ready to access mainstream education. With strong relationships and links with many agencies who are connected with learners, and their support, the Derwent ASC Provision provides an inclusive place for learners with ASC to grow and pursue their own goals and targets.


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Electrical - 5PM Start


Want a career in electrical installation? This practical course is for you. You'll learn all the skills you need in our Technical Academy with expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment. 

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Engineering - 5:30pm Start

Learn to be an engineer with our engineering course. Based at the Technical Academy, we have all the support and equipment you need to launch your career and break into the industry. 


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Equine - 6.30pm Start

Passionate about horses? East Durham College is the place to be. With a specialist, state of the art equine facility based on our Houghall campus, you can follow our extensive equine careers pathways and learn all there is to know about horse care and management. 


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Floristry - 5:30pm Start

Based at our Houghall campus, learn to create beautiful flower displays with our experienced, professional staff. Studying floristry with us will give you an excellent start in your journey to become a professional florist. 


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Foundation Studies - 5PM Start

Our foundation programme is a general course with specific foundation learning pathways for young people with a wide range of support needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. The Pathways offer a wide range of subjects tailored to the correct level to meet the needs of each individual learner.


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Hairdressing & Barbering - 4:30PM Start

Based at our Peterlee campus, we've got a fully operational Salon giving you the opportunity to work on real clients in our course. That's not to mention our award-winning staff, state of the art facilities and partnership with celebrity stylist Lee Stafford. Our hairdressing and barbering course really has got it all. 


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Land & Wildlife Management - 6.30pm Start

If you're a bit of a greenfingers, this course is perfect for you! Learn about the important work of conservation at our Houghall campus, with an emphasis on practical learning that takes you out of the classroom and into the outdoors where you'll help protect some of our local land and wildlife. 

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Maths & English (GCSE/Functional Skills) - 6pm Start

Maths and English are they key to unlocking future career opportunities in any field. Come and get these essential skills from East Durham College and unlock your future! 

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Motor Vehicle

Want to get into the car industry? Our motor vehicle course has innovative state of the art facilities and dedicated staff on hand to help you unlock a career in the motor vehicle industry.

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Plumbing & Heating Engineering

Our plumbing and heating engineering lecturer has pre-prepared a video for this talk, which you can watch below.

For any enquiries about this course please email student services at or call 0191 518 8222.

Sport Studies (inc. Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Football & Rugby Academies) - 5:00PM Start

We've got a range of sporting specialisms at East Durham College, alongside our state of the art sport facilities, and not to mention our dedicated and motivated staff. Come and see what you can achieve with East Durham College!

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We are also running additional sports talks for our Sport Academies here at EDC:

Teacher Training - Start Time 17:30

Pursue a career in teaching with our teacher training course at East Durham College. Our dedicated staff will provide you with all the skills and knowlegde you need to pursue a career in education. 

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Travel & Tourism - Start Time 17:15

Passionate about travel? Come and study travel and tourism at East Durham College and not only will you learn all the skills you need for a career in the sector, but you'll also visit key locations in the North East and beyond. You'll also get the chance to work in our functioning travel agents in partnership with Hays Travel a national provider that started in the North East. 

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Uniformed Public Services - 5PM Start

From the armed forces to the public and emergency services. Learn core skills like teamwork and communication in our UPS course. You'll keep up to date on current affairs and learn about the real-term impacts they have on day-to-day life. You'll also be challenged to overcome difficulties on all sorts of field trips as part of the course. 

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Please note that this event is via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 838 8789 8716

Password: EDCPUS

Veterinary Nursing - 5.30pm Start

Take your first steps in pursuing a career in veterinary care with our courses in vet nursing. Based at East Durham College's Houghall campus you'll learn about the medical care of animals from staff in a great course that'll set you well on your way to a future career caring for animals. 

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