Year 11 Half Term College Taster Day - Monday 21st February 2022

Monday, 21 February 2022

Our Year 11 Half Term College Taster Day on Monday 21st February 2022 is a great way to find out what it's like to be a student at EDC.

Why not have a break from your revision and daytime TV and come along to our exciting half term taster event for Year 11 applicants.

The event is a great opportunity for you to get a real taste of life as a student here at East Durham College and meet our fantastic lecturers, so you’ll have no worries about starting your course in September.

You will take part in course-related sessions within the curriculum area you have applied for. These will be interesting, enjoyable and help you to develop new skills - alongside other prospective students just like you. That way you can meet some of the other people you are likely to be classmates with when you start college for real.

We have taster sessions available across all three of our campuses at Peterlee, The Technical Academy and Houghall. 

The event is on Monday 21st February 2022 from 10am till 2pm, so why not come along and take part? We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience!

You can take part in taster sessions in:

A-levels & Applied Science (ED6), Art & Design, Beauty, Care, Catering, Brickwork, Business/Enterprise, Hairdressing, ICT, Joinery, Media, Music/Performing Arts, Painting & Decorating, Sport, Travel & Tourism, Uniformed Public Services.

The Technical Academy
Electrical, Engineering, Gas & Plumbing, Motor Vehicle

Agriculture, Arboriculture & Wildlife Management, Animal Care, Equine, Floristry.

Foundation & Derwent ASC - IMPORTANT

Please note: Due to staff availability during the holidays, the Foundation Studies and Derwent provision do NOT run a half term taster day. If you'd like more details on those departments and transition support, please call Student Services.

Register Your Place

To confirm your place, please go to and complete the short RSVP form.

For more details and to confirm your place, you can also call 0191 518 8222, or email