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Three Campuses. Countless Opportunities.
Welcome to the new EDC.ac.uk! It's time to find your outstanding future - click below to take a look at our course finder and find the perfect course for you today!

Upcoming Events


Houghall Campus Come to College Open Evening

5.00pm - 6:30pm
Thinking of studying at our Houghall Campus, in Durham, this September? This event is your ideal chance to meet the staff and find out all about our fantastic range of land-based courses on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

Peterlee Campus & Technical Academy Come to College Open Evening

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Not sure what you want to do at college yet? There's still plenty of time to get sorted for this September, so come to our Peterlee campus and Technical Academy open night, on Monday 6th June 2022, to find your perfect course today!
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Creating outstanding futures.

That's what EDC is all about! Our aim is to give all of our students the opportunities they need to get far in the careers they want - that's why we offer hundreds of courses in a huge variety of different subject areas. Courses are open for anyone above the age of 16 - so whether you're fresh out of school looking for that next step or an adult wanting to retrain, EDC is the place to do it.
No. 1
in the country for A Level Progress Score
(DfE performance tables, general FE, 1st of 101 colleges in England 2018)
A Level pass rate 2016-2021 all subjects
Students taking 3 A-Levels
96% of students would recommend us to others
QDP Survey 2020
Our students have gone on to over
different universities in the last seven years

Education for all.

At East Durham College, you don't have to be a school leaver to join us! We offer courses for everyone aged 16 and above from entry level to foundation degree programmes.

16-18 Student

Leaving school and wondering what's next? Start here and find your perfect course!
Find 16-18 courses

Adult Learners

Over the age of 19 and want to retrain? We've got a huge amount of courses ideal for adults.
View all courses for adults

Higher Education

We work with several universities to offer degree-level programmes at the college.
Apply for HE courses


Courses not the route for you? Why not earn while you learn instead with an apprenticeship?
Become an apprentice
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Former EDC Student Profile

Go everyday and give it 100%. If you do, I promise you, you will be successful.
Alistair Whitby
Read about our former students

Featured Facilities

We have many excellent facilities across our campuses that are open to the general public and available to hire. Why not take advantage of our fantastic venues and services.

Meetings, Conference & Events Facilities

East Durham College is an ideal venue to hire for a wide range of meetings, events and functions.

Impact Health & Fitness Gym

Keep fit, get active and have fun with East Durham College's Sports Centre & Impact Health & Fitness gym! Completely FREE* (£5 one-off induction fee applies) for East Durham College students and also open to the public, we have some of the best facilities available in the North East.

Sports Arena / Sports Hall

Our huge sports hall at our Peterlee campus is ready and waiting for absolutely anything to do with sport!

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