Exterior of East Durham College's Peterlee campus building lit up at night
Exterior of East Durham College's Peterlee campus building lit up at night
Peterlee Campus Open Evening - Monday 6th February
Come and find your perfect college course at Peterlee for this September at our Come to College night. No appointment needed - click here for all the details!

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Upcoming Events

ED6 - After School Societies (Y11 & Y10)

4.30pm - 5:30pm
This is an offer to Year 10 and Year 11 pupils who are looking to progress on to academic study at East Durham College at the end of secondary school. We aim to help boost those GCSE grades and give you an introduction into what life is like beyond school at these events! This week includes: Maths & Further Maths, Psychology or Politics.

Peterlee Campus Come to College Open Evening - at Willerby Grove Campus

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 open night, on Monday 6th February 2023, 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?
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Former EDC Student Profile

If I had to give advice to anyone coming to study at EDC, it's this - I would tell them to take every opportunity they can to be who they want to be, and not to give up even when it gets very difficult sometimes. The college has some of the most supportive staff so don't struggle in silence, they're there to help you and in many cases, asking for help is just the boost you need to get where you want to be
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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.

Engineering Workshops

Engineering covers a wide variety of elements and we have a wide variety of facilities to match!

Arboretum & Pinetum

The Arboretum at the Houghall Campus, on the outskirts of Durham City, houses a superb collection of shrubs and trees from around the world.

Art Studio

If you're thinking about studying art and design at EDC, you'll be housed in our dedicated art studio at our Peterlee campus.

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Take a closer look

Visit our fantastic Instagram page to get a better view of what's happening in and around East Durham College.
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