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Part Time Courses for Adults
Thinking of taking a part time course to change career, get a promotion or simply as a new hobby? We have an exciting range of courses to choose from. Tap the button below to explore the options.

Upcoming Events


Houghall Campus Foundation Studies & Derwent ASC Provision Enrolment

9.30am - 3:30pm
Do you have a son or daughter wishing to join East Durham College's Houghall campuses' Foundation Studies or Derwent ASC Provision departments starting September 2022? If so, then you'll need to come along to our enrolment event Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 9:30pm-3.30pm.

Peterlee Campus - Main Enrolment Event

9:00am - 6:30pm
It's time to get enrolled for your course at East Durham College starting this September! Our official main enrolment event at our Peterlee campus starts on Wednesday 24th August 2022 and also runs on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September 2022.
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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

I have to say the thing I like the most about the arb department is that the lecturers really care about the students. It's not just about getting them a pass, it’s about getting them ready for industry, and making sure they are fully equipped for their full career. As an ex-student I can’t thank the lecturers enough for everything they have done for me to help get me where I am now. Without them and their encouragement, professionalism, and helpfulness I would not be here, teaching and educating the next generation.
Callum Nicholson
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.

Business Advice Hub

Powered by Great Annual Savings Group, East Durham College’s innovative new Business Advice Hub (BAH) is one of the products of the college’s new partnership with Great Annual Savings Group (GAS).

The Gateway

The Gateway is an exclusive area within the College for our higher education students (Peterlee Campus).

Plumbing & Heating Engineering Workshop

A course in plumbing can really open doors (especially bathroom ones!) to a lot of opportunities and the right facilities can help too, so take a look below at what’s on offer at EDC.

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