Peterlee Campus Experience Night/Open Evening - Willerby Grove (Oct)

23 Oct 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Not sure what you want to do at college yet? There's still plenty of time to get sorted for next September, so come to our Peterlee campus college experience open night, on Monday 23rd October 2023, to find your perfect course today!

Please arrive before the 5.30pm start time.

What To Expect At the College Experience Night

As the name suggests, this night is all about you actually experiencing college for the first time!

On the night, students can attend a one hour session in the course area they're interested in. They'll get to directly see the area they'll be studying in, interact with our lecturers, meet other students also interested in the course and get a real flavour for what life as an East Durham College student is really like!

While the students are off experiencing college, parents and carers will be well looked after too! Our team will be running a presentation where they'll tell you all about the campus, student life, finances, bus travel and more, making it an ideal way to answer any questions you might have.

There will be time after the session for students to ask our lecturers any questions they may have. 

Parents/Carers can also chat with our careers advice team about potential routes into a career, and for students who may need additional learning support and/or exam concessions our ALS team are on hand to answer any questions and talk about the support a student will receive when studying with us.

So, just to sum that up:

  • Students can take part in a 1 hour session in course areas they're interested in
  • Parents/carers can attend a presentation, chat with careers/ALS teams and also have a look around if you wish

To take part in the session, please arrive before 5:30pm to help us get you to the right course area.

No appointments are needed for the event. Just rock up on the night and we'll get you sorted. We're nice like that.

Already Applied?

If you have already applied, our Student Services team will write to you to invite you along to our College Experience evening and send you a text reminder nearer the time.

Not Yet Applied?

We highly recommend applying for the course you're interested in before attending our open evening. If you don't, that's not a problem - we'll just ask you to fill in an application form while you're with us on the night.

Not yet chosen which course you want to do? Go and visit our Course Finder page to browse the full collection of courses available at EDC!

If you'd like to put in an application, the quickest and easiest way to do so is to fill in our online application form. Find the course you would like to apply for and then click to apply for that course.

Course Teams Available at our Peterlee Campus Open Evening

We run the following vocational course programmes at our Peterlee campus:

  • Accountancy (AAT)
  • Art & Design
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Brickwork
  • Business/Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Childcare
  • Computing & ICT
  • Counselling
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Media
  • Music
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Professional Cookery/Catering
  • Sport
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services

Please note: Our SEND Foundation and Derwent Autism Provision departments are NOT available at this event and will be running their own events. Check out the Events section >> to see their next event.

Getting to EDC Peterlee Campus

Our Peterlee campus is just off the A19, as you drive into Peterlee.

Check out the Getting to Us >> section of the website for Google maps.

Our address is:

East Durham College - Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove

There is ample FREE parking is available onsite.

Contact Us

Got any questions about this event? No problem - please get in touch with our Student Services Team who'll be happy to help you! 

Call: 0191 518 8222

Or simply fill in our web form below and we'll be in touch as soon as we can!

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