To ensure our learners get access to the very best while at college, EDC has invested heavily in the development of our next-generation T Level facilities.
Originally starting in September 2022, the college has since redeveloped several existing areas across our three campuses, ready for the introduction of T Level programmes as and when they launch.
It's all about being the next generation college, ready for the next generation of amazing people coming through our doors!
Hospital Ward - T Level in Health
If you're debating coming to study health and social care T levels at East Durham College, our amazing new hospital ward space is the best place in the area to study.
This huge room, found at our Peterlee campus, completely simulates an authentic hospital ward - honestly, you'll barely believe you're still in a college when you step through the doors!
Inside we've got:
- Real motorized hospital beds which can be lifted/lowered as required
- Fully weighted mannequins with real anatomical parts - as realistic a simulation of patients as you could ever need!
- Mock toilet and shower facilities
- Skeletons and anatomically-correct organ displays
- Reception area
- Seating area with large screen TV for theory sessions
Digital Suite - T Level in Digital Support Services
Who wants a normal classroom when you can study in our state-of-the-art digital suite?
If you're into computers, gaming, coding and want to pursue a career in the IT industry, this is absolutely the place for you!
We've made our digital suite in collaboration with IT professionals to ensure it's everything a digital student could ever wish for.
The room includes:
- High-spec gaming PCs, complete with curved monitors plus LED mouse mats, mouse and keyboards
- A dedicated server cabinet which you can use to simulate problems
- Xbox Series X consoles and monitors
- DJI drones for the filming of video content
- High-spec Blackmagic design video cameras
- 3D printers
The Grove Restaurant & Commercial Kitchens
In 2023, the college completely revamped its existing restaurant space.
The Grove is a beautiful new restaurant which is open to the public, giving our catering students the opportunity to cook food for real, paying customers.
The restaurant also offers a bistro service on a daily basis, allowing students to gain valuable front-of-house experience too.
As part of the revamp, the college also further expanded its existing commercial kitchen space. This features a new walk-in fridge/freezer and further areas with new ovens and kitchen equipment for students to use as part of their training.
While the T Level in catering is yet to be confirmed, our kitchens and restaurant are ready for the next generation of learning.
T Level in Education & Childcare - Childcare Lecture Theatre & Nursery Observation Room
If you're coming to study childcare at EDC, you'll also get to use our childcare lecture theatre!
This space operates just like you'd expect a lecture theatre, with raised seating complete with individual tables so you can jot down important stuff in your notepad!
The lecture theatre space also includes a nursery observation room, directly connected to our on-site nursery, Positive Steps. This space allows those studying childcare to observe interactions with the children in the nursery, learning to care for them in a more effective manner.
Finally, this space also includes its own kitchen.
We'll have even more to show very soon, including an exciting new refurbishment of our creative industries department, including the theatre, dance studio and media rooms.