Positive Destinations of EDC Students

At East Durham College, you will build the valuable skills, experience and qualities you need to be successful and move on to the next stage of your life.

Over 86% of our 16 to 18 year old students from 2018/19 went on to positive destinations after graduating; into employment, apprenticeships, further college study or on to university.

We are committed to ensuring you have the skills you need to reach a positive destination at the end of your learning journey with us.

Whether your ambition is to go straight into the world of work, to gain on-the-job training as an apprentice, to head to university or to even set up your own business venture, our job is to give you the tools to make it happen.


Our focus is on your success. Whatever your interests and aspirations, we’ll equip you with the skills and attributes to progress – whether directly into the world of work, to further study and higher education, or even to launch your own business. We also have specialist industrial placement officers who can link you to a relevant placement with an employer. 


We offer clear progression routes to take you where you want to be. Throughout your time with us, you’ll have a personal progression coach to encourage and motivate you, keeping you on track.

Well Connected

We boast strong links with over hundreds of national and local employers, which means our courses are always up to date and relevant to the workplace.


Our expert teaching teams have strong backgrounds in industry and the professions, so they know exactly what employers are looking for. Their expertise will be your inspiration.


Our excellent learner support services will ensure you get the most out of your time at East Durham College, with all the advice you need - including great careers advice and UCAS support.


It's not just what happens in the classroom – from industrial placements to national competitions, community projects to charity work.

Published Data

As parents/guardians of potential students of East Durham College, we would like to make you aware of the latest 16-18 performance data that has been published about East Durham College by the Department for Education (DfE) on their schools and colleges compare performance website.

These results are published in January each year to allow school leavers and their parents/guardian(s) the opportunity to compare local providers. This allows you to make a more informed decision, based upon the latest performance data for the relevant colleges.