Knowledge Base

Careers Advice Service (Overview)

At East Durham College, we don’t just think about your time with us. Our courses, and everything we do, is designed to help you with making a career for yourself.

Army FE Bursary

The British Army has developed an initiative called the Further Education Bursary Scheme (FEBS).

Higher Education - Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are extra help for students who have a disability, a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty like dyslexia or dyspraxia. You don’t have to pay these back.


The Skillsometer has been designed for people who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. It can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future.

Financial Support (19+)

Find out more information on how we can support adult learners above the age of 19 financially.

Tutorial Support for Part-Time Students

Find out more information on how part-time students are supported at East Durham College.

Advanced Learner Loan (19+)

Have you heard about the Advanced Learner Loan?
If you're aged 19 or over and want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you'll need to pay for the cost of your course.

Nursing Guaranteed Bursary

Nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.

UCAS Support

The College also has extensive links with UCAS and all the British universities.


Clearing for courses at East Durham College is normally very limited.

HE Student Feedback

As part of a national survey, the College conducts student feedback questionnaires with its Higher Education students.

Higher Education Student Voice

At East Durham College and the University of Sunderland we care about what our students think, so we have an ongoing feedback system called 'Student Voice'.

Undergraduate Study at the University of Sunderland

Choose the University of Sunderland and you'll do more than graduate with an excellent degree.

University of Sunderland Students' Union

The University of Sunderland Students' Union is run by students for students and is a separate organisation from the University.

University of Sunderland Travel Info

Please visit the University of Sunderland website for loads of helpful information on how to get to the University.

Accommodation at University of Sunderland

The University have a range of modern, purpose-built accommodation and aim to provide new students with a single study-bedroom in University accommodation for their first year in Sunderland.

External Examiner Programme Reports

For details, please visit the University of Sunderland website's External Examiners section.

Complaints Procedure - University of Sunderland Courses

To whom Higher Education students on University of Sunderland franchised courses initially complain depends on who is providing the service you are complaining about.

Widening Participation to Higher Education

East Durham College has a firm commitment to widening participation to higher education

An Introduction to HE Student Finance

Choosing higher education has many benefits.