How to Apply to Higher Education Courses

All applications for entry to full-time Foundation Degrees and Top Up Honours Degrees must be through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

For our part-time FdA in Education & Care and Initial Teacher Training (PGCE/PCET) you need to apply via East Durham College.

Please contact our Higher Education Advisor to make sure you complete the correct form. Call on 0191 518 8282 or email:

UCAS Applications

Courses in the UCAS Scheme are listed in the UCAS Handbook and on the UCAS website.

Key application dates and deadline can be found here on the UCAS key dates section of their website.

HE Courses at East Durham College

To apply to study the Foundation degree (FdSc) Sports Coaching at East Durham College you must apply via UCAS.

Enter the University’s UCAS code and the EDC campus code on the UCAS application form. These are:

Sunderland Uni UCAS code: S84

East Durham College campus code: P

UCAS course code: CX6D

Applications should be made online at:

All other HE courses taught at East Durham College can be applied to direct with the college.

Need more info from UCAS?

If you have a question or want to know more about what's happening at UCAS, there are different ways to get involved.

Post a question on Facebook:

Tweet them @ucas_online

Tel: 0371 468 0 468

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Applying to Higher Education Checklist

Here's our quick checklist guide to help you work through the process as you apply to study on a higher education programme.

  • UCAS Account Registration
  • HE course research completed
  • Uni research completed
  • Personal statement – draft one
  • Personal statement – tutor feedback
  • Personal statement – amendments (Repeat this process as many times as necessary until you and your Progression Coach/Careers Co-ordinator are happy with it).

The above will vary slightly if you go into UCAS Extra or Clearing.

Any questions?

Please use the enquiry form below or call Student Services on 0191 518 8222 to discuss your options.

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