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Vocational

At East Durham College, we offer a huge range of vocational course options available at our Peterlee, Houghall (Durham) and Technical Academy campuses.

Are you interested in studying a vocational programme at EDC?

Vocational programmes are all about you studying a particular subject and focusing your skills in that area. For example, you might study hairdressing, training to become a hairdresser, or study equine, with the aim of becoming a horse trainer.

At East Durham College, we offer vocational courses at all three of our campuses.

You'll find the following courses at each campus:

Peterlee

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Accountancy
  • Art & Design
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Bricklaying
  • Business Studies (Peter Jones Enterprise Academy)
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Childcare & Adult Care
  • Computing & ICT
  • Counselling
  • Creative Media Production
  • Foundation Studies
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Music and Music Technology
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services

Technical Academy

  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Plumbing & Heating Engineering
  • Welding

Houghall Campus (Durham)

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Arboriculture & Forestry (Tree Surgery)
  • Dog Grooming
  • Equine and Horse Care
  • Floristry
  • Foundation Studies
  • Horticulture
  • Land & Wildlife Management
  • Veterinary Nursing
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You may be interested in…

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Build yourself up a future career as a bricklayer with this brickwork course, taught at East Durham College's fantastic bricklaying workshop at our Peterlee campus.
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    2023-2024
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    16 to 18
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    Full Time
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    Vocational

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for Work (Business Hospitality & Hygiene)

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Business Hospitality & Hygiene
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    2022-2023
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    Part Time
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    Vocational

Caring for Children and Young People (Level 2 Certificate)

You will learn about protecting children, including how to prevent accidents and fire safety skills. The course also covers key skills about parenting, including parents’ rights and responsibilities and information about healthy lifestyles.
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    2022-2023
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    Adult Learner
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    Distance Learning
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    Vocational

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

This course prepares you for working in any role within a customer service sector, private, public or volunteering.
You will study your preferred role to gain a better understanding to prepare you for application.
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    2022-2023
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    Adult Learner
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    Part Time
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    Vocational
For general full time or part time course enquiries, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.