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LEAP (16-18) - Learn, Explore, Achieve, Progress

LEAP has been specially designed to help young people get the skills they need to progress into further education, employment or an Apprenticeship.

Elective Home Education (14-16)

Elective home schooled students can access courses free of charge at East Durham College to enhance their home education.

Engage (14-16)

Engage (14-16) is a specialist provision at EDC for young people aged 14-16 who, if accepted, will be directly enrolled at the College rather than stay at school.

Prince's Trust Team Programme

The Prince's Trust Team programme is a 12 week programme of personal development training which runs at both our Peterlee Campus and our Houghall Campus in Durham.

Steps into Employment

Are you over the age of 19 and looking for training to help you find work? With East Durham College's Steps to Employment training, we can help!

Supported Internships

Supported internships provide young people with learning difficulties and disabilities with the employability skills and work experience they need to progress into paid employment.


Spadework provides horticultural land-based activities for people in County Durham with special educational needs and disabilities.

HMPPS CFO Activity Hub

East Durham College are working in partnership with Ingeus UK to deliver a brand-new, innovative, community-based provision located in activity hubs in three regions of the North East.