We offer a wide range of courses to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to get the job you want.

Our state-of-the-art Peterlee Campus is one of the newest custom-built educational facilities in the north east. The new campus offers specially designed classrooms, IT suites and work areas. It also has a 220 seat theatre, a double-sized sports hall and a gym. There is a recording studio, commercial hair and beauty salon and two industry-standard training kitchens.

Our Houghall Campus provides land-based courses and training. It has over 400 acres of stunning grounds and its own working farm. Facilities at Houghall also include an arboretum and pinetum (tree collections), all weather horse riding arena, stables, glasshouses, labs and garden centre, all set in the countryside.

For anyone who wants to work in construction, our Technical Academy offers one of the region’s best training facilities. The 37,000 square foot training centre is on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate.

Campus addresses:

East Durham College
Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 2RN

Houghall Campus
Durham
County Durham
DH1 3SG

The Technical Academy
1 Palmer Road
South West Industrial Estate
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 2HU

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session information
Peterlee Campus: Monday and Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Peterlee Campus: Wednesday to Friday 8.30am - 9.00pm.

Who to contact

Telephone
0191 518 2000
E-mail
enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk
Website
www.eastdurham.ac.uk

Where to go

Name
East Durham College
Address
Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove
Peterlee
County Durham
Postcode
SR8 2RN

Other details

Cost description
Funding available
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
Yes
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
Funding available
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Referrals accepted from local authority SEN caseworkers.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Our intention is to create outstanding futures by offering high quality education and training.

We do this by:

Supporting aspirations by guiding and developing young people’s purposeful long term outcomes.

This is achieved in a number of ways: for example, by offering an extensive foundation learning curriculum, with special teaching and support staff for learners with a range of specialist educational needs.

Our broad inclusive curriculum can be accessed by all learners with support and appropriate help and guidance to meet the individuals’ needs.

Regular assessment of learners needs are undertaken with a view to promote independent learning.

Our team is always on hand to give advice and support.

Contact name
Marie Hughes, Inclusive Learning Manager
Contact telephone
0191 518 8258
Contact email
ALS@eastdurham.ac.uk
Links
East Durham College Local offer
East Durham College Specialist Provision

What does your service do?

What does your service do?

East Durham College is a Further Education, inclusive College which will consider all learners for entry to all our programmes, regardless of special educational need. East Durham College is based on two main sites, one at Peterlee and one at Houghall in Durham.

At our Houghall Campus we have a specialist autism provision, known as Derwent and a Foundation provision which is also located at this Campus. Our Foundation learning team caters for learners with moderate learning difficulties and a range of disabilities.

The Peterlee Campus offers a Foundation provision for learners with moderate learning difficulties and a range of disabilities.

Our service covers learners aged 14 years and over. Provision for 14-16 year olds is provided by the Transitional Development Team. This service gives unique, bespoke provision to help young people who are unable to remain in the school environment. Intense support is given around behaviour, responsibility, social and emotional management.

The Peterlee Campus is fully accessible, but the Houghall Campus may be a challenging environment for those with limited mobility. However, transitional visits are recommended to ensure it is accessible for the individual.

The College has a Learning Support Manager and an Inclusive Learning Manager who work across the College and Curriculum in conjunction with teaching and vocational staff to ensure all learners have access to support as needed.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Derwent  - ASC Provision is Based at Houchall Campus in Durham.

The Foundation department is located in Houghall Durham and at our Peterlee Campus. 

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Learners aged 14-25 who have a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

How can I start using the service?

How can I start using the service?

Apply for a course via the college website, call Student Services on 0191 518 8222 to discuss options, or call Marie Hughes, Inclusive Learning Manager on 0191 518 8258.

Who can I contact for further information?

Who can I contact for further information?

Apply for a course via the college website, call Student Services on 0191 518 8222 to discuss options, or call Marie Hughes, Inclusive Learning Manager on 0191 518 8258.

Disclaimer

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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Address: Peterlee Campus  Willerby Grove  Peterlee  County Durham

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