EDC Courses for Adults - January 2023 Offer

Want to learn something new, increase your skills, meet some new people or improve your career prospects? Get started with our fantastic range of part-time courses, many of which are free, available for adults starting January 2023.

Important Note: to register your interest in one of these courses, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page where you'll find a web form that will allow you to fill in your details.

We'll then be in touch with more information about your chosen courses and ask whether you still would like to enrol onto it.

Details may be subject to change. Courses run subject to minimum enrolment numbers. East Durham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, cancel, alter or amalgamate any or part of the programme.

Without further ado, here's the courses that are currently available (please check back regularly as we'll be adding new ones as they come in!).

Peterlee Campus Courses

L1 Travel & Tourism Careers Introduction Course

Start Date - January 9th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Monday

How Many Weeks is the Course? - TBC

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Retail

Start Date - January 5th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursday & Friday

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2 days

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Principles of Customer Services

Start Date - February 20th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Monday to Friday

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 5-days, 1-week

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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DIY Plastering for Homeowners

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 Days Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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DIY Carpentry & Joinery for Homeowners

Start Date - March 14th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 Days Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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DIY Painting & Decorating for Homeowners

Start Date - March 15th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays & Thursdays (2 Days Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Health & Social Care

Start Date - February 23rd 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Monday to Friday

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 5-days, 1-week

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Award in an Introduction to Early Years Settings

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 8

Times - 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Certificate in Health & Social Care

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Patisserie Chef Course

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 20

Times - 3:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Sewing & Creative Crafts

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 Evenings Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 6

Times - 5:00PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Public Service Veterans Re-Resettlement

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 Evenings Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 20

Times - 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Counselling Skills

Start Date - January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 14

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £466.50*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 3 Counselling Skills

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 23

Times - 5:45PM to 09:00PM

Course Cost: £950**

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**This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income, or can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 1 Award in Spanish

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - 4:30PM to 6:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Award in French

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Speaking and Listening

If English is not your first language you can develop your skills and confidence in speaking and listening in English on this ESOL course.

Start Date - January 5th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 16

Times - 11:30AM to 1:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Life Drawing - Level 1 Award

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 6

Times - 5:00PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Award in Investigating Enterprise Skills

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Technology Today; Being Smarter with your Phone (EDSQ)

Start Date - January 11th 2023, plus various other start dates, we'll contact you with more information once you've expressed your interest.

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - Various start dates, we'll contact you with more information once you've expressed your interest.

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Digital Promotion for Customer Growth (Studied Online)

Start Date - January 11th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Digital Promotion for Customer Growth (Studies In-College)

Start Date - January 12th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Team Leading

Start Date - January 12th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays (Two Evenings Per Week)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 7

Times - 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Certificate in Photography

Start Date - January 12th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 20

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: £466.50*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 3 Award in Education & Training

Start Date - January 18th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE

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Nail Technology - Design & Care (VTCT Certificate) - Level 2

Start Date - February 7th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 18

Times - 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £400*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Nail Technology - Design & Care (VTCT Diploma) - Level 3

Start Date - February 6th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Mondays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 18

Times - 9:30AM to 6:00PM

Course Cost: £1,000**

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*This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income, or can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Introduction to Barbering – Short Back & Sides

Start Date - January 13th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Fridays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: £65*

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*This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Introduction to Barbering – Fading Skills

Start Date - April 28th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Fridays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: £65*

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*This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 2 Circuit Training Award in Instructing Group Exercise

Start Date - February 28th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 4

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: Free of Charge

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Music Technology

Start Date - February 28th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 7

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Computerised Accounting for Business Award

Start Date - March 14th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 12

Times - 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Pre-Access to Higher Education Introduction

Start Date - March 16th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 Barista Coffee & Cocktails

Start Date - January 9th 2023 (Date may be subject to change)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Mondays & Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 16

Times - TBC Evenings.

Course Cost: TBC

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Level 2 Health, Safety & Food Hygiene

Start Date - TBC

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - TBC

Times - TBC

Course Cost: TBC

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Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement

Start Date - TBC

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 14

Times - TBC

Course Cost: £779

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Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practise

Start Date - TBC

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 15

Times - TBC

Course Cost: £913

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Introduction to Wildlife & Conservation

Start Date - January 23rd 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Monday & Tuesday

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2-days

Times - 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Art

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Personal Wellbeing

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 British Sign Language

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 20

Times - TBC

Course Cost: £45

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Introduction to Local History

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Teaching Assistant

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Introduction to Creative Writing

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Deaf Awareness

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - TBC

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - TBC

Course Cost: £30

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Functional Skills Maths

Start Date - January 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Various options:

Mon 1pm-3pm
Tue 9.30am-11.30am
Tue 1pm-3pm
Tue 6pm-8pm
Wed 9.15am-11.15am
Wed 6pm-8pm
Fri 9.15am-11.15am

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - See above

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Functional Skills English

Start Date - TBC (January)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Various options:

Mon 1pm-3pm
Tue 1pm-3pm
Tue 6pm-8pm
Wed 1pm-3pm
Wed 6pm-8pm
Thur 10am-12pm

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - See above

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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GCSE English

Start Date: January 4th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 18

Times - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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GCSE Maths

Start Date: January 10th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 17

Times - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Skills Booster for the Unemployed - Personal Development & Confidence Building Workshop

Start Date: January 6th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Fridays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 18

Times - 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 2 ITQ Award - Spreadsheets, Word & Presentation Graphics

Start Date: January 9th 2023 (daytime) & January 10th 2023 (evening)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Mondays (daytime) or Tuesdays (evening)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 24

Times - 1:00PM to 4:00PM (Monday) or 5:00PM to 7:00PM (Tuesday)

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Houghall Campus (Durham) Cources

Skills Booster for the Unemployed - Personal Development & Confidence Building Workshop

Start Date: January 4th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 18

Times - 1:00PM to 03:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Photography

Start Date: January 17th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 7

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Certificate in Trees & Woodland

Start Date: January 17th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Certificate in Land & Wildlife

Start Date: January 17th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Introductory Award in Land & Wildlife

Start Date: January 19th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Level 2 Land & Wildlife

Start Date: January 18th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 1 year

Times - 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: £1,500**

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**This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income, or can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information

Introductory Award in Woodland Trees & Plants

Start Date: January 19th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Introduction to Gardening

Start Date: January 17th 2023 or January 21st 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays or Saturdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 1:00PM to 4:00PM (Tuesdays) or 9:00AM to 12:00PM (Saturdays)

Course Cost: £100

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Practical Horticulture

Start Date: January 18th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 1 year

Times - 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Course Cost: £1,500**

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**This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income, or can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information

Introduction to Farming

Start Date: January 19th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Introduction to Horse Care

Start Date: January 17th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Introduction to Animal Care

Start Date: January 19th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Course Cost: £100

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Level 1 Award in Floristry

Start Date: February 7th, 8th or 9th 2023 (evening route) or February 10th 2023 (daytime route)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 15

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM (If starting on 7th, 8th or 9th evening routes) or 9:15AM to 12:15AM (If starting on 10th daytime route)

Course Cost: £346.50*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 2 Certificate in Floristry

Start Date: February 7th 2023 (evening route) or February10th 2023 (daytime route)

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays (evening route) or Fridays (daytime route)

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2 years

Times - 6:00PM to 9:00PM (If starting on the 7th) or 1:00PM to 4:00AM (If starting on the 10th)

Course Cost: £1,843.50**

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**This course may be free of charge subject to your personal circumstances/income, or can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

The Technical Academy (Peterlee)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair

Start Date: 16th January 2023 and 17th April 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Mondays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 8

Times - 5:30AM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: £300*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Introduction to Welding

Start Date: January 12th 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 10

Times - 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Course Cost: FREE of Charge

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Level 1 Welding

Start Date: 16th January 2023 and 24th April 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Mondays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 9

Times - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Course Cost: £266*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

Level 2 Welding

Start Date: 17th January 2023 and 25th April 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 9

Times - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Course Cost: £396*

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*Depending on your circumstances/income, you may be eligible to take this course free of charge. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

DIY Plumbing for Homeowners

Start Date: 31st January 2023 and 25th April 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Tuesdays & Thursdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 4

Times - 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Course Cost: FREE of charge

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HNC Electrical Electronic Engineering

Start Date: March 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2 years

Times - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Course Cost: £2,348 (cost for year 1)

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*Depending on your circumstances you may be able to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay your fees. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

HNC Manufacturing Engineering

Start Date: March 2023

What Day(s) Does the Course Run? - Wednesdays

How Many Weeks is the Course? - 2 years

Times - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Course Cost: £2,348 (cost for year 1)

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*Depending on your circumstances you may be able to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay your fees. Please visit this page or contact the student services team using the website livechat or call 0191 518 8222 for more information.

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