East Durham College is jam-packed full of incredible facilities! From our amazing animal care centre to stunning 200+ seater theatre, there's something for everyone at EDC. We also have a number of facilities and services which are open to the public >> 

Agriculture Centre

With over 80 years of delivering quality agricultural education plus incredible, multi-million pound facilities, Houghall is the only place you should be thinking about to study agriculture!

Arboretum & Pinetum

The Arboretum at the Houghall Campus, on the outskirts of Durham City, houses a superb collection of shrubs and trees from around the world.

Arboriculture Workshop

Our arboriculture workshops at the Houghall campus house a range of specialist equipment and resources, from chainsaws to climbing equipment, to a stump grinder and chipper.

Art Studio

If you're thinking about studying art and design at EDC, you'll be housed in our dedicated art studio at our Peterlee campus.

Beauty Salon

Fancy a pamper session? Then EDC can help! Thanks to our fantastic beauty therapy students, you can kick back, relax and have a wide range of beauty treatments at our very own salon, found at our Peterlee campus!

Boxing Gym

Grab those gloves and square up in our fantastic boxing facilities at our Peterlee campus!

Business Advice Hub

Powered by Great Annual Savings Group, East Durham College’s innovative new Business Advice Hub (BAH) is one of the products of the college’s new partnership with Great Annual Savings Group (GAS).

Canteen & Social Spaces

Grab some tasty food, kick back and relax in between your studies at all East Durham College campuses!

Coffee Shop - Proudly Serving Starbucks

That's right...we've got Starbucks on site! Serving up loads of your Starbucks faves for the perfect pick-me-up in between those lessons.

Commercial Dog Grooming Studio

Pooch in need of some pampering? At East Durham College's Houghall campus in Durham we have our own dedicated dog grooming salon, offering treatments to dog owners of the North East.

Construction Workshops

If you're coming to study carpentry and joinery or bricklaying at East Durham College, you'll be studying in our amazing construction workshops at our Peterlee campus.

Dance Studio

If you love to dance, you'll love our very own dance studio found inside our Peterlee campus!

Digital Suite

Our brand-new, state-of-the-art Digital Suite has a range of high-quality equipment including Meta Quest 2 VR headsets, Xbox Series X Consoles, 3D printers and high-end gaming PCs.

Dog Kennels & Agility/Walking Area

Not only have we got a commercial dog grooming salon at Houghall, we've also got kennels and dog agility areas for our pampered pooches!

ED6 Study Room

If you're coming to study at ED6 Sixth Form centre, you'll get your own dedicated study room at our Peterlee campus!

EDC Travel Agency

Looking for great holidays for fantastic prices? You'll find everything you need at East Durham College's very own travel agents, EDC Travel!

Electrical Installation Workshop

Find out more about our fantastic dedicated electrical facility at The Technical Academy!

Engineering Workshops

Engineering covers a wide variety of elements and we have a wide variety of facilities to match!

Equine Centre

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, boasts one of the finest equine centres in the North East.

Floristry Studios

If you’re artistic, like working with your hands and love making beautiful things, then check out our Floristry facilities below.

Health & Social Care Facilities

If caring for people is your passion, there’s no better place to study in our brand new real-to-life ward classroom, along with our other great facilities here at EDC.

Houghall Estate

Specialising in land-based studies, Houghall, situated just outside Durham City, is the perfect place to study everything from small animal care to floristry.

Impact Health & Fitness Gym

Keep fit, get active and have fun with East Durham College's Sports Centre & Impact Health & Fitness gym! Completely FREE* (£5 one-off induction fee applies) for East Durham College students and also open to the public, we have some of the best facilities available in the North East.

Learning Resources Centre

East Durham College has a Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at each main campus offering an extensive range of study materials and study space for students.

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Level 2 Barbering Fading Skills (RARPA)

This course is perfect for existing barbers and hair stylists wanting to up-skill their experience. Learn all the skills and techniques you need to get skin fading at a professional level. Our course structure gives you real-life experience and training, to help build your confidence in this technique.
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Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

This qualification provides a basic understanding of the Hair and Beauty sector and the vocational skills and knowledge required for Level 1 Hair and Beauty. Learners can choose their route in either Hair or Beauty.
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Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

When studying on L3 hairdressing you will attend skills class, theory class and a client industrial session. Topic include: Cutting, Colouring, Colour Correction, Styling, Design and Create an Iimage.
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Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

This qualification is for those interested in a career in hairdressing. It cover: Shampooing, Cutting, Styling, Colouring, Perming, Client consultation and Reception duties.
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Media Facilities

Whatever job you fancy within the media industry, our state-of-the-art facilities will help get the best out of you!

Meetings, Conference & Events Facilities

East Durham College is an ideal venue to hire for a wide range of meetings, events and functions.

Motor Vehicle Workshop

We have everything you can think of to start your career in the motor vehicle industry under one roof!

North East Institute of Technology Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Suite

Work with cars of the future in our state-of the-art Electric/Hybrid Suite.

North East Institute of Technology Engineering Suite

Opened in 2021, the North East Institute of Technology suite offers a huge variety of excellent engineering equipment for our students.

Outdoor Pitches

Love playing sport? With our all-weather floodlit 3G full pitch and five-a-side football pitches, there's everything you need right here at East Durham College!

Plumbing & Heating Engineering Workshop

A course in plumbing can really open doors (especially bathroom ones!) to a lot of opportunities and the right facilities can help too, so take a look below at what’s on offer at EDC.

Positive Steps Childcare Nursery

Welcome to Positive Steps Nursery! Found on-site at East Durham College's Peterlee campus, our nursery makes attendance at college easier by providing fantastic childcare facilities for those students who may have young children. It's also open to members of the public looking for childcare.

Renewables Suite

With renewable energy the way of the future, there’s no better time to find out what facilities we have here at EDC!

Scene1 Restaurant & Commercial Kitchens

Fancy some freshly made food for a fantastic price? Well come and join us at our very own restaurant, Scene1!

Science Labs

Available at both our Houghall and Peterlee campuses, our science labs are well-equipped for everything to do with science!

Small Animal Care Centre

All creatures great and small can be found in our Small Animal care facilities...well, nearly all - we’re not a zoo (not quite, anyway)!

Sports Arena / Sports Hall

Our huge sports hall at our Peterlee campus is ready and waiting for absolutely anything to do with sport!

T Level Facilities

As part of a six figure investment, the college will be developing some stunning new facilities* at the Peterlee Campus as part of the new T Levels that will be on offer from September 2022.

The Gateway

The Gateway is an exclusive area within the College for our higher education students (Peterlee Campus).

The Lubetkin Theatre

Did you know EDC has the only dedicated theatre in the East Durham Area? It's open to both students and the general public for performances too.

Veterinary Nursing Training Facilities

We've got everything you need to become a veterinary nurse right here at EDC!

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East Durham College is jam-packed full of incredible facilities! From our amazing animal care centre to stunning 200+ seater theatre, there's something for everyone at EDC.

Facility Hire

Looking for venue here in the North East? East Durham College is an ideal location for a wide range of events and functions. Whether it's a training day, seminar, company away day, exhibition, presentation, theatre performance, open day or anything else you can think of, we've got it covered.

Open to the Public

Several of the colleges' facilities are open for use by the public - click here to view the full list.