Houghall Campus

Welcome to our Houghall campus, a truly unique place to study right here in the North East!

Found on the outskirts of Durham City Centre, our Houghall campus is a specialist land-based provision. That means that we offer loads of courses you won't find anywhere else in our area, including animal care, farming and so much more!

Houghall has been delivering high quality land-based education for over 80 years. In modern times, we've invested several million pounds into making Houghall a place fit for the 21st century, with even more future investment coming soon to further improve on our initial development.

The Houghall campus has several state-of-the-art facilities, including a small animal care centre housing a wide range of animals, specialist dog grooming studio, dedicated farming facilities with acres upon acres of land and a stunning equine centre with indoor and outdoor arenas, stables and so much more.

We currently offer the following course programmes at our Houghall campus:

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

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Floristry & Floral Design

Learn to create stunning floral designs with our range of part-time and full-time floristry courses, available at our Houghall campus in Durham.
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Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Floristry (September)

This part-time course at Houghall in Durham will give you an insight into the career of floristry and covers basic aspects of floristry at beginners' level.
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College Certificate in an Introduction to the Use of a Brushcutter/Strimmer

This college certificate course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a Brushcutter/Strimmer in a safe and competent manner.
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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (Arboriculture Pathway)

Train to be a professional arborist (tree surgeon) at East Durham College's stunning Houghall campus, home to a wide variety of rare trees.
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    2022-2023
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Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations

This course covers the skills and knowledge required for the safe and competent operation of a tractor.
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    2021-2022
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Featured Facilities

We have many excellent facilities across our campuses that are open to the general public and available to hire. Why not take advantage of our fantastic venues and services.

Canteen & Social Spaces

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

Science Labs

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

Floristry Studios

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

The History of Houghall Campus

Houghall's long and storied journey stretches back over 80 years - find out more about the fascinating history of Houghall by clicking here.
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Houghall Campus

East Durham College
Houghall Campus
Durham
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