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Vocational

At East Durham College, we offer a huge range of vocational course options available at our Peterlee, Houghall (Durham) and Technical Academy campuses.

Are you interested in studying a vocational programme at EDC?

Vocational programmes are all about you studying a particular subject and focusing your skills in that area. For example, you might study hairdressing, training to become a hairdresser, or study equine, with the aim of becoming a horse trainer.

At East Durham College, we offer vocational courses at all three of our campuses.

You'll find the following courses at each campus:

Peterlee

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Accountancy
  • Art & Design
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Bricklaying
  • Business Studies (Peter Jones Enterprise Academy)
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Childcare & Adult Care
  • Computing & ICT
  • Counselling
  • Creative Media Production
  • Foundation Studies
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Music and Music Technology
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services

Technical Academy

  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Plumbing & Heating Engineering
  • Welding

Houghall Campus (Durham)

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

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care is for you if you are looking to start a career within the equine industry.
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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities)

Open your route to a humanities degree at university with this part-time course from East Durham College!
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    2022-2023
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Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to competently spray pesticides. On completion of the course you will have the NPTC Award.
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    2022-2023
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Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice Art, Design and Communication

This programme is designed to help you extend your understanding of the art & design industry, whilst developing your skills across a range of media.
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    2022-2023
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    16 to 18
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For general full time or part time course enquiries, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.