East Durham College (Peterlee Campus)

Durham, County, United Kingdom

Location: Durham, County, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16+ years

About East Durham College (Peterlee Campus)

East Durham College is a mixed, non-denominational community further education college for students aged 16 and over. The college has campuses in Peterlee and Houghall, both located in the south-east of Durham.

The college moved into its new Peterlee Campus in early 2009. However, the roots of the area's predecessor college, Easington Technical College, can be traced back to the 1950s. Across both campuses, EDC has about 5,500 students including those studying both full and part time. 


Mrs Suzanne Duncan

Values and vision

East  Durham College’s core values are to: have students at the heart of its organisation; operate a fair, respectful and honest culture; strive for the highest quality; and operate with integrity.

Its mission is to be committed to delivering outstanding, inclusive education that supports and challenges all students to progress. It aims to be highly successful through exceptional teaching and learning, and to be recognised as a quality college, developing both its staff and students.

EDC aspires to celebrate excellence in all its activities, and develop it position as a recognised specialist land-based college. The college wants to widen participation and has a commitment to equality and diversity in all its activities.


“The proportion of learners completing their qualification aims successfully is improving over time and has been consistently above the national average for the last three years.” 

“Staff have a sharp focus on raising students’ attainment of higher grades, and on helping them to reach their full potential so that they progress well to further study and/or employment. Most teaching, learning and assessment are good or better.”

View East Durham College, Peterlee Campus’s latest Ofsted report


Address: Peterlee Campus, Willerby Grove, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2RN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 518 2000