East Durham College

East Durham College operates across three campuses, as well as providing work force development within individual workplaces across the region.

The College's Houghall Campus is a 476-acre site located on the outskirts of Durham City centre. The Campus has an excellent reputation for providing a range of land based studies qualifications and is highly regarded amongst those within land based industries.

The campus has excellent facilities having just undergone an exciting £12m development. These facilities, coupled with our outstanding lecturers who share a passion for the outdoors, mean students with an interest in land based studies can be assured they have come to the right place.

Houghall Campus Facilities include:
• 476-acre estate
• Working farm with pig, cattle and sheep units
• Equine centre with 28 stables and a stunning 40m x 40m indoor arena
• Specialist small animal care centre
• Kennel block with 20 kennels
• Dog grooming parlour
• Specialist veterinary nursing unit
• Specialist science labs
• Horticultural centre
• Glasshouses
• Floristry studio
• Specialist arboretum
• Workshops
• Ponds, woodland, nature trails, wetlands and the River Wear
• Learning resources centre with IT suite
• Football pitches
• Rugby pitches
• Fitness room
• Canteen
• Games room

Houghall Campus Courses:
• Agriculture
• Animal Care
• Arboriculture & Forestry
• Countryside Conservation
• Dog Grooming
• Equine
• Floristry & Floral Design
• Foundation Studies
• Horticulture
• Prince’s Trust Team Programme
• Veterinary Nursing

Our full-time courses have strong links with industry and include real hands-on work experience.

It’s all about equipping you with the right skills and confidence and giving you an edge, whether you’re going into employment or further study.

Thousands of our former students are our success stories.

Where to find us


East Durham College,
Houghall Campus,
Durham DH1 3SG

+44 1913 754700

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