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East Durham & Houghall College

East Durham College (EDC) Houghall Campus offers Land Based courses such as agriculture, animal care, arboriculture and forestry, environmental management, equestrianism, floristry plus horticulture and gardening.

EDC works with employers to deliver apprenticeships.  To find out more information or to apply for an Apprentice please call the Apprentice Team on 0191 5188259 or visit

Universal services
EDc is a universal service but entry requirements and criteria apply for some courses and applicants are advised to contact the college directly.

Who to contact

Main contact: 0191 375 4700

Where to go

Houghall Campus
Co Durham

Local Offer


Houghall can also provide additional support for students with autism which is personalised and tailored around the needs of the individual via the Derwent unit.  This may involve an additional one day input for learners with help from NEAS to cover such issues as coping with autism or independent living.

Criteria for access
EDC will consider applicants with a range of moderate to severe difficulties, and other young people who may require additional support for their learning.

Foundation Learning is designed to help young people with a learning difficulty or special training needs to become more confident and independent and prepare them for further study or work.

Some courses are general - individuals study a range of subjects based on their learning needs, and then decide which area they like the most.  Other courses are more specific to subject areas.

Full details of this setting's Local Offer can be found in their "Special Educational Needs Information Report" which can be found on their website.

Local Offer Age Bands
18-25 (Young Adults)
SEN Provision Type
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