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Welcome to Darlington College

Welcome to Darlington College.

We provide education and training to thousands of students and businesses each year, providing a huge range of courses
to suit everyone – full time vocational courses, part time adult courses, apprenticeships, GCSEs, higher education and professional training tailored to both individuals and employers.

We work with a range of local business providing apprenticeships for 16-18-year olds with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

As a dynamic college serving the communities of Darlington, North Yorkshire and South West Durham, we work hard to ensure our
students get the best qualifications to help them onto university or into work.

Our philosophy is simple – we put the students at the heart of all our thinking and ensure they have the best possible learning experience during their time here. We are proud of our modern learning environment and continue to invest in our iconic site – whether it’s training in the brave new world of sub-sea exploration, or a Foundation Degree in Forensics, there is something for everyone, whatever your age or ability.

I look forward to welcoming you at the college, and we will do our best to help you achieve your potential in your chosen field.

About us

Here at Darlington College we provide a huge variety of courses to suit the ambitions of every single student. Whether you are leaving school, considering a return to education, looking to enhance your career development, an employer seeking training for your employees, or simply want to learn for fun – we have a course for you.

Our college is a state-of-the-art facility which offers varied learning with inspirational teaching from a wealth of experienced tutors.

Darlington College is at the heart of the local community and we strive to serve the community’s educational needs. We have forged strong relationships with partners to enhance our offering, most notably Teesside University – a relationship which has brought Higher Education to your doorstep. We have likewise formed excellent links with employers, both locally and nationally, and can assist you in finding work placements whilst studying and employment upon completion of courses.

With courses available at a range of levels, we can offer you progression routes which will allow you to take your qualifications higher – helping you to achieve your goals and have a successful future.

Facilities available

Darlington College is a bright, spacious and modern learning environment which boasts a fantastic range of facilities for staff, students and visitors.

There is a diverse range of exceptional work spaces, including:


  • a £2 million state of the art construction and renewable energy zone , including a designated joinery room.
  • a hair and beauty salon offering an impressive range of treatments to the general public, staff and students. Have a look at the salons and nail bar for yourself with our virtual tour of the Elements Salon.
  • commercial style kitchens providing the Glasshouse Restaurant with a variety of dishes along with silver service to the general public. View our restaurant facilities with our virtual tour of the Glasshouse Restaurant.
  • an industry standard Motor Vehicle workshop with a sophisticatedJunair spray booth with viewing corridor and print unit.
  • a recently refurbished Media Design Centre including a screening room along with state-of-the-art production, editing and radio broadcasting facilities and games testing rooms.
  • the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)  providing access to books, DVDs, journals, mac computers and other learning resources.
  • a well equipped science lab with up to date apparatus.
  • a fantastic sports hall and multi-use games area ideal for lots of different sports.
  • art workshops with practical areas for textiles, painting, drawing and product design. Take a closer look at one of our design rooms.
  • the UK’s only Subsea training centre. This unique centre includes a £500,000 fully functioning 200hp hydraulic remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or underwater robot, provided by Modus, used for drilling support and subsea construction services.
  • purpose built Childcare Centre offering nursery and holiday club places.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2016
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