East Durham – Agriculture and Land – Land Based Careers

Agriculture Courses at EDC

We offer a huge range of courses and subject options, and provide advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme of study.

Our Range of Agric Courses

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture

Full-Time

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based, Land-Based Operations (Houghall)

Full-Time

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

Full-Time

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture (QCF)

Full-Time

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture

Full-Time

Agriculture Apprenticeship

Part-Time
Upcoming Events

We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.

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Houghall October Come to College Open Evening

10/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening

31/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall November Come to College Open Evening

28/11/2018 5-7PM
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Where Careers Grow

East Durham College’s Houghall campus, found in the heart of Durham city, has been a place where careers grow since the late 1930s. Our agricultural facilities are second to none, with a new farming facility opening in 2016.

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Future Employment

£25,578

Average Salary (Farm Worker)

2012

Job Openings Per Year

98% Male

2% Female

Student Testimonials

The course has opened my eyes to what else is out there. I’ve always wanted to work with animals and for all that hasn’t changed, I now know so much more about the industry…

- Nathan Thewlis

My agricultural course was hard work, but also extremely rewarding. I’ve learned a lot during my time at Houghall.

- Lucy Brumwell

Our Facilities

With a recent, multi-million pound redevelopment, Houghall’s range of land-based facilities give you everything you need to grow your career.

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Over 80 years of delivering land-based tuition
Ultra-Modern Pig Unit, Complete with Air Conditioning
50 Cow Suckler Herd and 50 Bucket-Reared Calf Enterprise
Ultra-Modern Pig Unit, Complete with Air Conditioning
Sheep Unit with a Flock of 300 Ewes
50 Cow Suckler Herd and 50 Bucket-Reared Calf Enterprise
Over 200 acres of arable land growing crops including winter wheat, winter barley and spring oats
Over 80 years of delivering land-based tuition
Newly Developed Cattle Unit with 6 Large Pens and Forage Store
Butchery, processing meat to supply the college canteen and Durham University
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East Durham College Videos

East Durham College Houghall Campus in Durham

Take a tour of the amazing facilities available at East Durham College's Houghall Campus.

Where Will a Land-Based Course Take You?

Houghall gives you all of the tuition and facilities you need to pursue your dream career outside.

A Day in the Life of an Agricultural Technician

This video clearly shows what an average day is like for an agricultural technician apprentice.

READY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE OUTSIDE?

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your future, please get in touch.