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Darlington College in County Durham provides Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Tailored Training Solutions. Darlington College serves the communities of South West Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire. The college has 1,800 full time students  6,500 part time students, 600 higher education students,  employs over 550 staff and has an annual turnover in excess of £24 million. The college is a significant force in the sub region. Our success story is founded on a simple philosophy – we put all our students, the communities we serve, our employers and staff at the heart of all our thinking. We aim to provide a warm, caring, safe, dynamic and well structured learning environment where the needs of each and every person are met.

About Us

Here at the college our core values reflect what is really important and matters to us.  We believe in respect and traditional values - we see these as the foundation blocks on which to build success and the main principles of our culture. 

By consistently working hard to maintain our values, we will keep what makes Darlington so special - an organisation that is deeply committed to delivering quality teaching and learning and providing innovative educational opportunities to the communities of Darlington and beyond. The stunning campus dominating the Haughton Road landscape is a monument to the college’s success in enhancing the academic and career prospects of all who pass through its doors.

The College has two main campus’ both providing high quality purpose built state of the art learning environments. Darlington College offers a vast range of vocational courses so that our students can tailor their studies to the career profile they want. The majority of our tutors are former industry professionals.

We offer a whole range of qualifications from entry level, including essential skills in literacy and numeracy, right through to degree level studies and professional management awards. The College recently achieved the 'North East Better Health at Work' Continuing Excellance award in recognition of efforts to promote a healthy workplace.

Working for Us

Looking for a workplace as ambitious as you are?

Welcome to Darlington College. At our state-of-the-art campus you’ll find modern workshops, salons, kitchens and ICT suites. But it’s not just our facilities that are up there with the best. We excel at further education. For students leaving school, returning to education, enhancing their careers or simply learning for enrichment, we’re top of the list. As for higher education, we offer a dedicated university centre for foundation degrees and management and professional courses.

We’re all about you

At Darlington College we don’t just provide jobs, we build careers. With our regular reviews of training and development needs, we’ll make sure that you achieve to your full potential. Our support services include occupational health and counselling services. What’s more, we’ve made moving to Darlington easy, thanks to our employee relocation scheme.

The benefits are clear

Our pay rates are excellent for the further education sector, with a fair pay scale standardised across the college. Pay increments are linked to satisfactory performance via our appraisal system. Depending on your role, our pension scheme can accommodate either a teacher’s or local government pension.

Business Support Staff

With regards to holidays, staff are entitled to 30 days of annual leave per year (pro rata), which increases to 35 days and 10 bank holidays and in addition the Corporation Board can grant approval for up to 5 efficiency days for the college to close at times such as Christmas.

Curriculum Staff

Tutors are entitled to 42 days of annual leave per year (pro rata) and other academic staff have 35 days annual leave per year (pro rata). Both support and curriculum staff get bank holidays off and when the college is shut over Christmas for efficiency shut-down.


Our Mission, Aims and Values

Our Mission

Excellence in Education for Learning, Life and Work

Our Strategic Aims

  • To maximise learner opportunity, success and progression
  • To continually develop a professional and dynamic workforce
  • To maintain and develop powerful partnerships
  • Deliver business benefits to employers
  • To place the College at the heart of its communities
  • Maintain and develop an effective and sustainable college

Our Values

  • Commitment
  • Ambition
  • Respect
  • Excellence