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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.
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.
Excellence in Education for Learning, Life and Work
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