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Recruiting now for HNCs and HNDs in Engineering


The Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are delivered over two years at our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated training centre here on Aycliffe Business Park.

Just three months for electricians to meet new standard


In July, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Standards Institution released the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations - the essential publication for all professionals working in the electrical industry.

SWDT staff make their mark at local awards


South West Durham Training staff were delighted to win an award at the fourth annual Aycliffe Business Park ‘Make Your Mark’ awards ceremony recently.

Laura takes new role in her stride


A former college student has taken a new admin role with South West Durham Training in her stride less than two months in.

SWDT celebrates 50 years of engineering success


SWDT staff, students, former apprentices and invited guests celebrated 50 years (1967 -2017) of engineering success at the Ofsted Outstanding engineering training centre which included a number of key employers, guest speakers and an awards…

50 Years of Success


WWII RAF fighter ace Sir Douglas Bader performed the official ceremony when the centre first threw open its doors to apprentice engineers in 1967.

Business advised to take advantage of the apprenticeship reforms


As from April this year, the way the government funds apprenticeships will change – some employers will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy, while there will also be changes to the funding for apprenticeship for all employe…

New plumbing centre offers Gas Safe training


New plumbing and gas centre offering all the key training accreditation needed by domestic plumbers and gas engineers has been officially opened by South West Durham Training.

Open Evening – Engineering and Plumbing courses


If you are interested in Engineering or Plumbing courses and apprenticeships come along to our open evening event at our South West Durham Training centre in Newton Aycliffe.