Christmas Opening Hours

SWDT will close on Friday 21st December and will reopen Monday 7th January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at SWDT!

Training the engineering talent of the future

We work with many of the biggest engineering and manufacturing companies in the region. They include GSK, Hitachi Rail, Husqvarna, 3M, Cummins in Darlington, Ebac, MTE and Nifco UK in Stockton.

Open Evening November 2018

South West Durham training is rated outstanding by Ofsted, come along to our open evening to find out why what we offer is amongst the best:

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.