Regular Courses / Apprenticeships
Rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted
After an inspection in July 2014 Ofsted had the following to say about SWDT:
"Leaders and managers place learners at the heart of all that they do so that all learners can reach their full potential."
"Workshop sessions are well organised and closely mirror real working environments. Staff promote health and safety well and learners have a good understanding of risk assessment."
"The training centre is very well equipped with particularly good resources. There is ample provision of high quality traditional engineering equipment in well-planned workshop areas."
News & Events
Minister meets apprentices at training centre visitNews Article • Added 25 Weeks Ago
The vital importance of apprenticeships to the region’s engineering and manufacturing sectors was stressed today during a Ministerial visit to South West Durham Training.
Former star apprentice returns to teach at college training centreNews Article • Added 28 Weeks Ago
A former award-winning apprentice has returned to her former college to pass on 25 years of industry experience to young engineers.
COVID 19 January 2022 UpdateNews Article • Added 31 Weeks Ago
Arrangements for return to South West Durham Training week beginning Tuesday, January 4th
National lockdown: arrangements for learning from Tuesday January 5News Article • Added 83 Weeks Ago
Important announcement for the attention of all students, parents/carers and employers