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
National lockdown: arrangements for learning from Tuesday January 5News Article • Added 29 Weeks Ago
Important announcement for the attention of all students, parents/carers and employers
UPDATE: Changes to the start of Spring termNews Article • Added 30 Weeks Ago
Remote learning at South West Durham Training: Monday January 4 to Friday January 15
Changes to the start of the Spring term 2021News Article • Added 31 Weeks Ago
A message from the Chief Executive about changes to the start of the Spring term in January.
Christmas and New Year 2020/21News Article • Added 32 Weeks Ago
Information about the closure of the college over the festive period.
Up to £3,000 on offer to firms taking on new apprenticesNews Article • Added 32 Weeks Ago
Businesses are being urged to take advantage of a Government funding offer which could see them qualify for up to £3,000 if they hire a new apprentice in the next three months.