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South West Durham Training Centre remains closed to all learners following the move to remote teaching and assessment on Monday March 23rd, in line with Department for Education guidance.
An update on the current situation and the temporary closure of our SWDT campus.
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Parents & Carers evening at SWDT which was due to take place this Wednesday. We will be in touch with parents in due course to rearrange the event.
Here is the latest advice from SWDT on coronavirus.
Newly elected Sedgefield MP Paul Howell was among the keynote speakers at South West Durham Training’s annual Business Breakfast event.
Tickets are now available for our next Business Breakfast event at SWDT on 06/03/2020 from 7:30am to 9:00am!
We've been sharing some great case studies across our social media accounts for National Apprenticeship Week. Here is a round up!
Click here to view our brand new Commercial guide featuring forklift truck, safe lifting, IOSH, MEWP and CNC Programming courses!
Our full time guide for 2020/21 is available now! This is for courses starting in Sept 2020 in a range of areas including electrical and mechanical, fab and weld, and precision engineering.
Apprentices from Husqvarna, Inovyn ChlorVinyls Ltd, Mill Masters International and CA Group talk about how SWDT has helped them build their confidence and given them the skillet they need for a career in the engineering sector.
Our Durham Cathedral graduation video is now available to view. Students from SWDT and Bishop Auckland College graduated in June 2019 at the prestigious venue.
The Bishop of Durham congratulated nearly 100 higher education students for their success at Bishop Auckland College and SWDT's showcase graduation ceremony at Durham Cathedral last night.
Blue chip engineering and manufacturing firms joined schools and talented students and graduates at an Employers’ Fair held at South West Durham Training.