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Covid-19: Local lockdown measures


Following the announcement of local lockdown restrictions in County Durham by the Health Secretary today, we recognise that students may have questions about whether there are any changes to their education at SWDT.

August Open Evening


Join us on site on August 27th between 5pm and 7pm to discuss our range of engineering and plumbing courses!

Results and Enrolment Day


New students are invited to join us on Monday 24th August between 9:30 and 4:30 to enrol on their new course.

May Virtual Open Event


Join us at our virtual open event on May 7th, 5pm - 7pm, to discover the range of courses and opportunities we have available for you!

Parents/Carers Evening postponed


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.

Business Breakfast 06/03/2020


Tickets are now available for our next Business Breakfast event at SWDT on 06/03/2020 from 7:30am to 9:00am!

Commercial guide available now!


Click here to view our brand new Commercial guide featuring forklift truck, safe lifting, IOSH, MEWP and CNC Programming courses!

Full time guide available now!


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.

Apprentice Case Studies


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.

Graduation video now live!


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.

Employers’ fair is a huge success!


Blue chip engineering and manufacturing firms joined schools and talented students and graduates at an Employers’ Fair held at South West Durham Training.