Darlington College is a further education college in Darlington, County Durham, England. The college campus is located at Central Park, Haughton Road. With support from Darlington Borough Council and Tees Valley Regeneration the college building was constructed by Shepherd Construction, starting in 2004. Founded in 1897, it assumed its present form in September 2006 and was officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair 2006. Darlington College is at the heart of the local community and college strive to serve the community’s educational needs. Darlington College forged strong relationships with partners to enhance offering, most prominently Teesside University a relationship which has brought Higher Education to your doorstep. Darlington College framed fantastic connections with employers, both locally and nationally, and can assist people in finding work placements whilst studying and employment upon completion of courses.
Here at Darlington College provides a tremendous assortment of courses to suit the desire of each and every single student. Regardless of whether you are leaving school, considering a return to education, hoping to improve your profession advancement, an employer seeking training for your employees, or simply want to learn for fun or just need to learn for entertainment only college have a course for you. Art, Design and Photography, Business, Management and Professional, Childcare, Community Learning, Computing and IT Academy (CITA), Construction and Building Trades Engineering, Games, Media and Journalism, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Health and Safety, Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Catering, Maths and English, Motor Vehicle, Music, Production and Performing Arts, Outdoor, Sport and Fitness, Sciences, Sporting Academies, Teacher Training, Travel and Tourism, Uniformed Public Services.
Famous people who attended Darlington College include Pauline Murray, lead singer of the band Penetration County Durham. Pauline Murray was born in Waterhouses, in 1980 Murray worked on her first solo album with record producer Martin Hannett's band The Invisible Girls, which also included ex-Penetration member and co-writer Robert Blamire, as well as guesting Manchester musicians such as Vini Reilly, guitarist in The Durutti Column, and Steve Hopkins. John Maher from Buzzcocks also drummed for the band. England. John Sergeant, journalist and former Chief Political Correspondent for the BBC. The son of a missionary and linguist, Sergeant is of Russian Jewish origin on his mother's side. Sergeant was educated at Great Tew Primary School, briefly at the independent Bloxham School near Banbury, in Oxfordshire, and then at the independent Millfield School in Street, Somerset.