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About DurhamLearn and the support we can give you with your learning


We've got something for everyone in our huge range of courses - whether you want to boost your job prospects, learn a new skill, help the kids better with homework or turn a hobby into something more, we have a course for you.

You can meet new people and make friends with our classroom-based courses, or if you want to fit something in around your busy lifestyle then our online or blended learning courses are perfect for you.

With locations all across the county and courses starting throughout the year, there is sure to be something to suit you.

Take a look at the range of courses on our DurhamLearn courses page.

Icon for pdf DurhamLearn's Annual Accountability Statement (PDF, 238.2kb)  explains DurhamLearn's aim and objectives.

Help paying for your course

If you are aged over 19 years old and meet the eligibility criteria, we may be able to offer you some financial assistance to help you take part in our courses.

This funding can help with:

  • trips, books and equipment
  • travel
  • exam fees
  • childcare
  • IT equipment
  • internet access

You can read the full details in our  Icon for pdf DurhamLearn 19+ Learner Support Fund Policy 2022/23 (PDF, 220.1kb) . One of our team will be able to help you find out what you may be entitled to when you sign up for a course. 

We also offer bursaries for some learners aged 16-19 years old. Find out more in our Icon for pdf DurhamLearn 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy 2022/23 (PDF, 184.6kb) .

Contact us if you would like any additional information about our financial assistance before you sign up for a course and one of our friendly team will be able to answer your questions. 

If you need help to learn

If you need some extra help with your learning then our staff are here to support you. If you have a learning difficulty and/or a disability we may be able to provide you with additional support during your time learning with us.

Contact us
Durham Learn
03000 266 115
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Crook Council Offices
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES