Your Views

We are always delighted to hear positive feedback from students, apprentices and local businesses.

Below are a sample of recent compliments that the college has received.

The Glasshouse Restaurant

Thank you for a lovely lunch today. Really lovely food and service.

Sue Campbell
November 2015

Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship

I’m very pleased with the support my apprentice, Lauren, receives from the college. The three weekly visits to the salon really helps her to improve and gain more confidence. I hope to have more students put through Darlington College in the future.

Watkins-Wright Hairdressing and Beauty, Knaresborough
April 2015

Access course

Darlington College have helped me get to where I wanted to be. I have been offered a place at Durham University and I wouldn’t have got there without the help of my tutors on the Access course. This course has held me in good stead for the future.

March 2015

Business Apprenticeship

Working in collaboration with Darlington College to establish a Business Administration Apprentice post could not have been more straight forward. The professionalism and ‘can do’ approach of college staff has enabled us to create a position for a young person that is tailored to our business needs in the rapidly evolving arena of a Teaching School Alliance, but will also provide a varied, interesting and challenging placement for the Apprentice. We very much hope that future development will allow us to take on further apprenticeship placements and offer subsequent full time employment to qualified students.

Swaledale Alliance, Richmond School
September 2015

Childcare Apprenticeship

I have recently completed my Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification through an Apprenticeship with Darlington College. My whole experience was very positive; my application was responded to within two days as I received a phone call asking me to attend the college for an interview. The interview was very relaxed and within around six weeks I had a placement at my old primary school for my training and had received college start dates. The Darlington College team went out of their way to find me an Apprenticeship close to where I live and the whole process was quick and organised.

Since completing my Apprenticeship I have been offered a full time job in the school where I received my training and couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I would highly recommend an Apprenticeship with Darlington College – it is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience and develop your skills. I am still in contact with some of the staff from the collge as they are always eager to find out how I am progressing in my new job and I am even a key worker for one of their children.

September 2014

CAD – Engineering course

Darlington College recently ran a 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) course for us. Our thanks go to all staff at the college who were involved in the excellent service we received from the tutors, the college admin staff and drivers.

The veterans and soldiers who were lucky to attend the course all expressed the professional way they were treated and are hopeful that they will end up gaining the Level 2 Award in Computer Aided Design. Thank you for your help in sorting out all the arrangements.

Help for Heroes, Catterick Garrison
August 2014

Careers Guidance

I found the careers adviser to be both knowledgeable on subjects and patient with explanation giving me excellent food for thought and inspiring me to re-evaluate my choices and options. Thank you.

Prospective student
August 2014

Construction students

Our company has recently offered contracts to two of your students for Intermediate and Trainee Quantity Surveyor roles after they both impressed us at recent interviews.

One student will be sponsored part time by Interserve, and the other student will go onto university following completion of his HNC at Darlington (An award of Teesside University). We appreciate the recommendations and look forward to helping to make their professional careers a success, and thanks must go to Darlington College which has been a fundamental route in their professional development as without the qualifications gained they would have not been given this opportunity.

Interserve Construction Limited, Stockton
July 2014

Have you had a positive experience at Darlington College?
If so, we’d love to hear about it. Please email The Quality Team –