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You have so much potential!

Coming to Sunderland College will be the start of your journey towards an exciting new future. There are lots of reasons why coming here could be the right choice for you.

With an extensive range of adult courses on offer, there’s sure to be one to help you achieve your goals. From full-time and flexible part-time courses, to short courses and distancelearning, you can also fit your studies around lifestyle and family or work commitments.

Access to higher education

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Professional qualifications

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Skills & qualifications

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Skills for employment

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Distance learning

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Essential skills

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Learn for fun

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100% of our HNC and HND students progressed to employment or further study, 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

Why choose Sunderland College?

We are the College of the Year

(* Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

96% of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, students aged

97% of adult learners agree their course is helping their skills to get better.

(On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19+)

Our achievement rates are above the national average

Expert & friendly support

Benefits of studying as an adult

Improve mental wellbeing

Learning a new skill, or enhancing an existing one, can improve and maintain your mental wellbeing and keep your mind active.

Develop your self-confidence

Studying will provide you with a sense of achievement and empowerment as you develop confidence in your own skills.

Improve your quality of life

Studying will allow you to become more motivated to improve and learn, and will help you to achieve a sense of self-fulfillment.

Increase your earning potential

Studying will help to expand your skillset, improve your prospects for progression and will give you the competitive edge when applying for a promotion or new job.

Improve your ability to succeed

You may wish to study in order to validate your knowledge and experience and to show what you are capable of, which will increase your ability to succeed.

Develop a support network. Studying will enable you to meet like-minded people, who you can network and collaborate with and share good practice.

Choose the direction of your future

You will gain access to more career and life opportunities so you can be in control and choose the direction your future takes.

Reasons to study as an adult:

  • To get back into education or gain a qualification
  • To learn a new skill or keep your mind active
  • To meet new friends or develop an interest
  • To progress your career or embark on a new one
  • To achieve a lifelong ambition or take on a new challenge