• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

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

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
15/09/20202 Years4Full-TimeBede CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Further develop your skills in this high-energy sector of health and fitness. Further develop your skills in this high-energy sector. There are lots of exciting career opportunities for those with a talent for health and fitness who can inspire and motivate others.

64 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCSEs / A Levels or equivalent / PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma or extensive, relevant work experience. GCSE grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths and English.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE8500.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will study in a range of ways including sessions in the fitness suite, 3G sports pitches, classroom, anatomy and physiology lab and work placement. Your assessments will take place in a variety of formats ranging from exams, essays, reports and practi

Available modules include, year 1 - Exercise Management, Physiology of Sport & Exercise, Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sociology of Sport & Exercise, Anatomy for Sport & Exercise, Personal Development & Study Skills. Year 2 - Public Health

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What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.


Leisure and sports managers

Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.

Medium Salary

£ 45094

1417 people employed as Leisure and sports managers in the current year.

Sports players

Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.

Medium Salary

£ 22921

349 people employed as Sports players in the current year.

Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

Medium Salary

£ 24065

2289 people employed as Sports coaches, instructors and officials in the current year.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.