• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
20/09/202027 Weeks1City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for school leavers with a desire to learn about the travel and tourism industry.

There are no formal requirements for entry onto the qualification; just a positive attitude and a desire to learn about the industry.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREECosts for uniforms, trips and visits will be approximately £50
19+please enquireCosts for uniforms, trips and visits will be approximately £50

You will learn by a mixture of classroom teaching, practical demonstrations, trips, visits and guest speakers. You will be assessed by written assignments as well as some multiple choice tests.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills: Jet2, Hays Travel, DFDS Seaways, Beamish Museum plus many more.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Robert Stewart

Open Events

find out everything you need to know about Sunderland College and our exciting range of courses!

Pre-register for our next open event

Take a tour around our campuses

What’s next?

When you complete your level one certificate, you could progress onto the level two extended certificate and then the level three diploma. You will also have an opportunity to study Cabin Crew as part of your level three programme.

Sports Development Centre

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.

Independence

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.

We are the College of the Year

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College?

94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment

 

(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)

Our achievement rates are well above the national average

We have the widest range of courses in the region.

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.