• 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:
20/10/202027 Weeks1City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following various construction trades. During the length of the course you will learn about Brickwork techniques in practical and theory sessions. You’ll also learn about health and safety on construction sites and how important it is. Other key aspects of the course are communicating with other people and learning about numeracy and literacy skills to prepare you for a life in construction.

You will need to have a National Certificate/Diploma in Construction or related subject area; or an NVQ Level 3 in a Construction Craft including a suitably recognised ‘bridging’ course programme and/or site experience. If you are a mature student, you wi

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery. Full Personal protective equipment will be provided, yet replacements will have to be paid for
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. Full Personal protective equipment will be provided, yet replacements will have to be paid for

Throughout the length of the course you will learn about the Construction industry in a number of ways such as practical workshop sessions as well as classroom theory sessions where you will learn about all the aspects of construction crafts.

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What’s next?

After successfully completing this course you could advance onto an apprenticeship programme or a Level 1 Diploma of your preferred Trade.

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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.

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.