of our students have progressed to a positive destination.
Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.
of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.
Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018
Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.
|Start Date:||Duration:||Level:||Study mode:||Course location:||Course Type:|
|September||1 Year||Level 2||Full-Time||Bede Campus||Full-time Vocational|
What’s it all about?
This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge of the business environment preparing you for further education and employment.
This course is for any 16-18 year old who has a keen interest in finding out about how businesses work and enjoy study that is based on realistic workplace situations.
You will need to have a standard of literacy and numeracy at Level 1 supported by the equivalent to 2 GCSEs at grade D
|Study level||Cost||Additional fees|
|19+||please enquire||You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.|
The course is practical, theoretical and realistic. You’ll be assessed through report writing, presentations, creating newsletters, observed role plays, group activities and time constrained tasks.
You’ll also have the opportunity to gain industry experience.
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.
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course. In the business sector, learners would be aiming to move into entry-level roles, such as assistants in business administration, marketing, finance, human resources, sales and customer service.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
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.
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.
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.
Financial Managers and Directors
Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.
7513 people employed as Financial Managers and Directors in the current year.
Marketing and Sales Directors
Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.
5176 people employed as Marketing and Sales Directors in the current year.
Purchasing Managers and Directors
Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.
1584 people employed as Purchasing Managers and Directors in the current year.
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Sunderland College welcomes DfE Director General
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