• 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:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20201 Year2Full-TimeBede CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are looking to progress into a career in health care, social care, or community work.

You’ll need a suitable Level 1 qualification or four GCSE’s at grade D or above including English Language or Mathematics. Please note the new grading system for GCSE maths and English from 2017 will be numbered 1 to 9, 9 being the highest. Grade C or ab

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+52.00*You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

You’ll study the core values of working in the care sector. You will see how the needs of people can change over their lifetime and how care workers can meet those needs.

How you will learn
The course is taught through classroom learning and directed st

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

Your Curriculum Team

Moira Thirlwell

Head of art department

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What’s next?

If you successfully complete the course with a Merit grade, you could progress on to a level 3 Health and Social Care course or a level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development course, subject to references from the level 2 teaching and placement staff.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

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

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

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.