• 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.

    Level:Course location:Course Type:
    TBCBede 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 will need a suitable level one qualification or four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including maths and English.

    Study levelCostAdditional fees
    19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

    You will 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.

    You will cover units such as:

    Ensuring safe environments in health and ca

    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

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    What’s next?

    If you successfully complete the course you could progress onto Level 3 Health and Social Care course or a level 3 Childcare Diploma, subject references from teaching staff.

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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.

    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.