• 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:
    01/09/20202 YearLevel 3Bede CampusFull-time Vocational

    What’s it all about?

    If you enjoy creative thinking and developing imaginative solutions to complex problems or wish to progress to further education specialising in web design, software and App development and programming then this course is for you!

    You will need four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English. You will also need to demonstrate excellent IT skills and show a keen interest in software, web, and programming.

    Study levelCostAdditional fees
    19+please enquireIf you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace. If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.

    You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including lectures, web 2.0 tools, group work, quizzes and collaboration via the latest technologies. You will complete projects set with an employer focus and gain valuable experience through realistic working environments.

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    What’s next?

    You could specialise further in your chosen field of IT to a Higher Education degree course or progress to any of the very popular career routes in systems analysis, software development, animation, web authoring or Technical support specialisms.

    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.