• 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 Year3Full-TimeBede CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are looking to enter careers in a uniformed service such as Armed forces, Police, Fire and Rescue and Prison service.

Four GCSEs (English Language or Maths at grade 4 is preferred but not essential) or a merit grade in the Public Services Diploma Level 2.

You will also need to be medically fit without any condition that would prevent you from joining the uniformed ser

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+2000.00*You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

This qualification has been designed to provide highly specialist work-related knowledge and skills (common values and core competencies) sought by employers in a range of public services, such as: communications; teamwork; leadership; problem solving; ci

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?

After successfully completing the course you could go on to apply for jobs in the services or apply to universities. Past students have joined the armed services, gone to universities such as Durham to study Law and Criminology or Outdoor Adventurous Activity, and some have joined the Special Constabulary.

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.