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Dream it, believe it, make it happen!

Start now and make your dreams happen. Studying with us can give you the qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to make a real difference in the world and achieve your goals. 

Students are at the heart of everything we do and your success and achievements mean the world to us. We will inspire and support you to be the best you can be. Studying with us is the beginning of your story. 

You have the potential to be amazing. Let's make it happen!

 

Which route is right for you?

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career.

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.

94.7%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2016/17 academic year).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted 2016

We are the College of the Year

*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019

We have recently invested £50 million in new facilities

We have the widest range of courses in the region

Getting you ready

Top Tips for new students

Follow our top tips to make sure you have the time of your life at college!

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Information for parents

As a parent you want the best for your child and so do we! At Sunderland College, students are at the heart of everything we do and we will support your child to grow, achieve their ambitions and reach their true potential.

Our Student Transport Scheme with Go North East provides free travel to college for eligible students.

92% of our students agree that the teaching on their course is good.

(Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017)

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