What's it all about?

Our Directions programme is especially for young people with a wide range of needs in relation to special educational needs and disabilities, we can offer a bespoke programme, delivered by specialised staff, to make sure you achieve your goals and fulfil your own unique potential.

Who is it for?

Our Directions programme will develop your English and Maths skills, personal and social skills, and employability skills to help you progress to new directions! You can also get involved in work placements and enrichment opportunities to further develop your confidence and life skills, and have fun.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Sunderland Home Care and Support, Grace House North East, Sunderland College City Campus.


of our Directions students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for directions students including:

  • Dedicated area within an inclusive college environment.

  • Specialist staff.

  • Sensory room and garden.

  • Adaptable classrooms with specialist software and technology.

  • Independent living skills kitchen and accessible toilets and shower / wet room.

  • Dedicated transport drop off point.

Expert & friendly support