Nicola described her time at Sunderland College as life-changing, supportive and positive. She chose to study access to higher education as she wanted a career.

He/she said:

“The course I studied was interesting but challenging which I needed after a 12 year break from education.

The college is very welcoming with a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Deciding to study at Sunderland College has changed my life. I now have a career rather than a job and I can still study while working so I am always learning.”

Nicola progressed to university to study a PGCE and PCET, she then returned to Sunderland College as a full time member of staff lecturing in English and Maths.

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

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.