Colleges supporting vulnerable students during COVID-19 lock down

Colleges across the dynamic Education Partnership North East group are providing thousands of young people across the North East with access to vital support and resources following the COVID-19 outbreak. The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College and Sunderland College, established protocols to ensure its vulnerable students would be supported as part of … Continued

Looking through the lens of a future in engineering

A student on an extended industry placement with Sunderland City Council has been filmed and interviewed to help promote new further education opportunities. Sam Billingsley 18, is from Thorney Close, Sunderland, and studying Btec Engineering at Sunderland College, which leads to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. He spoke about his work experience at … Continued

College celebrates its 100th Mental Health First Aider

Sunderland College held a special event to celebrate the first anniversary of its commitment to mental health and wellbeing and achieving its aim of 100 staff qualifying as Mental Health First Aiders. The breakfast event, which took place at the college’s Bede Campus, celebrated a year since it signed the Time to Change Employers Pledge … Continued

Sunderland College recognised as a top employer

The college was recently highly commended in the Employer of the Year category at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards. The college had to demonstrate that they are considerate of staff welfare, reward loyalty and promote a safe and relaxed working atmosphere. Winners of the awards were honoured at a prestigious ceremony, which took place at The … Continued

Sunderland College nationally recognised for excellent careers education

The college was announced as one of four finalists for the Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise at a glittering AoC ceremony this week. The Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. This award, supported by The Careers and Enterprise Company, celebrates outstanding … Continued

Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form celebrate outstanding employees in glittering ceremony

The Evolve Awards, which are the first of its kind for both organisations honoured their employees for their hard work and dedication across the college group. 650 employees were invited to attend the dazzling event held at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus, to celebrate the contributions of fellow employees across seven categories, including Above and Beyond, … Continued

Sunderland College and Gentoo Group join forces to inspire the future generation of construction professionals

Alex Hammond, Head of Learning and Development at Gentoo was welcomed to Sunderland College’s state-of-the-art £30m City Campus, along with two of Sunderland College’s apprentices to deliver a careers-focused talk to 60 Construction and Building Services students. The event, organised by Sunderland College forms part of its commitment to partner with employers to deliver a … Continued

Schools Minister takes tour of Sunderland College’s £30m City Campus ahead of T-Level launch

The Minister for the further education market, visited Sunderland College’s £30m City Campus to learn more about how the College is preparing for the new T-Level qualifications. Welcomed by Sunderland College’s Chief Executive, Ellen Thinnesen, Lord Agnew was taken on a tour of the campus’ state-of-the-art facilities and discussed how the College is improving student … Continued

New college facility will support adults into employment

City Skills and Careers, which was officially launched last Friday at the college’s City Campus, will transform the lives of adults in the local community, through improving access to education and training. The new facility will provide a one-stop-shop for adults who are looking to gain skills and qualifications for employment or to advance their … Continued