Sunderland College’s campuses are not just a place for school leavers. Join us as we find out more about the career changing courses at Sunderland College…
















Through its range of higher education, access and free distance learning courses, the college also helps adults (19+) who want to gain a university-level qualification, start a new career or learn a new skill to achieve their goals.

And, with both full and flexible part-time courses available, there are plenty of study options that fit around lifestyle and family or work commitments.

For those worried about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will impact their learning, the smaller group sizes give students a more personal approach to studying and are well suited for face-to- face learning while social distancing measures are still in place.



Higher education right on your doorstep…















Studying a higher education qualification at college can bring lots benefits without having to head off to university, reducing living and travel costs.

With college’s offering lower fees, they can provide value for money for a degree-level course. Sunderland College works closely with local employers to enhance learning with industry-linked projects, to ensure qualifications meet employer demands.

Qualifications can also be tailored to 28 meet the demands of the local economy, giving learners the specific skills needed to progress.



A second chance at education…















Sunderland College’s Access to Higher Education courses are well established with a great reputation, offering qualifications to those who want to push for university but don’t have the required grades, or who have been out of formal education for a while.

Flexible learning makes it as easy as possible to attend college, with daytime and evening study available to suit learners’ needs.

With specialist academic support in areas such as study and research skills, as well as help with UCAS applications, 96% of students said they developed the skills to get a job or progress to the next step.

An Access to Higher Education qualification is funded through a student loan, but if you complete a three-year degree course, the fees are covered by the Government.



Life-changing qualifications…















For adults looking to make the most of their free time or enhance their skills and knowledge from home, Sunderland College also offers free online courses.

Distance Learning courses are completed in learners’ own time so they don’t need to come into college.

All study resources are sent via email along with deadline dates for completed workbooks and assignments.

With courses ranging from mental health awareness, to setting up your own business and a range of free digital courses, there is an extensive choice to cater for every interest.

Ellen Thinnisen, Chief Executive at Education Partnership North East, said: “We appreciate that many of our students lead very busy lives and are not always in the position to undertake a full-time course.

“Our adult course offer has been developed to work flexibly with our learners, so they can be studied alongside work or other responsibilities.

“This year has been challenging, however our small class sizes mean we are in an excellent position to deliver our higher education and adult courses with minimal disruption.

“Our expert teaching staff ensure our learners progress during their time with us, and our supportive and inspiring environment will help learners achieve their full potential.”





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