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If you’re looking for a more hands on approach to learning, our vocational courses could be exactly what you’re looking for. We offer both NVQ and BTEC courses in a range of subjects, from construction and hospitality to business and public services. And that choice is backed by our results, as 15 out of 16 of our BTEC courses had a 100% pass rate in 2010.

Vocational study at Sunderland College also opens up a clear pathway to future study or employment as many of courses are linked to our further education provision or can make up part of an Apprenticeship framework, helping you earn while you learn.

So what can you get studying vocational courses at Sunderland College?

  • Access to purpose built working environments including hair and beauty salons, construction workshops and a working restaurant
  • Modern facilities and lecturers with real world experience in their subjects
  • An outstanding student support service
  • The best quality education in the city

To see a short video about any of our vocational subject areas, just make a selection from the list below.

Use the course finder below to see the courses we offer or download our latest School Leaver Guide for more information.