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Your college interview

Your college interview is the next stage of your application process, after you have completed an application form. We need to make sure you know all about the course you will be studying with us and the commitment that’s required. It’s also an opportunity for you to get to know us better!

What will happen during my interview?

You will meet with one of our friendly tutors who teach on the course you have applied for. They will let you know all about the subject area and ask about your motivations, interests and hopes for the future, to make sure it’s the right course for you. It’s also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions, and to tell us why you want to study at Sunderland College.

What will happen after my interview?

Following your interview you will be given a conditional or an unconditional offer for the course you have applied for. A conditional offer means that you will have to achieve certain exam results in order to gain a place on the course. If we don’t think the course is right for you, we will talk you through your study options and next step.

Study as an apprenticeship

During your interview, we will let you know if the course you are applying for can be studied as an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a great way to get started in a new career! If you’re ready for work and are committed to studying, while training on-the-job, an apprenticeship could be the right choice for you!

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need an interview for college?

We want you to enjoy your time studying with us and we need to make sure that you are making the right choice.

What if I need additional support for my interview?

Let us know in advance about your individual requirements. Email admissions@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or ring 0191 511 6000.

How long will it last?

Your interview will last for approximately 30 minutes.

What can I wear?

It’s not a job interview so you don’t need to wear a suit. If you are coming straight from school, your uniform is completely fine. Otherwise, just wear whatever you’re comfortable in.

Who can I bring with me?

Your parent(s)/carer(s) are welcome to attend your interview with you but you can also attend on your own.

What if I can no longer attend?

Contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible if you can’t make your interview so we can re-arrange it for you. Email admissions@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or ring 0191 511 6000.