Education Partnership North East comprises Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form.
It will create one of the largest college groups in the country with:
- Combined student number of 20,593, of which 5,357 students will be 16-18 and 13,949 will be adults
- A workforce of over 1,100 curriculum and specialist support staff
- A catchment area from Berwick upon Tweed to the Tees Valley
- Significant employer partnerships and delivering an apprenticeship contract worth around £4.1 million.