|Start Date:||Duration:||Level:||Study mode:||Course location:||Course Type:|
|September||1 year||Entry||Full-Time||Bede Campus||Full-time Vocational|
What’s it all about?
Flexible, supported programmes tailored to young people. It is an integrated approach to education, designed to be delivered to learners with learning difficulties/learning disabilities, behaviour and emotional problems and historical disengagement from school.
Learners are initially assessed when joining the programme in all relevant areas, from that point an individual programme will be developed to suit their individual needs and goals.
Our Foundation Learning Programme offers flexible and unique programmes to support young people’s development leading to:
• Further study in College
• Voluntary and community activities
• Independent/supported living
Learners will improve their skills and understanding in relation to those areas that act as a barrier to progression into further study, employment and positive engagement in the community.
• Personal Skills
• Social Skills
• Communication skills (verbal/non-verbal/ICT)
• Employability skills – including the relevance of work/positive impact of work/awareness of agencies who
can support with finding and maintaining work
• Independent living and life
• Making choices
• Target setting – reaching targ
Why college is different to school
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
Why choose Sunderland College?
94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment
(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)
Our achievement rates are well above the national average.
We have the widest range of courses in the region.
We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.
College celebrates students’ sporting achievements
Sunderland AFC legend and South Shields FC manager Kevin Phillips was a special guest at ceremony to celebrate students’ sporting achievements
April 20, 2022
Work experience leads to South Shields coaching role for Callum
Sunderland College student Callum Dobson has been offered a coaching role with one of the region’s leading sports charities
April 7, 2022
Foundation Learning team help fight social isolation
Sunderland College's Foundation Learning team has been using technology to reduce social isolation and improve their students' wellbeing.
October 28, 2020