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What’s it all about?
This course is for anyone aged 16-25 who would like to take proactive steps for their future development within education, the wider community and the workplace. Courses are offered at Entry 2 and 3, and Level 1 and 2.
There are no required qualifications for this course, however you will need to be willing to participate in new subject areas and be considerate towards others in the group.
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You will work through a number of portfolio based assignments that may be assessed through observations, presentations, photographs and completion of activities.
Lessons will be delivered from a base classroom with some units requiring delivery in the
English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
The Pathways Programme is designed to explore a number of vocational and academic subjects to support you in deciding your future pathway whilst gaining the literacy and numeracy skills needed for progression, which may involve future college programmes or full time employment.
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.
Sunderland College students celebrate outstanding results
Students at Sunderland College are celebrating making the grade after collecting their A-Level and vocational results.
August 18, 2022
Sunderland College and Foundation of Light extend partnership
Two of the North East's leading education and skills providers extend unique partnership
July 25, 2022
Harry nets professional contract at Sunderland AFC
Sunderland College student Harry Gardiner has signed his first professional contract with boyhood club Sunderland AFC.
July 25, 2022