Is it for me?

You need to be innovative and enjoy working with computers and new and existing technology. You also need to have good numeracy, organisational and project management skills, be able to communicate effectively and think logically to solve problems and, of course, technical know-how!

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Bede Campus or as an apprenticeship, you will have access to specialist classrooms, computers, IT software and Network labs.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:Tombola, Digital Union Sunderland Software City, Dynamo.

Computing at Sunderland College

of our computing and IT students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for computing and IT students including:

  • Specialist classrooms, laptops and IT software.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Study Computing and IT as an Apprenticeship


What are the career prospects like? There will be 26,678 jobs in Information & Communication Technology in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Engineer, Web Developer, IT consultant or Data Manager.

There are currently 5,694 IT Specialist Managers employed in our local region and they earn £43,888 a year.

IT Specialist Managers

IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Medium Salary

£ 40236

5323 people employed as IT Specialist Managers in the current year.

IT Project and Programme Managers

Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

Medium Salary

£ 55564

1872 people employed as IT Project and Programme Managers in the current year.