Some of the adult courses available at Sunderland College require you to pay a fee. If you’re unable to cover the cost of this up front we offer a range of options to help you pay for your course.
Many of our funded courses could be FREE through fee remission, depending on your circumstances.
If you are unemployed, on a low wage and plan to seek a job after the course, or wish to progress onto more sustainable employment, then you may qualify for fee remission, provided you satisfy one of the following conditions:
If you’re not eligible for Fee Remission, you may be entitled to an Advanced Learner Loan.
If you are 19-23 and do not already have a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualification you will be able to study on one for free.
Alternatively if you need to attend an Entry/Level 1 course as an essential progression step to your first full Level 2 course, this will also be free.
Where the tuition fee is over £200 and the course lasts more than 15 weeks, instalment options are available. Please bring your credit/debit card to the enrolment session in order to set up your instalment plan.
This policy is a City of Sunderland College (trading as Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College) policy and applies to all students and staff of those institutions. To see the document, click here.
Learners without a full Level 3 or above can access a qualification on the Level 3 adult offer qualification list. Learners who already hold a Level 3 or higher and meet the definition of unemployed or who are in receipt of low wage.
We are the College of the Year
(* Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
96% of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good.
(*On-programme Survey 2018, students aged
97% of adult learners agree their course is helping their skills to get better.
(On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19+)
Our achievement rates are above the national average.
Work has started on a world-class training centre in Sheepfolds.
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