After hearing good things about Sunderland College, Ellie-Ingham enrolled on an Access to Higher Education (Health) course, with the hopes of becoming a paramedic. With the full support and help of her tutor, Ellie-Ingham changed her career path and is now studying nursing at university.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health).

My friend pointed me in the right direction.

I know people who have studied at Sunderland College and they gave amazing feedback.

Learning! I enjoyed learning new things so much, everything was taught with so much depth.

My lecturer Amy was fantastic, very supportive and was always willing to help. Amy supported me throughout my whole course including health conditions as I was poorly for some time throughout the course. Closer to the end of my course I decided to change my career path from a paramedic to a nurse, Amy helped me make my decision with full support!

Great! Friendly, helpful staff. The ladies in the dining area were all so lovely too, it made lunch time more enjoyable!

We had visits from previous Access students who came in and answered all of our questions. This helped me a lot.

It is hard to pin point just once piece of advice because I received so much, but from the tutor who helps with assignments.

I am currently studying nursing at university.

I would not be going to university if I had not studied with you. Sunderland College helped me achieve all ambitions!

This is an excellent college, it was a pleasure to study here.

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Maths and English for a Successful Future

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98% of our students progress to a positive destination

*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.