Dream it, believe it, make it happen! 

Start now and make your dreams happen. Studying at Sunderland College can give you the qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to make a real difference in the world and achieve your life and career goals.

Students are at the heart of everything we do and your success and achievements mean the world to us. We will inspire and support you to be the best you can be. Studying with us is the beginning of your story.

You have the potential to be amazing. Let’s make it happen!

Two students working on a laptop in a classroom at Sunderland College

The quality of our education and the support we provide to our students is paramount to us.  We pride ourselves on this and our success speaks for its self:

  • We have officially been recognised as good in our Ofsted inspection.
  • We have an impressive number of  students securing places at top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Laine Theatre Arts.
  • Many of our vocational programmes have a 100% pass rate.
  • We are one of the largest trainers and suppliers of apprentices in the region.
  • We have been awarded the Matrix, National Quality Mark for Advice and Guidance four times in a row.

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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. 


Equality & diversity


School engagement

Our Recruitment and Engagement Team is dedicated to working in partnership with schools to help ensure young people are making an informed decision about their future and are inspired to achieve.