After completing their course at with us at Sunderland College, your child will have a variety of options available to them. We believe that education is just the beginning of their journey, and we are committed to providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen path. Whether your child is interested in further study, university, employment, or apprenticeships, we have options available to help them achieve their goals.

Our Future Ready Hubs are available to all students, providing careers guidance and support with their next steps. These are based at our Bede and City campuses, as well as virtually via the student intranet and offer a range of services.

Progressing with Sunderland College

If your child chooses to progress to Higher Education, they have the opportunity to continue to study with Sunderland College or go on to univeristy. It's easy to progress to studying a Higher Qualification with us - your child's tutor can talk them through their options and help them to complete their application for their chosen course ready to enrol.

We offer a range of Higher Education qualifications, including Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas, Foundation degrees and Bachelor degrees.

Higher Education

Progressing to Higher Education will enable your child to continue their studies at a higher level and specialise in a subject they are passionate about. They will have the option to go to university, or study a Higher Education qualification at a sixth form or college to allow for felxible learning.


Progressing to the workplace will enable your child to earn a salary and start pursing a successful career.


Gaining an apprenticeship will enable your child to learn a trade or skill, earn a salary and combine on-the-job training with studying for nationally recognised qualifications. With the new higher apprenticeships, your child could event study at degree level and beyond.