Anna was grateful that her A-Levels introduced her to topics that she studied at university for her health and social care degree. She is now training to be a teacher.

She said:

“My A-Levels provided me with a vital introduction to behaviour theories that I have used throughout my health and social care degree.

I was extremely grateful to return for a work experience placement in the health and social care department at Sunderland College when they in preparation for my PGCE PCET. It may sound cliché, but I do feel that in some ways I have never quite left Sunderland College, as I still feel that the College has continued to support me since I have left.

After my A-Level results I started my mental health nurse training but after 6 months I had to leave my course due to poor health. However, after a few months into my recovery, I went to Sunderland College Washington Campus to study Level 2 health and social care. This allowed me to stay in education until I started my health and social care degree. The college helped me to feel that I still had a purpose in life.”

Anna progressed to the University of Sunderland and gained a degree in health and social care. She is now studying a PGCE PCET in order to teach health and social care.

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

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.