Conner described his time at Sunderland College as enjoyable, educating and unforgettable. He thoroughly enjoyed being given the chance to take part in further training offered by his placement, which really benefitted him when it came to the completion of his studies and finding a career path.

He said:

“The support from the teaching staff was fantastic, I was encouraged to aim high, and I was always provided with guidance and support on how to achieve the best grades I could.

The atmosphere on campus it great, 1000’s of people walk around the college, different genders, sexuality, religion or race and nobody is made to feel less than safe and accepted.

The placement I was offered was paramount in confirming my decision to work in early years. I was provided with the opportunity to explore my interest further with encouragement and support within a fantastic nursery environment.”

Conner now works as an Assistant Deputy Manager in a private day-care setting, he is currently acting Deputy Manager to cover Maternity Leave.

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.