Emma described her time at Sunderland College as successful, enjoyable and knowledgeable. She studied a professional qualification part-time to enable her to change careers.

She said:

“I decided to study at Sunderland College as it was local and evening classes were available. The lecturers were friendly and helpful. The course wasn’t too intense and I could apply the knowledge I learnt to my current job role. There was a good atmosphere and great facilities.

My aim is to be a qualified accountant. I originally began studying at Sunderland College whilst working as an assistant manager in a pub with the intention of moving into the finance sector. A job opportunity arose through the college, which I applied for and was successful. I wouldn’t have moved jobs so quickly if it hadn’t been for Sunderland College.”

Emma is now Assistant Accountant at Opsec Security Limited.

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.