James returned to education to enable him to have a complete change of career. He described his time at Sunderland College as exciting, challenging and rewarding. He has now progressed to a degree at university.

He said:
“After running a business, I wanted an entire change of career and Sunderland College offered that with their wide range of subjects.

The lecturers were outstanding and the level of support from the lecturers and the college was really good. The best thing about the course was the variety of subjects that were taught across the length of the programme.

I loved the mixture of old and new buildings at Bede and the facilities were perfect for college students.

I am currently in my final year of a degree and have recently received a conditional offer to continue my studies at MSc level. My life has changed for the better and I am now looking forward to completing my degree.”

James has now progressed to studying BSc (Hons) Public Health at the University of Sunderland.

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.