Joseph described Sunderland College as motivational, understanding and helpful. While studying his Diploma at the College, he undertook a number of work placements as well as visiting a number of potential local employers such as Nissan and Komatsu. Following the completion of his course, Joseph has successfully found employment as a vehicle refinisher at Jobling Accident Repair in Sunderland.

He said:
“I chose the Accident Repair Paint course at Sunderland College as it had appealed to me during an open day. I’d always had an interest in motor vehicles so the activity of accident repair jumped out at me.

The facilities at the college are state of the art, and the staff are friendly. While I studied at the College I was assisted by staff members in finding a job.

The greatest thing about the course was the fact it helped me obtain the knowledge and skills to gain employment.”

Joe is now employed at Jobling Accident Repair Centre in Sunderland as a car paint sprayer.

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.