Margaret progressed from the Level 3 Award in Education and Training to Level 4. She wanted to gain a recognised qualification that would support her future career change. She described Sunderland College as inspiring, engaging and motivational.

She said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland College due to the central location. I liked the course content and lecturers with in depth knowledge and skills. The best thing about the course was the lecturers’ ability to relay relevant information in supportive and inspiring ways.

I have been employed by HMRC for the last 28 years as Customer Service manager for ten staff. I was looking for a new challenge and to utilise my transferrable skills. I work three days a week at HMRC and I am also employed via an agency for two days a week as a Progression and Development Tutor at Sunderland College. It provided the ideal platform to utilise my skills and knowledge to support students and bridge gaps in their education.”

Margaret is now a Progression and Development Tutor at Sunderland College.

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.