Tamara described Sunderland College as fun, interesting and educational. During her time at the college she studied a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Catering. She moved into full time employment as a junior chef after leaving Sunderland College.

She said:
“I chose Sunderland College because it was close to home.

My favourite part of the course was the practical element, it really helped me to gain the skills I needed to gain a career in the catering industry.

I also enjoyed being able to eat what I had made!”

Tamara is now a full-time commis chef at Raithwaite Hall Whitby

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.