Yousif moved to the UK from Dubai four year ago. He started his studies here at the college with a BTEC level 2 in IT and then progressed onto Level 3 with us. He achieved great results in both courses, whilst running a small business with his Dad.

He said:
‘It was great to finally find out my results and that the hard work had paid off. They were as I has hoped however I am still delighted.

I have really enjoyed my time with Sunderland College. The university style learning was great for me, being trusted to use your own initiative makes a great difference in developing your attitude toward learning and it really prepared me well for the next step in my Education.

After completing his BTEC course and gaining his GCSE in Maths and English, Yousif moved onto pastures new. He is now studying a BA (Hon) in Computer Science and hopes to start his own business in Software Engineering someday.

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.