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Welcome to Sunderland College


Sunderland College is a world class provider of education, with five campuses located across the city. We offer one of the region’s largest range of school leaver, adult and higher education courses as well as courses for international students.
The quality of our education and the support we provide to our students is paramount to us.  We pride ourselves on this and our success speaks for its self:
 
•We have been top of the A-level league tables in Sunderland since 2008
•We have held a 99% pass rate for the past four years and in 2011 846 of our students went on to universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
•15 of our 16 BTEC vocational courses have a 100% pass rate
•We have been voted number one for student satisfaction in the North East for the past three years
•We are one of the largest trainers and suppliers of apprentices in the region
•We have been awarded the National Quality Mark for Advice and Guidance three times in a row
If you would like to know more about Sunderland College and our aims as a provider of quality education please download the Sunderland College Educational Character.

About us

Our core values are:

  • Inspiring

To motivate, encourage and support everyone to realise their potential and achieve their goals.

  • Integrity

To be trustworthy showing respect and acting with fairness, in the best interests of all.

  • Adaptability

To be flexible, responsive and embrace opportunities to meet the ever changing needs and demands of all.

  • Innovative

To be at the forefront of innovation in everything we do, to challenge and continuously find ways to improve.

  • Professional

To act with professionalism at all times and consistently deliver high quality education.

Facilities available

At Sunderland College we’ve installed the latest technologies in our classrooms, studios and workshops to make sure you learn in modern, reliable facilities designed to help you reach your full potential.

Our brand new £22 million Performing Arts and Sports Academy buildings at our Bede Campus opened in September 2014 and have also conducted a £3 million IT infrastructure upgrade to ensure students and staff have access to the latest technology where ever they may be.

Here is just a selection of the facilities available across our five campuses available to our students:

  • Goals Soccer Centre with 10 floodlit all weather pitches
  • Modern purpose built science labs
  • Aeroplane fuselage for Travel and Tourism students
  • Technogym
  • Citysun Travel – fully functioning travel agency
  • Visage – Two working hair and beauty salons
  • The Lounge – a fully functioning training restaurant
  • Photography studio with darkroom and digital print facilities
  • Award winning Renewable Energy Centre
  • Mac equipped graphic design studio
  • Hire our sport and VPA facilities

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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Key information

Venues

  • A: City of Sunderland College
  • B: City Campus
    • Address:
    • City Campus
    • Park Lane
    • Sunderland
    • SR1 3NX
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01915116000
    • Website:
    • http://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-centres/city-campus/
    • Email address:
    • info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Our brand new 135,000 square feet City Campus opens in September 2016. A massive city centre landmark opposite Park lane Interchange and Metro Station, our City Campus is easily accessible from around the region. Housing our training restaurant, bakery, travel agency, spa and salons, CAD and CNC engineering workshops, motor vehicle and construction trades workshops as well as the very latest teaching and learning facilities, it promises to be a great place to study.

      Our courses currently at our Hylton Campus will move to City Campus in September 2016.

  • C: Bede Campus
    • Address:
    • Bede Campus
    • Durham Road
    • Sunderland
    • SR3 4AH
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01915116000
    • Website:
    • http://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-centres/bede-campus/
    • Email address:
    • info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Bede Campus is located just outside Sunderland city centre on Durham Road.

      It provides an excellent learning environment for academic and vocational courses including new state of the art science labs and a dedicated learning resource centre with internet café, helping ensure the quality of our education is matched by our facilities.

      As the dedicated campus for our sports provision the Sports Academy building spans some 30,000 sq.ft and features a includes a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and fully equipped gym with TechnoGym cardiovascular machines. The campus also features the multi million pound Goals Soccer Centrecomprising of 10 floodlit all weather synthetic pitches. These facilities are used extensively for lessons and are also available free of charge for any of our students.

      Spanning 50,000 square feet, the Visual and Performing Arts building features a theatre; film screening room; media/TV, drama, dance, art, and fashion and clothing studio; two industry standard recording studios; a music technology suite; photography studio; dark room and film processing facilities. Take a look at the Visual and Performing Arts tumblr pageto see some of our students and tutors work.

      Bede Campus also features three on-site cafe including the brand new refectory and a Starbucks in the new Visual and Performing Arts building for all students.

  • D: St Peter's Campus
    • Address:
    • St Peter's Campus
    • Charles Street
    • Sunderland
    • SR6 0AN
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01915116000
    • Website:
    • http://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-centres/st-peters-campus/
    • Email address:
    • info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • St Peter’s Campus is our most recent development situated on the banks of the River Wear near the University of Sunderland’s main St Peter’s campus. It provides advanced facilities and resources for our 16 to 19 year old academic and vocational students.

      Designed to improve the learning experience it features fully equipped modern classrooms, a river side refectory and patio, open access IT areas, a large open plan Learning Centre and purpose built science laboratories.

  • E: Washington Campus
    • Address:
    • Washington Campus
    • Stone Cellar Road
    • Washington
    • NE37 2NH
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01915116000
    • Website:
    • http://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-centres/washington-campus/
    • Email address:
    • info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Washington Campus an award winning campus that is home to Washington Sixth Form and our higher education provision. Located between Gateshead and Washington it was built on the site of the former Usworth School. It was developed to cater for up to 850 people from in or around the Washington area.

      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.

  • F: Hylton Campus
    • Address:
    • Hylton Campus
    • North Hylton Road
    • Sunderland
    • SR5 5DB
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01915116000
    • Website:
    • http://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-centres/hylton-campus/
    • Email address:
    • info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Hylton Campus is the main home for our vocational courses situated on the North side of the River Wear. It offers our students valuable real life learning facilities for a range of industries including construction, green technology, hospitality and catering, hair and beauty, travel and tourism and motor vehicle. The centre features The Lounge Bistro and Bar, one of the UK’s top training restaurants, as well as Visage – a fully working hair and beauty salon and purpose built construction facilities. It’s also the focus of our low carbon initiatives with a motor vehicle department and award winning Renewable Energy Centre that are at the forefront of low carbon and environmentally friendly industry training.

      Our Travel and Tourism Academy is also based at Hylton Campus featuring a training aeroplane fuselage and Citysun Travel, our travel agency giving students work place experience during their studies.