Post-16 Learning in Sunderland

6th September 2019 by Richard Allnutt

To make things easy for you CareerWave has provided a handy list of post-16 providers in your local area. We have split these providers into three main groups; Sixth Forms, Colleges of Further Education and Training Providers.

Each has a main focus- Sixth Forms largely do academic subjects. Colleges have a long history of teaching technical courses. Training Providers work with employers to provide Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Employability/Personal Development learning.

However there is also a lot of crossover- Sixth Forms usually offer a selection of Level 3 technical courses. Colleges sometimes have their own Sixth Form and always offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Training Providers often offer the same full-time technical courses found in Colleges, notably in construction trades, motor vehicle repair and engineering.

So, below is your list to get you started, although you may also want to take note of the lists for neighbouring areas. For example, we know that lots of students in Sunderland access post-16 learning in Newcastle, Gateshead and South Tyneside. Furthermore, please be aware that Training Providers are more difficult to keep a track of and many operate nationally and regionally. We have listed some notable ones, but our strong advice is to use the Find an Apprenticeship website to search for vacancies and identify Training Providers to contact.

Sixth Form

St. Robert of Newminster Sixth Form (part of St. Robert of Newminster school)

St. Anthony’s and St. Aidan’s Catholic Sixth Form (this is the joint sixth form of St. Anthony’s and St Aidan’s Catholic Academies)

The Sixth Form at Southmoor (part of Southmoor school)

Sunderland Sixth Form (this is what some people refer to as Bede Sixth Form as it was in recent past. It is part of Sunderland College)

Popular Sixth Forms in other areas (please check the relevant article for a full list of opportunities outside Sunderland)

ED6, Peterlee

Harton Sixth Form, South Shields

Newcastle Sixth Form College

St. Wilfrid’s Sixth Form, South Shields

College of Further Education

Sunderland College – City Centre Campus (Park Lane Bus/Metro Station) and Bede Campus (also location of Sunderland Sixth Form)

Popular Colleges in other areas (please check the relevant article for a full list of opportunities outside Sunderland)

Askham Bryan College (Veterinary Nursing qualifications delivered in a centre at Team Valley, Gateshead)

East Durham College (Houghall, a land-based specialist campus in Durham City, is part of East Durham College)

Gateshead College

Newcastle College

South Tyneside College

Training Providers

Baltic Training (Digital, I.T.)

BL Hairdressing (Hair and Beauty)

Chameleon Training (Motor Vehicle)

Code (IT and Digital)

ITEC North East

Key Training (Business Admin, Retail, Sales)

Lead Education (Sport, Outdoor Education)

Learning Curve Group (Construction, Health & Social Care)

Milltech Training (Business Admin, Motor Vehicle)

MTC Training (IT and Digital, Business. HR)

NA College (Advanced Automotive Manufacturing)

Northern Skills Group

Prince’s Trust

Resources North East (Construction)

Sunderland Engineering Training Association (Engineering)

Sunderland Training and Education Farm (Animal Care)

Springboard North East