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The college – which has four campuses across the city and last week announced A Level results had reached a 99 per cent pass rate for the eighth year running – is reminding students that they can apply to study for a HND or HNC qualification with them through clearing.

Unlike university degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are vocationally-focused.  They are two-year qualifications and can also be used as a great stepping stone up to a higher qualification, as they can be converted into a full bachelor’s degree by ‘topping up’ with an extra year of study at university.

Ellen Thinnesen, principal and chief executive at Sunderland College, said: “The college enjoyed a tremendous week, last week achieving a 99 per cent pass rate for the eighth year running. As one of the largest sixth form centres in Sunderland we are delighted with another fantastic set of results for our students. 

“However, there will be many students throughout the region that unfortunately didn’t receive the grades they were hoping for, and for those, it is important they remember that they still have the opportunities and capabilities to realise their potential.

“Many people think university is the only route to a degree, but we offer a number of vocational courses for students wishing to gain a higher qualification, leading onto a thriving career.”

Sunderland College was recently officially rated as ‘Good’ with many strong features by Ofsted, and the staff were commended by inspectors for sharing ‘their love of, and enthusiasm for, their subjects to lead lively and interesting sessions’.

The college offers a wide selection of HND and HNC courses on offer – from HND Art and Design; Business (Management) and Manufacturing Engineering; to HNCs in Computing and Systems Development; Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In addition, the college delivers a range of Foundation Degree courses in partnership with the University of Sunderland

Students wishing to apply to Sunderland College’s vocational courses through clearing, can apply via UCAS for full time undergraduate HND courses and Foundation Degree courses or apply directly to the admissions team for part time undergraduate HNC courses.

For more information about Sunderland College, visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or follow @SunderlandCol on Twitter. 

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