City of Sunderland College

Delivering essential skills in maths and English to the community


Since 2004, the College has enjoyed huge success in bringing essential maths and English skills to adult learners in the City of Sunderland. A flexible course design, robust recording and follow-up, online testing and imaginative marketing and delivery has seen ‘Test the City’ attract almost 11,000 enrolments in maths or English, with a success rate of 96% – well above the national average. Its approach has now been replicated in more than 100 institutions across the UK.