About EPNE

Education Partnership North East (EPNE) is a dynamic partnership between Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College.

It is one of the largest college groups in the country with campuses across the North East region from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Tees Valley. It has a combined student community of over 21,500.

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Leading the way

The college group is a leading education provider with a vision of excellence and a reputation for success. It delivers high-quality professional, academic and technical education and training including further education, adult education, apprenticeship provision, higher education and specialist provision for students with special education needs and disabilities.

Excellence at the heart of everything we do

To realise our vision we will excel in our pursuit of excellence to enable us to grow our student population and the College’s performance by uniting our people and culture and strengthening our reputation locally, regionally and nationally.

Purposefully bold and challenging, we aspire to be:

  • In the top 10 Colleges nationally for
    student achievement
  • In the top 25 Colleges nationally for financial health.

Our passion is our strength, we have demonstrated this continuously and this is why we will pursue our vision with enthusiasm and determination.

Our people

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