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Adult Learner Progression Scheme

If you are already on the route to higher education and studying any Access to Higher Education course or a vocational Level 3 course such as a CACHE or BTEC course, then our Progression Scheme can set you up with the tools and knowledge to make the step to university easier. We’re here to support you through the UCAS application journey.




  • 16 tariff points to complement your offer for eligible University of Sunderland undergraduate courses*
  • Meet people from across the North East also interested in studying at the University of Sunderland
  • Develop essential skills to use in your degree
  • Get a taste of university life
  • See where you could be studying – facilities, social spaces, where you can eat, the library and much more
  • Subject specific workshops
  • Dedicated staff contact throughout
  • Tailored information, advice and guidance (IAG)

* To be eligible for the tariff point reduction and guaranteed conditional offer students must successfully complete the scheme and make us their firm choice before the UCAS deadline of that academic year. The point reduction cannot be deferred – it must be used within the same academic year.  

Key selling points

  • No entry requirements or assessment required
  • Flexible programme of events suit your needs

How to get involved

Please email us at progression.schemes@sunderland.ac.uk

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