Online Learning and Support Links for Young People and Adults

Online Learning

During this time when we are all staying at home, you can still learn some new skills and gain qualifications by studying online. We have included some links to organisations below who are offering online learning courses for young people and adults. Click on the links below to find out more.


Foundation of Light

New E-Learning Courses for Over 19s and Families.

Ixion Training

Traineeships opportunities are available in various vocational areas with Ixion.

Find out more at:  

Call 01245 505642 or email 


Construction pre-employability training courses – Remote Delivery to support learners during Coronavirus Outbreak.

Follow to the link to complete an online referral at:

Phoenix Employment Training Academy Limited (PETAL)

Employability Study Programme - Build a CV, plan a route to gain employment, identify job suitability, job search and health and safety. or email:

Sunderland College

Employability Skills Award by distance learning.

For more information please email:

Media Savvy CIC

Live Stream Training on their YouTube Channel to reduce social isolation and to learn new skills.

Courses include Intro to Digital ImagingStaying ConnectedFit Body Fit Mind and more.

Find out what’s happening weekly via


Free online Maths and English Courses plus many others.

FutureLearn Schools

Free online learning resources for young people 13+

The Open University

Free Online learning courses at all levels

Department of Education - Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

University of Sunderland

Vision2Learn – Customer Service Level 2 Qualification

Penshaw View

Next Steps Course - Health and Wellbeing along with Employability skills.

To book your space contact Penshaw View Training on 0191 543 7177 or email

Princes trust

Our online course has the tools to help you get the job you want. From where to start your job search to how to feel confident in an interview, work through our videos, worksheets and quizzes at your own pace.


Virtual Open Day Events

You can also plan for your future career by finding out more about at courses that will be starting later on in the year. You can sign up to attend Virtual Open Days and Information and Advice Events at local colleges and training organisations to discover more about what is available. 

Sunderland College

Gateshead College

East Durham College

New College Durham

Springboard Northeast


Online Open Events and CV Writing/Interview Techniques Sessions

South Tyneside College


The Sunderland Education, Training & Employability Online Directory

An easy to use online resource bringing together local providers and organisations that offer a wide variety of education, training and employability courses to the people of Sunderland.  

The Sunderland Education, Training & Employability Online Directory will support those who are planning their career, wanting to gain new qualifications or improve their employability skills. 

You can search for information on exciting local courses which are displayed under vocational headings such as Motor Vehicle, Health & Adult Care and Retail & Warehousing, plus many more. Click on the provider to find out more about what they offer, who the courses are for, and how to get in touch.

To get started the online directory can be easily accessed by using the links below:

Families  -

SEND Local offer – 

Adults -


Additional Support for Young People

There are many organisations offering vital support on a range of issues to young people. Please see links below.

Care Leaver Covenant - Support for Care Leavers

Information and advice on Health and Well-being, Education, Employment & Volunteering Opportunities and Money Matters is available at: 

Princes Trust

Sunderland Youth Voice


Provides free, safe, online counselling and support for young people in Sunderland aged 11-18 years and to those who are leaving the care system up to 25

Samaritans or call free anytime, from any phone on 116123

Growing Health 0-19 Sunderland

Tel: 03000031552


Community Organisations

Pallion Action Group

Youth Almighty Project

Southwick neighbourhood Youth Project

Blue Watch

Pennywell Youth Project

Easington Lane Community Access Point

Sunderland North Community Business Centre


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