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Welcome

Deciding what to do after leaving leaving school is a big step. The Sheffield College is here to help you make the right choice.

We offer a great range of academic and vocational courses that equip our students for their future. They develop the skills they will need for work and life, and benefit from high quality careers information, advice and guidance.

The College is proud of its talented staff and multi-million pound facilities at four fantastic campuses across the city, that are easily accessible by public transport.

Students who successfully complete their full-time courses with us progress on to Apprenticeships, further training, employment and university.

They love the diverse and friendly atmosphere of our college, making new friends and the chance to join clubs, sports teams and our dynamic Students’ Union.

 

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

The Sheffield College

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Join us

At The Sheffield College you have an unrivalled choice of hands-on, vocational courses and A Levels. Alternatively, you may prefer to earn and learn with an Apprenticeship. We offer exactly the right option for you, not only in the first instance but also as you grow and develop.

Importantly, our courses will give you industry knowledge that’ll make you stand out when you go for an interview. Study programmes include masterclasses by professionals, visits to the workplace, opportunities for work experience and mentoring, work on projects set by employers and opportunities to exhibit work and make presentations.

All of this from within a college that sits at the heart of a vibrant city alongside two of the UK’s largest universities. With over 50,000 students in Sheffield, student life is rich and varied. At college, you’ll be able to join sports teams, societies and clubs, enjoy days out and trips away, and take advantage of our fantastic fitness, beauty and catering facilities.

 

Facilities available

The Sheffield College City Campus is a great place to be, perfectly located a 10 minute walk from the city centre and just 5 minutes from the train station.

Facilities here include: the refectory (with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city) where you can get a bite to eat, animal care salons, aeroplane cabin for our aviation students, catering kitchens, hair and beauty salons, science labs, dental labs, sports hall, high-tech childcare teaching facilities, construction workshops, libraries, computer suites and a children’s nursery which is available to students. Many students study catering at City so there’s always something tasty on the menu from Grab n Go (our healthy takeaway), our student run restaurant The Silver Plate, or perhaps something from the bakery. You’ll find our business students running regular enterprise markets over lunchtime too – there’s always an offer to be had!

 

Our Hillsborough Campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with art and design, photography, fashion and music all based at the campus, alongside more traditional courses such as A Levels and our sport and public services offer.

The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check them out for yourself at one of our Open Days, you’ll find the dates on page 60). With Mac suites, sprung dance studios, performance theatres and photography suites to recording studios, music suites and a TV studio, it really is a creative hub.

Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on stage or in front of the camera though. It has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, and a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall, which is available for use by all, not just those studying sport.

If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough Campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery on-site.

 

Olive Grove is The Sheffield College’s home of engineering, motor vehicle, gas fitting and plumbing, and is just a five minute walk down the road from our City Campus.

After a recent major investment at Olive Grove, we have provided students with state-of-the-art workshops which include the exact same machinery as out in industry, the latest CAD software, new classrooms and a Learning Resource Centre to keep us at the cutting edge of the changes in manufacture, electrical and electronic engineering.

Olive Grove also has a dedicated motor vehicle workshop equipped with a tyre fitting machine, wheel balancing machines and car ramps as well as a workshop for body repair and refinishing

 

The Sheffield College Peaks Campus in the south-east of the city has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with The Loft canteen and social area, and The Attic providing a vast learning space and climbing wall.

Peaks Campus has excellent transport links with a tram stop right outside the campus with regular trams to and from the city centre. Peaks offers vocational courses and has a small and friendly campus atmosphere.

 

The Silver Plate Restaurant Nestled within our City Campus overlooking the Sheffield skyline, The Sheffield College has a little culinary secret we would like to share with you – The Silver Plate Restaurant.

Serving exquisite, varied, and locally sourced food throughout the week, the award winning Silver Plate Restaurant allows students to showcase their talent as we host tasting menus, lunch and evening meals, and our sought after themed nights to the public.

 

Revive Hair and Beauty Salon

Whether you’re a budding hair stylist, beauty therapist, beautician or make-up artist, hair and beauty courses at The Sheffield College give you the opportunity to learn your trade in our real life hair and beauty salon, Revive.

 

Learning Resource Centres

At all of our four main campuses you’ll find a Learning Resource Centre or LRC as they’re more commonly known amongst students.

The Learning Resource Centres offer a wide variety of print and electronic resources to support your learning here at The Sheffield College. We have an ever growing collection of books, journals, newspapers, videos, CDs, DVDs and access to a wide range of electronic resources through our online Discovery Service.

 

Clubs, trips and societies

There’s a club and society for almost everything, from Chess through to our Media Society – more than enough to keep you occupied. Remember, if we don’t have what you’re looking for we’ll help you to set up your own! Here’s a list of a few below:

— Arts Club — Badminton — Chess — Dance Club — Enterprise — Fitness Classes — Football — LGBTQ — Media Society — Netball Rugby — Running — South Yorkshire College Games — Students’ Union — Table Tennis — Tennis — Volleyball Classes — Volunteering

 

 

 

 

Additional support

 

Student support

How can our Student Support Team make your time at college even easier and more enjoyable?

We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible. We don’t think you should have to worry about too much other than concentrating on having a great time and doing well on your course. That’s why we have a fantastic Student Support Team who are always on hand to help you with any questions, concerns or problems that you might face whilst at college.

Our Student Support Team will help you with just about anything from supporting you with issues of a personal nature, your travel to and from college, and even running through the financial support available to you.

We know how decisions you make now can help shape your future career or path to university. That’s why we have expert staff on hand to help you plan your future. We can work with you individually talking you through your ideas and looking at the options open to you. You will also be able to access advice through in–class sessions or at careers fairs and events we hold regularly. For example, we can support you through the UCAS process via a tutor group session or keep you up-to-speed with new opportunities and pathways in the ever-changing job market.

If you feel you need help with your studies including in-class support, support with exams or a learning disability, we can help.

If you’ve got any problems whilst at the college, no matter how small, come and have a chat with our Student Support Team and we’ll do everything we possibly can to make your life that little bit easier!

 

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire. You can apply for a student pass at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/studentpasses or purchase a value pass from us at reception, including a college specific product for all ages.

Learner Support Fund If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of: — Travel — Books and materials — Uniform and equipment — Essential course trips — NUS extra — DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB) — UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Childcare If childcare is affecting your opportunity for further study and you are 19 or under, you may be able to get extra help with it via the Care to Learn Scheme. Go to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn for more information. If you are aged 20+, you can apply for the 20+ childcare fund from the Financial Support Team.

 

 

 

 

Learner success

Students Celebrate Strong A Level Success

Sheffield College students have maintained a strong pass rate in their A Level results this year.

The pass rate for A Levels (A2) for 16 to 18-year-olds is 94%, the results show a significant increae by 7% in the top grades. This year, 25% of students ages 16-18 achieved grades A*, A and B in their A2 Levels compared to 18% last year.

Heather Smith, Principal said: "I'd like to congratulate our students on achieving a strong set of results and wish them all the very best for their future. I'd also like to thank our dedicated staff for their hard work and support."

Ten subjects have a 100% pass rate. They are accounting, art and design, fine art, further maths, drama and theatre studies, physical education, geography, graphic communication, history and photography.


Your Future - Guaranteed

The Sheffield College Guarnatee is a new pledge being introduced from the next academic year starting in September 2015/16. It applies to new students, aged 16-18 enrolling on full-time courses, lasting at lest six months, in September 2015.

The College is guaranteeing that it will provide those students with an apprenticeship or a jobs offer or an offer of a place on a Higher Education course at the College or University or a progression route to one of them.

The appropriate attainment level in Maths and English may be rquired to qualify for some aspects of the guarantee. In return for the guarantee, students must successfully complete their course, achieve a 95% course attendance rate and attend all examinations, assessments and interviews arranged for them. Student behaviour must confirm to the College's code of conduct, exceptions will be made for circumstances beyond students' control.

Students with learning difficulties and disabilities are included in the Guarantee. Alternative options for those students will be offered, where appropriate, tailored to individual needs. They may include progression to develop further employability skills and move into independent living.

The College cannot guarantee that any offer will be fully funded.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Sheffield College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 26 April 2018
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Key information

Venues

  • A: City Campus
    • Address:
    • Granville Road
    • Sheffield
    • S2 2RL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01142602600
    • Website:
    • www.sheffcol.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@sheffcol.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Welcome to City Campus

       

      The Sheffield College City campus is a great place to be and perfectly located just a 10 minute walk from the city centre for your dinner time shop, and just 5 minutes from the train station.


      Our City campus boasts a sustainable, glass atrium that is 7 floors high and flooded with natural light. From lunch in The Refectory and with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city, the facilities include an aviation air cabin, catering kitchens, hair and beauty salons, science laboratories, dental technology laboratories, a sports hall, high tech childcare teaching facilities, construction workshops and a children’s nursery.


      Many students study catering at City so there’s always something tasty on the menu from ‘Grab n Go’, the student run restaurant The Silver Plate, or something to take away from the bakery.

      Address: City Campus, Granville Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2RL

      By Car

      From the M1, take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      Just before the McDonalds take a left onto Granville Road.

      The entrance to the college is approximately 150 metres up Granville Road, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Car parking facilities at City campus are limited to Blue Badge holders only – please see Disabled Go for more detailed access information.

      The nearest public parking is the Grosvenor Casino (pay and display) – just 5 a minute walk from the college. This can be accessed by continuing along the A61/Queen’s Road and taking the first left onto Duchess Road.

      Additional car parking can be found at Q-Park, Sheffield Train Station.

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only a 10 minute walk from City Campus, and provides excellent connections to nearby towns and further afield cities.

      Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information on train travel to Sheffield.

      By Tram

      The Sheffield College is so well serviced by trams we even have a stop named after us! The nearest tram stop to City campus is Granville Road/The Sheffield College.

      Trams heading towards Halfway (Blue Line) stop right outside the college, whilst those coming from the opposite direction (heading towards Malin Bridge) stop just across the road.

      The Supertram website has more detailed information about times and fares.

      By Bus

      Again, being so close to the city centre you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bus travel to college. The central bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk, and the 120 bus travelling to Crystal Peaks stops just two minutes away.

      You can check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables, fares and bus passes.

      If you are a student you may be entitled to cheap bus/tram travel within Sheffield. Check out our Travel page for further details. 

      By Scooter/Motorcycle/Bike

      City Campus had parking available for both scooters and motorcycles, as well as secure bike storage. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the cycle storage.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.

  • B: Hillsborough Campus
    • Address:
    • Livesey Street
    • Sheffield
    • S6 2ET
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01142602600
    • Website:
    • www.sheffcol.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@sheffcol.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Welcome to Hillsborough Campus

      Our Hillsborough campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, and Music all based at the campus alongside more traditional courses such as A-Levels and our strong Sports base.

      The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check out the tour!) from shiny Mac suites, which there are numerous, to sprung dance studios, a theatre and a TV studio.

      Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on the stage or in front of the camera, it also has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

      Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall which is available for use for all, not just those studying Sport.

      If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery onsite.

      Address

      Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway.

      Take a right onto Derek Dooley Way/A61 and follow the A61 for approximately 2 miles.

      When you reach a KFC restaurant on your left and Owlerton Stadium on your right, turn right onto Livesey Street. Hillsborough Campus is located approximately 300 metres down Livesey Street, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Unfortunately the only on-site parking available at Hillsborough is for Blue Badge holders (more access information can be found here), however there is pay and display on-street parking and car parks available nearby.

      By Train

      Once you arrive at the station your best bet is to hop on a tram – the train station even has its own tram stop. See the Tram section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Pick up a blue line tram heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at Hillsborough or Hillsborough Park – both of which are around 5 minutes away.

      You can use the Supertram website to plan your journey and get up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are a number of different buses that stop near Hillsborough Campus – too many to list here in fact!

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details.

      By Bike

      Hillsborough has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.

       

  • C: Peaks Campus
    • Address:
    • Waterthorpe Greenway
    • Mosborough
    • Sheffield
    • S20 8LY
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01142602600
    • Website:
    • www.sheffcol.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@sheffcol.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Welcome to Peaks Campus

      The Sheffield College Peaks campus in the south-east of the city has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with ‘The Loft’ canteen and social area, and ‘The Attic’ providing a vast learning space and climbing wall.

      Peaks has excellent transport links with a tram stop right outside the campus with regular trams to and from the city centre. Peaks offers vocational courses and academic qualifications.

      Address

      Peaks Campus, Waterthorpe Greenway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 8LY

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 31 and follow signs for A57.

      Follow the A57 for approximately 3.5 miles continue on to Moss Way.

      When you see the South Yorkshire Police building on your left, take the first exit on the roundabout.

      Peaks Campus is on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Parking is available for Blue Badge holders only (please see the Disabled Go website for more details).

      By Train

      Sheffield Train station is well served by a variety of rail routes, please check the National Rail Enquiries website for more details. Once you arrive, Peaks Campus is accessible by tram, which you can pick up from Sheffield Train Station. Please see the section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Peaks Campus’ nearest tram stop is Moss Way, on the Blue Line.

      The Supertram website has travel planner which you can use to plan your journey and find up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are plenty of buses that serve Peaks Campus – check out the Travel South Yorkshire website to find the best route from your location, as well and timetables and fares.

      By Bike

      Peaks Campus has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Access

      For accessibility information please visit the Disabled Go website

  • D: Olive Grove Campus
    • Address:
    • Olive Grove Road
    • Sheffield
    • S2 3GE
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 011426026000
    • Website:
    • www.sheffcol.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@sheffcol.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Welcome to Olive Grove

       

      Olive Grove is The Sheffield College’s home of Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Gas Fitting and Plumbing, just a five minute walk down the road from our City Campus.

      After a recent major investment at Olive Grove, we have provided students with state-of-the-art workshops which include the exact same machinery as out in industry, the latest CAD software, new classrooms and a Learning Resource Centre to keep us at the cutting edge of the changes in Manufacture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

      Olive Grove also has a dedicated motor vehicle workshop with tyre fitting machine, wheel balancing machines and car ramps as well as a workshop for body repair and refinishing.

      Address

      Olive Grove, 2 Olive Grove Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3GE

      By Car

      From the M1 use Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      After the traffic lights turn left on to Farm Road, keeping the McDonalds on your left.

      Carry straight on to East Bank Road for approximately 300 metres (passing a petrol station on your right).

      Olive Grove is on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Parking at Olive Grove is limited to those with Blue Badges, however the Grosvenor Casino (Duchess Road) offers pay-and-display public parking and is only a 5 minute walk from the campus. 

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only 15 minutes from Olive Grove on foot.

      You can find more information about timetables and fares to Sheffield Train Station on the National Rail Enquiries website.

      By Tram

      Olive Grove is served by two nearby tram stops – Granville Road/Sheffield College and Park Grange Croft (both stops are on the Blue and Purple lines).

      You can find more information about timetables and fares on the Supertram website.

      By Bus

      The central bus terminal is approximately 15 minutes walk from Olive Grove Campus, and there are several other bus stops close by.

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details, including timetables and fare prices.

      By Bike

      Olive Grove has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.

  • E: Firvale Campus
    • Address:
    • Earl Marshall Road
    • Sheffield
    • S4 8LA
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01142602600
    • Website:
    • www.sheffcol.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@sheffcol.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Fir Vale

      Our Fir Vale campus is located to the north-east of Sheffield, near the Northern General Hospital.

      The centre is a specialist campus for English and Maths courses, as well as specialising in ESOL delivery.

      Address

      The Sheffield College - Fir Vale Campus

      Earl Marshal Road

      Sheffield

      S4 8LA

      By Car

      Exit the M1 at Junction 34 and at the roundabout, take the exit marked A6109/Meadowhall/Sheffield Arena.

      Turn right at the Travelodge onto Barrow Road.

      Turn left onto B6082 and continue for approximately 1.3 miles. 

      Turn right onto A6102/Upwell Street and continue for approximately half a mile.

      At the roundabout/junction, take the first exit (left) onto Rushby Street, then turn right onto Earl Marshal Road.

      The destination will be on your right.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.