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Welcome to Chesterfield College

Welcome to the Chesterfield College full time study guide.

Provision to meet the needs and interests of learners is outstanding and the college's response to education and social inclusion is also outstanding.  Chesterfield College provides a very broad and diverse curriculum with clear progression routes from pre-entry level to higher education.

Achievement levels are rated high among 16-18 year olds and performance levels are above national average on many vocational courses, it makes sense to choose chesterfield college for your education and training.





About us

Chesterfield College is a highly successful and vibrant College based in North Derbyshire with excellent pass rates and high student success levels.

Our location is key to our success in attracting  students from north and south Derbyshire, Buxton, Derby and South Yorkshire and Sheffield. Our free College buses make Chesterfield College a highly accessible and affordable choice for over 8,000 full, part time or HE students every year.

We have over 700 courses to choose from catering for a wide range of learners including foundation courses, A Levels, Apprenticeships, vocational (work related) and professional qualifications, diplomas and degrees. Many of our students go onto to University, further study or straight in to work

At the core of what we do is making our students as employable as possible, providing them with life and work skills to get into work and achieve life fulfilment hence our mission statement. Equipping you with the skills and knowledge for progression and employment.

Facilities available

Places to eat, exercise and treat yourself

So you’re enjoying your new course and have signed up to the teams you want to play for, but what do you
do day-to-day to eat and relax?

We’ve got everything you need to socialise and refuel. Our Costa Coffee offers comfortable seating for you to enjoy that all-important skinny decaf latte whilst our Refectory offers the choice of hot and cold meals including salad bar and daily specials. A takeaway service and fine dining option is also available at ‘Taste’, our very own restaurant that holds theme nights and entertainment throughout the year.

If you still have energy to burn then you can take a trip to ‘Active’ our fitness suite which offers gym access and classes such as Zumba from as little as £1.50 per session. You can even squeeze a haircut or beauty treatment into your working day by booking into our salon, ‘Looks’.

Additional support

You may need support for a number of different reasons, ranging from special learning needs, to key skills support, to physical disabilities. You are eligible for support from your first contact with the College, at the application stage, right through to the end your course. 

Hearing impairment support

A wide range of support is available for students with hearing impairment. Individual needs are assessed at the beginning of your course, which means a package of support can be put together to enable you to follow your chosen programme. Resources on offer include note takers, lip speakers, sign language communicators, staff training regarding hearing loss, technical tutorials (subject lecturers are employed to give additional support), loan of radio hearing aids and vibrating pager fire alarms. A voice and Minicom telephone enquiry line is available for hearing impaired students, telephone 01246 500561 or 01246 500535.

Additional learning support

This is available in a number of different forms and can be provided as part of the regular programme of study, during assessments, examinations and also for interviews, advice and guidance sessions. At application, interview or the beginning of your course you should indicate your needs so that you can be supported throughout your time at College. Services offered include Learning Support Assistants, specialist tutors and support staff, extra one-to-one tutorial time, note takers, brailed literature, enlarged print, CCTV's, audio tapes, assistance with personal care, technical support, pastoral support and exam concessions*.

* Examination Board Regulations may affect the provision.

Students with learning difficulties and /or disabilities

Individual programmes have been developed to meet the needs of students who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. These programmes combine different modules which enable students to access tailor-made courses to suit their needs. Timetables are flexible; both full-time and part-time attendance is available and. where possible, students will be involved with mainstream programmes of study. There is the opportunity to gain OCN credits where applicable.

Learner success

When you choose to study with us we support you through every stage of your journey. After you've completed your level of study you may choose to progress on to the next level of study and we make that process as easy as possible.

Our impartial Student Services Team will help you make the right choice for you and can be found at the Main Reception and also behind the lifts on the ground floor of South Block. All you need to do is make a Guidance appointment at main reception.

So what do these appointments offer you? They can be used to work out:

  • What your career path is if you're unsure
  • Course changes if you think you have chosen the wrong course
  • Support in your progression when you have completed the course/level of study
  • If you need help with job searching, interviews or CV

Group work is also provided on a range of career and employability topics. These take place during your tutorial sessions. These can cover:

  • University Student Accommodation
  • University Interviews
  • Careers Research
  • Voluntary Work
  • Job Interview Techniques
  • Social Media
  • Job Search
  • CV, Covering Letters, Application Forms
  • UCAS & Personal Statements
  • Student Finance
  • Self Awareness & Transferable Skills
  • Student Life
  • Progression - What Next?

The team can also provide support with job applications, CV building, interview techniques, UCAS applications and student finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2015

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