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Welcome to The CDC

At CDC the classrooms are equipped with desktop computers for each learner and have interactive whiteboards.

Within the building there are learning information posters relating to the subjects taught and the key areas of Equality and Diversity, E Safety, healthy living and Safeguarding and Prevent.

Learners benefit from a conference area with for presentations, award ceremonies etc, based at Manor Lane, 1 mile from the city centre, a 15 minute walk from the train station and serviced every 5 minutes by a tram stop. The Centre has 3 classrooms for delivery of various apprenticeships within specific sectors alongside 5 specialist construction workshops, 1 each for Maintenance, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Roofing and Bricklaying.

The workshops are equipped to standards as set out by our awarding body for these qualifications, Construction Industry Training Board, comprising generously sized bays with the tools and machinery required to keep learners up to date with the latest industry standard equipment and techniques. Our June 2017 OFSTED inspection stated “Apprentices benefit from good off-the-job training. For example, carpentry apprentices attend the very well-equipped construction training centre one day a week and receive detailed demonstrations on relevant technical work skills, such as measuring, marking and cutting joints.


The following apprenticeships are available through Sheffield City Council:

  • Adult care

  • Bench Joinery

  • Bricklaying

  • Business admin

  • Chef de partie

  • Children and young people workforce

  • Cleaning and Environmental

  • Comms Chef

  • Customer Service

  • Early years workforce

  • Hospitality team member

  • IT Professional

  • IT User

  • Lead adult care worker

  • Multi trade

  • Operations departmental manager

  • Painting and decorating

  • Roofing slating and Tiling diploma

  • Shop fitting

  • Site Joinery

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Team leader Supervisor


We also offer Study Programmes for 16-18 year olds and a range of adult qualifications including Diplomas and Apprenticeships.

As we are the council we have excellent links and relationships with local employers to support you in finding the right apprenticeship.


Please note some course information is subject to change and further information can be obtained by contacting our centre on 0114 403 1007.


About us

CDC opened in 2005 and specialises in providing quality training aimed at people wishing to enter or enhance their skills in the construction and Services industry.

Ofsted visited the Centre in June 2017 and awarded 'Sheffield Lifelong Learning and Communities' under the new inspection framework a "Good" grade.

Comments from Ofsted's Report about 'Lifelong Learning and Communities':

•Learners on the 16-19 Study Programme and on the Apprenticeship programme are making good progress in developing the skills that they need for work

•On non-accredited courses, learners successfully improve their personal and social skills and achieve their learning goals

•Learners successfully develop their functional skills and gain qualifications in English and Maths

•Tutors challenge and inspire learners by providing good support to ensure that their individual needs are met

•Learners benefit from a wide range of high quality resources at the provider's main centres

•Tutors and Assessors successfully promote Equality and Diversity to provide an inclusive learning environment

•Partnership working is very good and enables the service to respond successfully to each learner's needs within the local community

•Self -assessment is very thorough and accurately identifies key areas for improvement


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2018
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