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School Leavers Invited to Sheffield College Open Days

Updated: 18/11/2016

School leavers and their parents are invited to The Sheffield College’s open days to find out more about full-time courses starting next year.

School Leavers Invited to Sheffield College Open Days

Pictured: Aviation students at The Sheffield College train in a replica aeroplane cabin.

The next open day takes place on Monday, November 21st from 4.00pm to 7.30pm at the College’s City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses.

Visitors will meet staff, tour the excellent facilities and find out about courses, careers, work experience opportunities, enrichment activities and additional support.

Heather Smith, Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “Coming to college is an exciting and life changing experience. Our students achieve more than qualifications. They also develop valuable work and life skills that help them go on to the next level course at college or university, apprenticeships or employment.”

Further open days are planned for January 24th, March 8th and May 11th 2017. To book your free place and download the course guide, visit http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/open-days or call 0114 2602600.

Around 4,000 students are set to complete work experience placements this year. The College is the first organisation in Sheffield to be awarded the highest level of accreditation for a new work experience programme for students.

The gold level Work Experience Quality Standard, from national charity Fair Train, provides external quality assurance for high quality work experience that develops learners’ employability skills.

The College offers academic and vocational courses including apprenticeships, vocational diplomas, A Levels, and foundation and honours degrees, and has recently invested in two multi-million pound buildings for engineering and the creative industries. All campuses have good public transport links.

Visitors will also find out more about The Sheffield College Guarantee for students aged 16 to 18 on full-time courses lasting more than six months. 

On successful completion of their course, the College is guaranteeing that students will have an apprenticeship or a job 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 Sheffield College is a further education college that provides full-time and part-time academic, vocational and professional courses to approximately 16,000 young people and adults every year. It has a £321 million economic impact on the city annually.