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The Sheffield College

About Us

About The Sheffield College

About The Sheffield College

We provide high quality academic and vocational training to enhance your qualifications, skills and employability.

About The Sheffield College

About The Sheffield College

 

About Us

The Sheffield College is a general further education college.

Our mission is to transform your life through learning.

Our vision for 2021 is to become a consistently great college that puts our students at the heart of everything we do.

Our students get the qualifications and skills they need to go further in employment, careers, Apprenticeships, further training and university level courses.

 

Key Facts and Figures

Our students get the qualifications and skills they need to go further in employment, careers, Apprenticeships, further training and university level courses.

Students, campuses and qualifications

  • More than 16,000 students and Apprentices studied with the college during 2018/19 - of those learners, 2,800 were Apprentices
  • There were more than 5,000 full-time 16-18-year-old students and over 9,000 adults studying at the college during 2018/19
  • Of the 2,800 Apprentices, more than 1,000 were aged 16-18 and over 1,500 were adults – with many Apprentices progressing in year
  • The number of degree level students during 2018/19 was 483 comprising 439 full-time and 44 part-time learners
  • The total number of access to university level students during 2018/19 was 485
  • The Sheffield College has four main campuses: City, Hillsborough, Olive Grove and Peaks and also runs classes at Fir Vale and Eyre Street centres
  • More than 700 qualifications are offered by the college
  • They include 139 Apprenticeship programmes, vocational diplomas, A Levels, access to higher education courses, and university level courses such as foundation and honours degrees

Staff

  • The college employs approximately 1,500 staff

Employers

  • The college works with approximately 2,150 employers
  • Of those, 850 employers are involved in Apprenticeship programmes and 1,300 provide work experience and related opportunities

Economic impact

  • The total economic impact of the college was £282.5 million according to new research completed by EMSI in 2019 (based on data from 2017/18)
  • Of that sum, £239.7 million is the amount that former college students contributed to the Sheffield City Region - equivalent to supporting 10,700 average wage jobs
  • On average, students who achieve a Level 3 qualification will earn £6,888 a year more than someone with no formal qualifications in Sheffield City Region. This equates to approximately £261,000 in higher earnings over a working lifetime
  • For every £1 that learners invest in their education at the college (in the form of out-of-pocket expenses and forgone time and money) they receive £5.20 in higher future earnings
  • For every £1 that learners forgo whilst undertaking an Apprenticeship, they receive £6.20 in higher future wages
  • In 2017/18, former college Apprentices employed in the Sheffield City Region workforce contributed £9.2 million in added income
  • Employers will receive £1.30 in return for every £1 invested in the college’s Apprentices, as those Apprentices become more competent, skilled and productive
  • For every £1 of public money invested in The Sheffield College, taxpayers will gain £2.20 over the course of the learners’ working lives in added taxes and public sector savings
Source: EMSI Economic Impact Study 2019