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Support with your Studies



Our Learning Resource Centres have all the tools and resources you will need to reinforce, enrich and develop your knowledge and skills.

Our well qualified, experienced and friendly staff are on hand to help you, facilitating access to a growing catalogue of print, audiovisual and electronic resources that support the college’s study programmes. The resources have been specially selected by tutors and library staff to help you succeed in your studies.

Learning Resource Centre staff provide an innovative, responsive service supporting the learning, teaching and research needs of students in a welcoming learning environment that is all-inclusive.

In addition to resources and advice, they can support with:

  • Tailored LRC inductions
  • Study skills support
  • Assignment support
  • Maths and english support to GCSE level
  • Revision and exam preparation

Tutorials and Support

When you enrol onto a full-time study programme at The Sheffield College, you will be assigned a dedicated support person, who will be your Personal Tutor, and who will be on hand to support you academically, intellectually and with anything related to your well-being.

Along with all of the staff you work with, your Personal Tutor, or Tutorial Mentor, will also be available to support you in achieving the college’s standard of ABC:

  • A: Attendance and punctuality
  • B: Behaviour
  • C: Completion of all work

You’ll be given both one-to-one and group tutorials with your Personal Tutor, which will be beneficial to you in a number of ways.

One-to-one tutorials

  • Set targets and review them to help you achieve your potential
  • Challenge yourself to make further improvements
  • Help improve your ABC
  • Increase your confidence, your ownership of actions, and your ability to take responsibility and be independent

Group tutorials

  • Develop your wider personal development and employability skills
  • Learn more about and practice employment searches, UCAS, presentation and interview skills, CV writing, skill portfolio building, emotional well-being

If you require further support, you’ll be allocated a Student Mentor, who will be responsible for:

  • Removing barriers to your learning and attendance
  • Leading positive engagement plans
  • Supporting the improvement of emotional well-being

Getting You Ready For Work

The Sheffield College’s unique Ahead programmes aim to enhance all students’ employability skills and support them to go further in their careers. Our Employer Skills Academies involve work-related activities and the development of skills for the workplace, making them a valuable part of every student’s career pathway.


Maths and English

Many employers and higher-level study programmes require a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths, and that’s why we do our best to ensure our students obtain these grades whilst they study with us.

As well as enthusiastic and passionate tutors, and individualised target setting and feedback, you’ll also receive:

  • Catch-up sessions run by English and maths specialists
  • Masterclasses on key areas of the syllabus
  • Access to Google Classrooms and other high-quality online resources
  • Revision sessions during term time and during the holidays
  • One-to-one support