Top tip: Note the advantages of each type of study, the entry requirements, and work out which suits you and your ambitions best. Don’t worry if you’re still unsure, we can help with careers advice to clear things up.
If you currently have no formal qualifications this may be your best option. Entry Level study programmes offer a basic understanding of a subject area, help to enhance your career prospects, and improve your English and maths skills.
No formal qualifications but you will be invited for an interview/ assessment.
Level 1 study programmes are practical and prepare you with skills for a specific career. You will gain a wealth of background knowledge in your chosen subject. There will be the chance to improve your English, maths and ICT skills.
4 GCSEs at grade 2, including English Language.
Level 2 study programmes equip you with the skills you need for a specific career. You will start to specialise in the areas you find the most interesting, but lessons are still broad enough to give you a wide range of progression opportunities if you’re not sure what you’d like to do in the future.
4 GCSEs at grade 3, including English Language. Some study programmes with high practical content will require you to start at Level 1 as you will need to build skills in these areas.
4 GCSEs of a minimum grade 3, including a minimum grade 3 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths*
4 GCSEs of a minimum grade 4, including a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths*
Click below to view all the subjects that you can study at The Sheffield College
If you are currently in Year 11 and at school in Sheffield, Rotherham or Barnsley, please apply online through Sheffield Progress. Your school will support you through this process.
If you are applying from outside of Sheffield, you can apply directly by clicking 'Apply Now' on the page of your chosen study programme or A Levels.