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The Sheffield College is a further and higher education college that provides academic, vocational and professional qualifications to approximately 13,000 young people and adults a year. Our mission is transforming lives through learning. 

The college, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’, provides high quality academic, technical and vocational training to enhance qualifications, skills and employability across the region, and operates from a number of campuses and sites across the city.

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Our mission is transforming lives through learning. Our vision for 2025 is to be leaders in technical and academic education, creating exceptional opportunities for the communities that we serve to realise their aspirations.

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, apprentices and qualifications

  • Altogether, around 13,000 students and apprentices studied at the college during the last academic year 2022/23.
  • Of those learners, 11,000 were students comprising 5,000 aged 16 to 18 and 6,000 adults.
  • Approximately, 1,890 apprentices trained with the college during 2022/23.
  • Of those apprentices, around 760 were aged 16 to 18 and 1,130 were adults.
  • Approximately 480 externally awarded qualifications were offered by the college.
  • The college offers apprenticeship programmes as well as vocational diplomas, T Levels, A Levels, access to higher education courses, higher technical qualifications and foundation and honours degrees.


  • We worked with around 1,700 employers during 2022/23 who provided apprenticeship delivery and experience of work, industry placements or other work-related activity to students.
  • We are the largest apprenticeships provider in the city and region; its provision is Ofsted graded ‘good’.
  • Our Apprenticeship+ service supports employers to get the skills they need and enables apprentices to become highly employable.
  • Around 890 employers are involved in our apprenticeship programmes.


  • The college has approximately 1,300 staff.



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