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The Sheffield College


The Sheffield College is a general Further Education College. We offer a wide range of programmes and apprenticeships to prepare young people for employment, university and adult life.

Together with our partners we will find the right package for you whatever the learner’s individual needs are.

Find out more by visiting us at our campuses located across the city. They are:

Hillsborough College; Norton College; Peaks College; Sheffield City College; and The Sheffield College of Applied Engineering.

Who to contact

0114 260 2600
College Website

Where to go

The Sheffield College
Head Office
Granville Road
S2 2RL

When is it on?

Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
All three main College sites, Hillsborough, Peaks, and Sheffield City are wheelchair accessible. Some of the smaller sites are more limited in access.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues

Other Details

Age Range
16 years to
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Secure setting

Local Offer

Contact Name
Caroline Morrison
Contact Telephone
0114 260 2330
Contact Email
College Website
Ofsted Inspection Report
College Online Prospectus
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting identify learners with SEN? 
  • The College works closely with schools and Local Authorities to make sure we know about students who need support. Once we know, we will work with the young person and their family to find the right course for them and what support is needed.

  • If a student has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC) we will use this to help us. The College does not provide diagnostic assessment of individual conditions. The College is able to provide assessment of Literacy for exam access purposes.

  • There are opportunities for students to tell college what support they feel they need at any stage of their learning, before and during their course.

Is your setting physically accessible to all learners? 
  • All three main College sites, Hillsborough, Peaks, and Sheffield City are wheelchair accessible. They are also ‘Safe by Design’, which means they were designed to keep students safe by having one way in and out. People can only get in by using an electronic ID card or reporting to the Main Reception.

  • Some of the smaller sites are more limited in access. All sites have facilities and personal hygiene equipment to best support you. There are also quiet, safe places to use if necessary.

How does your setting adapt the curriculum for learners with SEND? 
  • There are dedicated courses for young people with moderate and severe learning difficulties at Pre-Entry and Entry Level 1. The young person will be supported on their chosen course by a team of specialist support staff and managers who are available at each college site. This team work alongside the teachers and together they will help the learner to do well.

  • There will also be the opportunity to experience a range of activities and to go on trips which help young people to socialise and practice their skills.

What training have your staff received to support learners with SEND? 
  • The College has a team of specialist, qualified staff who provide regular training to staff. The specialist team also mentor individual staff where required. We also use external training providers and online packages for staff to update their knowledge and skills in inclusive practice.

  • Training includes; Makaton, Autism, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, ADHD, mental health, Epilepsy.

  • If the young person requires any medication, staff will help them to administer it for themselves. We do not have staff who can give medication directly, unless it was in an emergency situation. We have qualified First Aiders on all sites.

How do you communicate with and involve families? 
  • Parents/carers involvement is very important to us and we will invite them to Consultation Evenings to talk about the learner’s progress. They can also look at progress online through a Parent Portal. We send them termly reports and they are invited to be involved in reviews.

  • As a large College we have lots of staff with a multi-cultural background and languages. We also have access to interpreters when needed. A Tutor Mentor will work with learners and their families to help them achieve their best.

How does the setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with SEN and how often does it do this? 
  • The College compares students’ achievements and progression with other colleges in England.

  • Students will be asked on a termly basis how they think the College is doing and if they are supported in their learning.

  • We do our own self-assessment across College to improve the quality of learning. Also, we are inspected by Ofsted and qualification awarding bodies.

What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing? 
  • As a full-time student, students will have a Tutor Mentor whose job it is to monitor their progress and well-being, helping with pastoral care and to settle in to life in College.

  • Learning Support Assistants will work with students in class and outside of class, for example, when they need to go to eat and out on trips. Learner Support Assistants can also help young people socialise in College.

What kind of behavioural interventions do you use? 
  • When students start at College they will have a Support Plan, individual to the learner which sets out what support will be given. This may include one to one support which helps with good behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

  • We do small group work and involve parents and carers if anyone is having any difficulties and needs help.

  • Also helping this is a process called a Positive Engagement Plan. We use this to work with students, giving supportive interventions, outlining what they will need to do help make things better for them.

  • All College sites have security staff onsite.

How do you ensure learners with SEND are included in non-classroom based activities? 
  • Students will be encouraged and supported to be involved in activities outside of the classroom and sometimes outside of College on trips and visits, or to work places. This will be part of the Study Programme.

Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify. 

We offer breakfast clubs and holiday clubs.

How do you consult with and involve learners in their education? 
  • The College wants students to be as involved as possible. They will be asked about their time in College and will be able to take part in student reviews, student forums and individual tutorials with staff, so that we know what students think.

  • There is a Disabled Student Union Officer is available for students to speak to, or if they prefer, their Tutor Mentor can speak on their behalf.

How do you prepare learners with SEND to progress to, from and within your setting? 
  • Before students start in College or even choose the course they would like to do, there are Open Evenings and opportunities to visit college. Once they have decided on a course and applied, students will be invited to a transition event where they will visit the college site where their course will be.
    Students will meet the staff who will be working with them and they will help to inform learners about College.

  • Once students start, their progress is monitored from day one and all the way through their course. This is recorded as part of a Progress Plan.

  • The college has its own specialist, qualified Careers Service, numerous links to employers, and opportunities for supported jobs.

  • The College works closely in partnership with Local Authorities and other agencies to best support the needs of young people.

Do you have an online prospectus? Are there open days for families and learners? 
  • There are Open Evenings held on all College sites for students and their families. For 2014/15, these will be held in November 2014 and April 2015. Further details will be published on the web page and in local media.

Do you offer outreach to home educating families? 
  • The College does not offer outreach to home educating families.

Does your setting offer any additional services for learners with SEND? 
  • The College offers training for employers who are employing or offering work placements to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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