Sheffield College (The)
The information on this page was last updated on 23 May 2019.
The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.
Welcome to Sheffield College!
Sheffield College welcomes applications from care-experienced students, and we previously attained the Buttle UK Quality Mark demonstrating our commitment.
Please don't hesitate to contact our learner recruitment team with any queries by calling 0114 260 2600, or call Hannah Dulieu on 0114 260 3621, for any further information.
We work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer you accommodation options if you are aged 18+ at the start of your course. Sheffield Hallam University also has a long standing commitment to supporting care leavers. For more information visit: www.shu.ac.uk, and go to their accommodation page.
All our further education students have a named member of staff, who is there to support you with anything relating to your college experience. Some students work closely with our SEND team, and we also have wellbeing officers available to offer further support at all our campuses.
We look forward to meeting you!
Support we offer?
- A named contact
- Outreach sessions or activities
- Pre-application help
- Guidance for offer holders
- A web page for care leavers
- Careers advice and support after graduation
Accommodation we offer?
- A place to live all year round
- If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year
Funding support we offer?
- Specific funding that's just for care leavers
- Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
- Support for students seeking asylum
- Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
- Financial advice
If you are a young person in care or care leaver up to age 19, we offer a guaranteed bursary of £1,200 from our student support fund. Some of this will go towards funding your kit and essential equipment, the remainder forms a weekly payment.
Applications from asylum seekers and those with discretionary leave to remain are welcome – we will always look at each individual case to progress your application and discuss financial support based on individual circumstances.
Older students in hardship, including those on our higher education programmes, are encouraged to make an application to our discretionary award fund.
All our first year students on a higher education programme are awarded a £500 voucher to spend on IT equipment.