Chesterfield College

Chesterfield College
Infirmary Road
S41 7NG

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Chesterfield College is a vibrant College based over four sites with students from north and south Derbyshire, Buxton, Derby and south Yorkshire and Sheffield thanks to our free College buses. With over 700 courses to choose from, some 8,000 students study at Chesterfield College, 4,700 are full-time, another 500 are studying for higher education courses and over 2,500 adult and other part-time learners.

We cater for a wide range of learners providing foundation courses, A Levels, Apprenticeships vocational and professional qualifications, diplomas and degrees , in subjects that include construction, fitness and wellbeing, science and humanities, business, engineering, art and design, hospitality and catering, uniformed public services, information technology, child care, hair and beauty, amongst others. Many of our students go onto to University, further study or work. At the core of what we do is making our students as employable as possible, providing them with life and work skills to get into work and achieve life fulfilment.

We are also a highly regarded centre for work-based learning, offering training in partnership with 600 employers and 2,500 learners across the region, who we deliver training and education to in the work place through Train to Gain and Apprenticeships. We have been awarded the full Training Quality Standard (TQS) and we are now recognised as one of the best UK organisations in the country to deliver employer training and development solutions. It is also the first organisation in the country to receive the Standard for Excellence in Creative Media.

We are firmly committed to achieving equality for all our learners and we value and embrace diversity. We continuously strive to create a positive environment, representative of and responsive to different cultures and groups where everyone has an equal chance to succeed.

We recognise our role as a provider of further education in strengthening economic performance and improving life chances by offering opportunities to individuals, through learning and skills, which can benefit wider society. We support wider inclusion by offering opportunities for disadvantaged learners and widening participation through a range of learning opportunities. For example in February 2011 the College organised a very interactive Respect Student Conference involving students from several colleges. The aim of the conference was to get students to ask and discuss what works, what doesn’t work and what we could do better in relation to Equality and Diversity, Citizenship and Respect with the objective of getting ideas to improve the College experience for students. As a result of the ideas generated at the Conference, the College has since implemented and changed several aspects of its activity in this area to ensure equality for all our learners.