The Sheffield College

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Coordinates: 53°22′55″N 1°27′50″W / 53.382°N 1.464°W / 53.382; -1.464 The Sheffield College is a further education (FE) college in Sheffield, England. It was formed by the merger of six FE colleges in 1993. Its centres are Sheffield City College (in the city centre, formerly Castle College), Hillsborough College (which replaced Loxley College in Stannington, and Parson Cross College in 2005), Norton College and Peaks College.

The Sheffield College also hosts The Online College, offering a range of online professional development and academic courses. Business Gateway is the employer facing arm of the College. In 2009, Skills For Business and the Business Development Unit, which organises Train To Gain and Apprenticeships, came under the banner of the Business Gateway. Skills for Business centres, at Hillsborough Barracks and The Source, offer IT training courses for adults.

In late 2008, The Sheffield College bid for, and gained, a £300k MoleNET project. The following Autumn, both a collaborative bid with six local schools for £237,500 and a £40,000 MoLeNET Academy bid were successful.

The Sheffield College has its own Supertram stop, Granville Road / The Sheffield College tram stop. It is served by the Blue and Purple Lines of the Sheffield Supertram.

The college is one of the sponsors of UTC Sheffield, a new university technical college which is opening in September 2013.[1]

Rebuild projects[edit]

Sheffield City College has recently[when?] undergone a £60 million rebuild programme to create an environmentally-friendly, single-site campus.[2] This follows the development of Hillsborough College, a purpose built learning centre which opened in 2005. The Peaks Centre site has also been extended to facilitate extra courses in partnership with local schools.[3] The £5.5 million extension was opened to students in September 2011.[4]

Sheffield College Students' Union[edit]

Sheffield College Students' Union is an organisation representing the interests of all students at The Sheffield College. The Union's structures are based on the use of general meetings on a local and cross-college level, as well as an Executive Committee composed of a President, General Secretary, and 12 other Executive Officers.

Sheffield College Students' Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students. Kat Fletcher, President of the National Union of Students 2004 - 2006, is a former General Secretary of Sheffield College Students' Union.

Lifelong Learning Network[edit]

The Sheffield College is a partner institution of Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

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