Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

Sheaf Training Centre College


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Information

At Sheaf Training Centre, we will continue to follow Government, NHS England and Public Health advice in order to keep each other ‘as safe as possible’. This includes the Government's recent announcement (on Sunday 28th November 2021) in regards to, from Monday 29th November 2021, staff, students and visitors (unless they are exempt) wearing face coverings in the communal areas and corridors of schools, colleges and universities across England. In addition, we continue to recommend and encourage wearing face in all other areas across our Campus. The relaunch of this measure comes directly after the Prime Minister announced new rules on face coverings for shops and public transport (this comes into force on Tuesday 30th November 2021), following the detection of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.

We are continuing with our existing approach which means we will continue to ask that all individuals on Campus follow the ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ principles. Therefore, when at Sheaf Training Centre, we ask that people wear face coverings in all communal areas and spaces (unless exempt), social distancing is applied throughout the Campus, and hands are washed regularly. We respectfully encourage all to take COVID-19 lateral flow tests to help detect asymptomatic cases and prevent the spread of the virus. You can click here to order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home.

To keep up to date with what's happening in Sheffield, you can sign up to regular COVID-19 email updates from Sheffield City Council by clicking here.

To get the latest NHS information and advice about COVID-19, please click here.

To check if you or your child has COVID-19 symptoms, please click here.

To get the latest NHS information and advice about COVID-19 tests, please click here.

This resource, please click here, explains the different symptoms an individual may experience if they have COVID-19, a cold or the flu.

To get the latest NHS information and advice about COVID-19 vaccines, please click here.

Please click here for the latest government news and guidelines so that we can continue to keep each other safe. In addition, please click here for Sheffield City COVID-19 related news/information and regular updates from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell.


2023/24 Term Dates
Your programme will start during the week commencing 4th September 2023 and conclude in July 2024. Please find below the 2023/24 term dates, student holiday dates and when staff development days will take place:  
Term Time: 
    • Monday 4th September 2023 until Friday 20th October 2023
    • Monday 30th October 2023 until Friday 22nd December 2023
    • Tuesday 9th January 2024 until Friday 9th February 2024
    • Monday 19th February 2024 until Thursday 28th March 2024
    • Monday 15th April 2024 until Friday 24th May 2024
    • Monday 3rd June 2024 until Thursday 18th July 2024


Student Holidays:

    • 23rd to 27th October 2023
    • 25th December 2023 to 5th January 2024
    • 12th to 16th February 2024
    • 29th March 2024 to 12th April 2024
    • 6th May 2024
    • 27th to 31st May 2024
    • 19th July to 30th August 2024


Staff Development Days

    • 29th August 2023 to 1st September 2023
    • 8th January 2024
    • 17th to 19th July 2024


If you wish to discuss your programme further or your situation has changed, please contact us on telephone number 0114 4031007 to discuss with a member of the team.  


Post 16 High Needs Provision at Sheaf Training

Sheaf is a vibrant learning and training facility which meets the needs of young people with SEND, focusing on developing skills for adulthood and employment. Students are aged between 16 and 25 years old and access our High Needs Study Programmes through their Education, Health and Care Plan. Referrals are made via the SEND Assessment and Placement Team.



At the Sheaf Training Centre Campus, all our students are at the heart and centre of everything we do. Our committed and dedicated staff members are continuously striving for excellence and this positive ethos has a genuine impact on the ambitions, aspirations and goals of our students. We inspire each one of our students to aim high and be the best they can be. As a result, we are extremely proud to say that studying at Sheaf gives our students the opportunity to transform their lives. Our strategic intent and priorities, vision mission and values drive our motivation to educate, support and guide our students to achieve the very best.

Vision            Unlocking potential, nurturing success and achievement

Mission         Highly stimulating education and inspirational opportunities, developing excellent futures


    1. Placing the student at the heart and centre of everything we do. Being bold, strong and pushing the boundaries in order to ensure that our students reach their full potential
    2. Highly ambitious and excellent quality teaching, learning and assessment as the driver to our success
    3. Empowering all to be the best they can be
    4. Displaying mutual respect, civility, thoughtfulness and open mindedness
    5. Working collaboratively to share concepts and ideas, encourage one each other to succeed and accomplish excellence


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Student Support and Effective Provision

Sheaf can provide access to a qualified art therapist and a qualified counsellor to work with learners.

Sheaf also employs an experienced Speech and Language Therapist. Sheaf employs an experienced social worker to provide support. The June 2017 Ofsted Inspection of Sheffield City Council provision found that ‘Specialist courses for learners with high needs are very well planned and highly effective’. In addition, they also found that ‘Learners contribute well during stimulating activities and make good use of a wide range of excellent specialist resources such as assistive technology which enable them to progress well’.


Click here for the Ofsted report.
Click here for the Training provider access policy.
Click here for the Careers, Employability and Skills Strategy 2021-23.



Sheaf Training Centre

Norwood Drive


S5 7BH

T: +44 (0) 114 4031007



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Success Stories at Sheaf Training

I started on placement at Shooters Grove Primary School after leaving school and gaining a Place at Sheaf to study the Certificate for the Children and Young People’s workforce.
At Sheaf Training we are so proud to hear that Corner House Nursery has received a Grade 1 –Outstanding in their recent Ofsted inspection. We have had strong links with the nursery for a number of years...

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