Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

Sheaf Training Centre College


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Information

At Sheaf Training Centre, following the Government's easing of the Coronavirus restrictions on 19th July 2021, we are currently reviewing our plans and awaiting further guidance from the Department of Education and Public Health for the 2021/22 academic year (starting the week commencing 6th September 2021). We will continue to update you when we have more information.

During the Summer holidays period, 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.


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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.

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 tests, please click here.


Throughout the 2020/21 academic year, there was several confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sheaf Training Centre. From 7th September 2020 until 30th September 2020, there were three staff members and no students who tested positive for COVID-19. From 1st October 2020 until 23rd October 2020, there were three staff members and no students who tested positive for COVID-19. From 24th October 2020 until 18th January 2021, there was one staff member and no students who tested positive for COVID-19. From the 19th of January 2021 to the end of the academic year, there was no confirmed staff members or student cases. During these confirmed cases, in-line with Public Health guidance, our learning bubble methodology and track and trace procedures, some students and staff were required to self-isolate. When these cases occurred, Sheaf Training Centre remained open for those not impacted.

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 and information.


Sheaf Training Centre 2021/22 Academic Year Update and Information

Message to new and returning students (and their families) at Sheaf Training Centre - A member of staff will be in contact with you shortly with further information regarding enrolment details, timetables and any other relevant information. Programmes will start during the week commencing 6th September 2021 and conclude in July 2022. Please find below the 2021/22 term dates, student holiday dates and when staff development days will take place: 

Term time:

  • 6th September 2021 to 22nd October 2021
  • 1st November 2021 to 17th December 2021
  • 5th January 2022 to 11th February 2022
  • 21st February 2022 to 1st April 2022
  • 19th April 2022 to 28th May 2022
  • 6th June 2022 to 19th July 2022 


Student holidays:

  • 25th to 29th October 2021
  • 20th December to 5th January 2022
  • 14th to 18th February 2022
  • 4th to 18th April 2022
  • 2nd May 2022
  • 30th May to 3rd June 2022


Staff development days (Campus will be closed to students, no transport required):

  • 4th January 2022
  • 20th to 22nd July 2022


If you wish to discuss any of our programmes further or a 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 Sheaf Brochure.



Course Title Location
Brickwork Programme Sheaf Training
Care (Health and Social Care/Early Years/Childcare) Programme Sheaf Training
Career Boost Programme Sheaf Training
Construction (Multi-trades) Programme Sheaf Training
Creative Art and Design Programme Sheaf Training
Green / Environment Studies Programme Sheaf Training
Hair and Beauty Programme Sheaf Training
Hospitality, Catering and Retail Programme Sheaf Training
Modern Digital Communication Technology Programme Sheaf Training
Personal Progress Plus Programme Sheaf Training
Personal Progress Programme Sheaf Training
Sheaf Discovery Programme Sheaf Training
Social Enterprise Programme Sheaf Training
Springboard Programme Sheaf Training

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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