Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

Sheaf Training Centre 2020/21 Academic Year

For our 2020/21 academic term and staff development dates, please click here


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, throughout lockdown and for the 2020/21 academic year, Sheaf Training Centre has remained open and we have worked extremely hard to safeguard all of our students and staff members. Our top priority at Sheaf remains ensuring upmost COVID-19 safety and the health and well-being of all of our students, their families, staff and visitors/guests. In order to ensure that we are staying as COVID-19 safe and secure as possible throughout 2020/21, we are conforming and complying with the Governmental guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, we have carried out a rigorous risk assessment, we have reconfigured our campus walkways, learning environments, classrooms and workshops, we have adapted and applied learning bubble methodology (including smaller group sizes), we have structured some of our programmes to combine blended learning (students working from home) with on-campus learning activities, we have engineered measures in place to maintain a two metre social distance in our learning environments and we have hygiene and handwashing products and procedures in place in-line with Governmental guidance and NHS England recommendations. We wish to sincerely thank you for your support during this challenging time. Please do keep yourself and your loved ones safe.


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Post 16 High Needs Provision at Sheaf Training

Sheaf Training Centre 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.

High Needs provision is delivered either on site at Sheaf Training Centre or off-site on a programme where learning is supported through one of our partner providers.


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Student support:

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.

Effective provision
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."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."
High Needs Programmes:

All High Needs Programmes include:

• English and maths at an appropriate level. Delivered through qualifications or embedded within learning activities at a level appropriate the learners e.g. use of money in shops, time when travel training, speaking appropriately to members of the public.
• Enrichment activities (including sport and leisure, creative and digital activities see - ).
• Independent living
• Healthy lifestyles
• Community participation
• Enterprise and work related activities

Learners follow a range of pathways through one of our 4 programme areas:

 Individualised Programmes

• Individualised timetables primarily using the practical skills based curriculum both within and outside Sheaf Training.
• Progression pathway towards supported living or work.
• Typically a two or three year programme.
• Links with community and adult social care based provision where appropriate.

 Personal Progress/Preparation for Adulthood Programme

• Group based provision built around main curriculum areas within Sheaf
• Likely pathway to further vocational learning and mainstream college
• Typically a one or two year programme
• Access to Duke of Edinburgh Scheme once a week.


Click here for the Ofsted report.
Click here for the Sheaf Brochure.



Sheaf Training

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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