The Chesterfield College Group is a leading provider of further education, higher education, apprenticeships and professional training, with a national reputation for the quality of our provision and the high standards of customer service and support we offer.
Chesterfield College is located near to the town centre of Chesterfield and attracts students from across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The college is very much at the heart of the community it serves and provides a range of courses that aim to offer a route into education and training for everyone, whatever level they are working at. The college works closely with local employers and researches labour marketing information and industry projections to ensure that the curriculum offer reflects the needs of the area.
This ensures that our students enrol on a course that has clear pathways to further study and/or employment opportunities once they leave us. Learning Unlimited is the employer engagement arm of the organisation, with offices and training centres in key strategic locations throughout the country.
At present, Learning Unlimited has teams based in Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham and Manchester, working with over 1,900 different employers ranging from sole traders and SMEs to national companies and global brands. In the past two years we have provided apprenticeships and other work-based training to Nestle, Bombardier, the Post Office, Royal Mail, the NHS, Balfour Beatty, Tarmac and Derbyshire County Council. Learning Unlimited is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the country, currently delivering 55 different frameworks across a wide range of industries.
In total, the Chesterfield College Group has over 10,000 students and apprentices enrolled on a classroom course or work-based training. Our achievement rates are 2.1% above the national average for 16-18 year olds and 2.9% above the national average for adults. Our apprenticeship achievement rates are 3.5% above the national benchmark (and 16.4% above the national benchmark for Learning Unlimited Derby students). 98.9% of all classroom-based students and 93.9% of all work-based students, progress to a positive destination when they leave us (paid employment or further study).
Keen to play a role in developing the next generation of talent into further education, Chesterfield College has welcomed a new cohort of eager graduates and undergraduates into the organisation to give them a unique insight into a teaching career as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s programme, Talent to Teach. This is the second year the college has been part of the programme and they are already seeing many positive benefits.
Three Chesterfield College students are in the running for the prestigious 2018 Young Chef of the Year Award, following a Master Chef style competition judged by professional chefs, including Michelin-starred chef Rupert Rowley from Fischers Baslow Hall.
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