The breadth of subjects offered at Chesterfield College means practically anyone can find a course to suit their educational needs. This college provides foundation courses, A-levels, Apprenticeships, vocational qualifications and more in a range of subjects like construction, science and humanities, business and information technology.
Ranked among the top 30 colleges in the UK, Chesterfield College is highly regarded for their work-based learning and is the highest deliverer of apprenticeships within Derbyshire.
It's no wonder that some 8,000 students snap up the chance to further their education at Chesterfield College.
Chesterfield College are proud to offer a wide range of subjects but particularly excel in art and design, hair and beauty and engineering.
Whilst working tirelessly to provide exceptional courses across their curriculum, Chesterfield College were recently recognised as a national Showcase Centre by the ABC Awards, making them the first in the UK to be awarded this accolade.
Going to college is not just about gaining that all important qualification - it's about your personal development too. Chesterfield College is equipped for a thriving student life, boasting a Costa's Coffee, a refectory and a fine dining option in the form of a restaurant.
The college's library is the perfect place to study with a broad range of books, journals and pamphlets. Students have round the clock access to Chesterfield's Virtual Learning Environment, which consists of online course materials and information.
Students can also take part in additional activities through the college's enrichment programme called Xtra.
There are three main campuses - Infirmary Road, Tapton House and Waterloo Court - which all offer modern facilities and activities in addition to the 700 courses, with some taught at their Clowne centre.
Chesterfield also invests heavily in their technology. Students have access to a suite of iPads, tablet devices for research, a 3D printer and state of the art commercial hair and beauty salons. Other facilities offered at Chesterfield include hi-tech robots, industry standard kitchens and a fitness suite.
Areas such as the reception and Social Heartspace have been recently developed to reflect a modern and vibrant learning environment.
Each campus is strategically located to ensure a safe learning environment for students. While the main Infirmary Road campus is within easy reach of Chesterfield's Town Centre, Tapton House is based in the same home as George Stephenson, the railway pioneer.
The college is based in the same location as one of the largest open air markets in Britain. This means students are treated both high street stores and independent shops. With good links to Sheffield and the Peak District, students are able to explore surrounding areas with ease.
How To Enrol
Prospective students can apply for a course by visiting the website and downloading an application form for both full time and part time courses. Alternatively you can get in touch with the college if you wish to complete a form in hard copy. Some part time courses may require you to submit an application form and attend an interview - however this is only in some instances. In other cases though you can easily enrol straight away and get started. Payment is usually required ahead of starting a course. In the event of choosing a course with a fee higher than £150, you can pay in instalments by cash, cheque or credit/debit card.