- Total Students 21000
- Total Programs 175
- Established year1841
- Institution TypeUniversity
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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 1,300 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 66 different standards and frameworks across a wide range of industries.
Cert Unlimited, launched in 2020 and based in Manchester, is also part of the Chesterfield College Group, delivering engaging, high quality and reliable online learning. Designed to meet the demands of both employers and aspirational individuals, Cert Unlimited aims to be the one of the UK's leading providers of innovative online learning solutions.
In total, the Chesterfield College Group has over 7,400 students and apprentices enrolled on a classroom course or work-based training. Our pass rates are 1% above the national average for 16-18 year olds and 3.1% above the national average for Maths & English. Our apprenticeship achievement rates are 19.7% above the national benchmark for Learning Unlimited Derby students. 99% of all classroom-based students and 97% of all work-based students, progress to a positive destination when they leave us (paid employment or further study).
In 2019 we were placed joint fifth in the country by FE Week in the annual NICDEX, based on learner satisfaction, employer satisfaction, destination data and apprenticeship growth.