Apprentice Support

Find out more about the support available to you as an Apprentice

As an Apprentice at The Sheffield College, we provide you lots of amazing support, advice and guidance in order to help you excel in your studies and career.

On this page you will find information about the support available regarding your contract/employment, finances, learning and development, and your health and wellbeing.

Should you need any further support or have any questions, please email


Careers Advice

Our in-house Careers Advice Team are based in Student Central (as well as dedicated spaces at Olive Grove and Peaks Campuses) so give you access to expert, impartial advice at all times whilst on campus.

You can also book a one-to-one, online appointment with someone from the team so that you can access the same support whilst studying from home! 



The Student Central Team can offer your advice on the best travel options for Apprentices, including:

  • various travel products and available student discounts
  • guidance on how to apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass
  • financial support with travelling to and from college


At The Sheffield College we don't believe that being a parent should be a barrier to your education. We've got nurseries at both City and Hillsborough Campuses, plus different funding options available to help you access the support you need to complete your Apprenticeship.

Health and Well-being

Our Apprentice support doesn't stop at helping you with securing an Apprenticeship. Your mental health and well-being are vitally important to your development, so we're committed to giving you the structures that you need to succeed during your Apprenticeship, and beyond.

These services are in addition to those offered by your employer and we always advise you to make yourself aware of the services available in your workplace.

Well-being Cafe

Our Students' Union and Safeguarding teams come together regularly to host our well-being cafes. 

These drop-in sessions are a brilliant opportunity to find some peace and quiet in amongst the hustle and bustle of college.

You can also:

  • Relax and de-stress with some mindfulness activities 
  • Make new friends 
  • Access additional support from our dedicated professionals
  • Simply have a cup of tea and a chat with a friendly face

Students' Union and Apprentice Voice

The Students' Union represent every student and Apprentice at The Sheffield College through a group of elected representatives and the SU President. If there are issues or campaigns that you would like to have a say on, the Students' Union will work with you and the other elected officers to make a difference.

The Apprentice Voice project also allows you to give your feedback on a huge range of issues facing Apprentices at the college and affect positive change for you and your fellow Apprentices. 

Mental Health First Aiders

If you broke your leg whilst on campus, you'd call a first aider - but what do you do if your mental health is in need of urgent attention? Call on a Mental Health First Aider!

We have a team of staff members based across all four of our main campuses who are specially trained to offer emergency support if you find yourself in mental health crisis. Whilst they are not trained counsellors, these Mental Health First Aiders can provide a safe space to talk without fear of judgement and signpost you to some longer-term support systems if you feel you need them.

Additional resources

Employment and contract support:

Financial Support:

Mental Health Support:

Should you need any further support or have any questions, please email