Education & Training

Education and training in Sheffield

If you offer education and training in or around Sheffield which is for the benefit of the local community we would like to hear from you.  Email Sheffield Mapped to ask us to include your training organisation on this page, or alternatively take out a listing.

Adult Learning North East AssemblyAdult Learning Guide – North East Assembly

Provides a directory of courses for adults in Brightside, Shiregreen, Firth Park, Burngreave, Fir Vale, Southey, Parson Cross and Fox Hill.  A wealth of courses on offer including Employment Skills and Career Development, English Literacy, Local History, Maths and numeracy, DIY, Cooking, Dance, music and drama, and much more.  Their website provides helpful resources and information relating to finding employment.

CTS trainingCTS Training

With branches in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, CTS aims to provide learners with the skills, motivation, work ethic and qualifications to enhance their expectations and contribute to the success of the local economy, focusing the vision of People, Opportunities and Change.


Help Yourself - adult educationHelp Yourself – adult education

Lots of links to Sheffield based education and training, community learning, language skills, Makaton training, IT, Philosophy, GCSE and A level tuition, local writing groups, postcode specific.


Greentop CircusGreentop Circus

Adult programmes for absolute beginners wanting to get active or just have fun, or a professional artist wanting to stretch and enhance your skills.  Classes run from their Circus School in Sheffield and their tutors are available for hire to teach a range of circus classes across the UK


Learn for Life EnterpriseLearn for Life Enterprise

A community hub based on London Road in the culturally and ethnically diverse area of Sharrow.  Catering for people from all over Sheffield providing ESOL, training, support, stability and advice.  They look after vulnerable members of the community, local residents, refugees, asylum seekers, BME communities and older people promoting and maintaining cohesion and integration.

Northern CollegeNorthern College 

Located at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, The Northern College is a residential college dedicated to the education and training of men and women who are without formal qualifications and are seeking to return to learning. It also offers training for those who are active in community and voluntary groups as well as in trade unions .

Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffield Hallam University

SHU offers activities, taster sessions and resources designed to give prospective students of all ages a realistic insight into what it’s like to study in Sheffield. They also provide support for students from a diverse range of backgrounds to ensure higher education is accessible to people with different life experiences and perspectives.

Institute for Lifelong LearningThe Institute for Lifelong Learning

TILL offer University qualifications in a wide range of subjects from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Each programme is delivered in a flexible way to suit your needs and lifestyle; with classes taking place in the evenings or at weekends.

Sheffield CollegeThe Sheffield College

The Sheffield College does things differently. Differently by building their whole approach around you and what you want to be.  Whatever your starting point, you’ll discover The Sheffield College gives you much more than a qualification. The 20,000 young people and adults who study with them experience that difference every year.

University of SheffieldUniversity of Sheffield

Renowned to be one of the UK’s leading Universities. The University of Sheffield was named UK University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.


WEA Yorkshire & HumbersideWorkers Educational Association (WEA Yorkshire & Humberside)

The WEA was founded when there were limited chances for working people in education. Over a hundred years later, the WEA remains committed to offering educational opportunities for adults from all backgrounds and particularly those who missed out on education first time around.  Visit the WEA website to find out about Sheffield based courses.

Zest for WorkZest for Work

Are you looking for employment, training or volunteering opportunities? Zest for Work offer a friendly and professional service tailored to your needs. Skilled and experienced advisors with the know-how to listen, understand and help you access the right opportunity.  See their listing on the Sheffield Mapped site.


Not in Sheffield … but too good to miss!

Goodwill Community FoundationGCF Learn Free

The Goodwill Community Foundation is based in Eastern North Carolina, USA.  Read about them here.  There is something for everybody on their free training website, such as computer basics, MicroSoft applications, typing tutorial, social media, maths, reading skills, job searching and so much more!