Story & photos: Georgina Burkoff Sheaf Training, based on Norwood Drive, has re-opened after a £3 million refurbishment.
Students now have the opportunity to gain vocational skills in a new state-ofthe- art Health and Wellbeing Centre, with courses in childcare, hospitality, catering and health and social care. The Centre is also continuing to offer horticulture and construction course. It currently has 160 students enrolled, but has the capacity to hold 300.
Student Matthew Dickinson, 19, is completing his training in Children and Young People’s Development at the centre. He said, “Sheaf training has been a really good place for me. The staff there are very supportive. You get a lot of one to one help from all the assessors.”
Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said,
“The new facilities at the Health and Wellbeing Centre, and close links with employers, give students the chance to train in real-life situations.”