About Us

The Chesterfield College Group is a leading provider of further education, higher education, apprenticeships and professional training, with a national reputation for the quality of provision and high standards of customer service.

Chesterfield College is located near to the town centre of Chesterfield and attracts students from across Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. The college is very much at the heart of the community it serves and provides a range of provision which offers a route into education and training for 16-18 year olds, adults, those seeking employment and students with special educational needs and disabilities. The college works extensively in partnership with local employers who influence the curriculum design and delivery, support with work experience and industry placements, whilst offering thousands of apprenticeship opportunities for both young people and adults across our region.

The college’s strategic plan focuses on delivering the skills, knowledge and behaviours which are valued by employers to meet economic need for both now and in the future.  The college continues to invest in the latest technology to support the advances of the digital age and sustainability agenda.  Working with over 1,500 employers from SMEs to national companies and global brands, the college provides workforce development solutions and prepares all of its students for progression and progress within their chosen career.  The college delivers programmes of learning from entry through to level 7 and is a recognised university centre in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and professional awarding organisations.  Our staff are all highly qualified and engage in the latest developments and technologies within their industry to ensure that every student and apprentice benefits from high quality education and training.

“Chesterfield College exists to support its local economy, to maximise the potential of every individual engaged in learning, to work at the heart of our local community, and to deliver our mission ‘Inspiring futures, changing lives’.” (Julie Richards, Principal and CEO)

Access a copy of our Strategic Plan.

Our Mission:

“Inspiring Futures, Changing Lives”


Our Vision:

“To be recognised locally and nationally as an outstanding college by the students, employers and communities we serve.” 

We place our students at the centre of everything we do which is reflected in our five strategic priorities: