Student Stories

  • Kadie Cooper - Former Sixth Form student

    Kadie Cooper

    When I got to university, having studied A Levels at college, I felt much more prepared than my peers.

  • James Nightingale - Fashion Designer

    James Nightingale

    Former Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student James Nightingale is launching his own fashion label from our very own West Studios based here at Chesterfield College.

  • Scott Levers - PJEA

    Scott Levers

    Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student used his studies as a springboard to expand his business acumen when invited to speak on a British Council trip to Thailand.

  • Jessica - Childhood Studies


    Level 3 Childhood Studies student Jessica talks about her favourite parts of the course

  • James Taylor - Higher Level Engineering Apprentice

    James Taylor

    James Taylor, Quality & Inspection Engineer and higher level apprentice, has used his apprenticeship to get the qualifications, skills and experience he needs to carve an exciting career in engineering.

  • Louise Lowe, Victoria Jones and Sarah Newton

    Louise, Victoria & Sarah

    Louise Lowe, Victoria Jones and Sarah Newton told us how the Access to Higher Education Course has helped them to rediscover their passion for learning.

  • Bryony Wallace and Leanne Marriott

    Bryony & Leanne

    Students from the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Children’s Learning, Play and Development tell us how the opportunities they have had at Chesterfield College have helped them to find out more about the career options open to them

  • Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson

    Flexible university-level study options help Tom to build a career in Public Health

  • Ashley Gregory

    Ashley Gregory

    Ashley Gregory told us how the path to the right business course for her has given her the skills and experience she needs to go far.

  • Sasha Moon

    Sasha Moon

    Five years after leaving Chesterfield College, Sasha Moon has university degree and a career he loves. He told us about his journey to the job he is doing now and how studying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production helped him.

  • Nathan Hartley

    Nathan Hartley

    Nathan Hartley had his heart set on joining the Royal Navy so he chose to study for a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services to give him the best chance when it came to applying.

  • Hannah Birks

    Hannah Birks

    Hannah Birks did a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. She told us how the NHS Cadetship she did as part of her course helped her to get a place on a midwifery course at university.

  • Beth Shouk

    Beth Shouk

    A Level student Beth Shouk says that she is absolutely fascinated by science and even reads chemistry books in her spare time!

  • A Level student - Aisling Wragg

    Aisling Wragg

    Aisling Wragg’s interest in how the brain works, as well a desire to carve a career in mental health nursing, is what motivated her to start her A level studies two years ago after her GCSEs.

  • Joyce Abumujor

    Joyce Abumujor

    Joyce Abumujor is a truly inspirational plumbing and bricklaying student who is studying at college to help her change the lives of women across Africa.