Outside of the Classroom

At The Cheadle College we believe that a mix of academic study, vocational options, employer and university partnerships, extra-curricular activities and active participation in college life gives our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for places at university, starting a business or seeking a job.


We therefore encourage all our students, staff and partners to work together and develop initiatives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.


Field Trips, Visits and Charity Work
The Cheadle College arranges regular field trips to visit cultural institutions, large corporations, businesses and key public sector organisations, both locally and nationally. These complement our courses and helps inform our students’ education and career choices when they complete their studies.

Many of our courses provide students with the opportunity to gain additional qualifications which enhance prospects for entry in to Higher Education and employment. To see details of recent excursions and activities please check our news and events pages.

We also have a wide range of sports clubs and community activities which encourage students to take more personal responsibility and develop additional skills and qualities outside of college.

Further Study, Training & Employability
The Cheadle College recognises that all its students need to be prepared for the world of work even if they are considering going to university or into further training after their studies. Students can also access a fully qualified and experienced team of Careers Advisors.

With a dedicated team of Work Placement coordinators students access well planned and meaningful opportunities that will support their application to Higher Education or employment.


We also have relationships with many of the UK’s leading universities – including Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford and Cambridge – which help our students gain excellent insights into how universities work, what studying for a degree is like and what universities look for when offering undergraduate places.

Student Participation
We encourage all our students to tell us how we could do things better, what would improve their time at college and ask them how we can help them to develop and progress. This is achieved through the College’s elected Student Union representatives, our annual Student Voice surveys and regular informal feedback sessions with staff. We are always open to new ideas and initiatives and welcome student participation in every aspect of college life.