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The Source Skills Academy

The source Meadowhall, Sheffield, S9 1EA

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About us

Welcome to The Source Skills Academy. The Source is an approved skills academy for the delivery of apprenticeships and we pride ourselves in working with employers to create the best apprenticeship opportunities for everyone. As a training provider we feel that fully understanding your needs is key to enabling the delivery of an exceptional service where everyone can succeed.

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Information, Advice and Guidance 

If you’re thinking about applying for an apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship programme or want to discuss your career options, we have a dedicated team to support you with information, advice and guidance (IAG). The team at The Source can also support you with applications for vacancies, interview and CV tips/preparation and guidance through skills revision and tests.

Our IAG sessions run on a weekly basis and are designed to clearly explain the progression routes available to you, to provide an opportunity to talk through your career goals and to meet the team.

During the session, you will be able to access the following support:

  • An overview of all programmes on offer at The Source.
  • An overview of the entry requirements and eligibility for available programmes.
  • A one-to-one chat with a learner engagement advisor.
  • An assessment of maths and English to determine the skills that you already have.

When joining us for an IAG session you will receive impartial advice, which may result in recommendations to pursue alternative progression routes and providers if we feel that is the best option for you. We will also provide information on where you can find additional support if you need specialist guidance that we are unable to provide. 

What makes us different?

Since opening in 2003, over 7,000 people have completed work-based learning qualifications with The Source. We offer a wide range of Apprenticeships qualifications for people who would like to move into employment and who are not currently at school, college or sixth form. Apprenticeships are also available for people who are currently in employment and would like to up-skill their job to an apprenticeship qualification. We also have other training courses such as traineeships and the 'steps to work' programme, that can help people to get the skills they need to help them find a job.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst you work, helping you improve your skills, knowledge and confidence and giving you all you need for your future. Apprenticeship vacancies are full time and allow you to get paid whilst studying for your qualification. Our team of Tutors visit you and your employer at work to support you through the qualification and you may spend some time at The Source too.

We offer Apprenticeships at Level 2, 3 and 4 in the following subject areas:

  • Business and Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Warehousing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Retail
  • Sales & Telesales
  • Management and Team Leading
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Health and Social Care

If you are currently looking for employment, then contact us; an Apprenticeship is a great start to any career and we have vacancies ready and waiting to be filled. Kick start your career today, visit to look at latest vacancies. You can also call us on 0114 263 5600 or email us at .


Public Transport

The Meadowhall South/Tinsley tram stop is located directly behind The Source and there are bus stops in front and opposite the building. Meadowhall Public Transport Interchange (PTI) also provides train, bus and Supertram links to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. From here, simply take the footbridge from the PTI into Meadowhall. Walk through the shopping centre and exit through Debenhams or at the Blue Car Park. There is a pedestrian crossing opposite The Source building.

By Car

Southbound M1- Leave at junction 34. At the roundabout take the 4th exit towards Sheffield City Centre. This will take you onto Meadowhall Way. Continue onto Meadowhall shopping centre, turn right at the third set of lights and follow the signs for the Blue Car Park.

Northbound M1 - Leave at junction 34. From the left-hand lane take the second exit. At the first roundabout, turn right. At the second roundabout (immediately in front of Meadowhall), take the third exit. After five sets of traffic lights, take a left and follow the signs for access to the Blue Car Park.

From Sheffield City Centre - Leave Sheffield City Centre via A61, leading to the A6109. Continue straight on until the roundabout. At the fourth set of traffic lights Meadowhall is signposted, but remain on A1609. Join the ring road for Meadowhall and follow signs for the Blue Car Park, turning right over the dual carriageway. 

Additional information

Case Studies

All of our Apprentices are exceptional and some individuals have even been recognised with awards and accolades to demonstrate their amazing progress on their qualification. Many of our apprentices have also won awards and have progressed on to great careers. Visit to find out some of our apprentices' stories.

Safeguarding & Prevent Duty 

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare and well-being of all young people and vulnerable adults receiving education and training from The Source. Staff recognise and accept their responsibility to develop the awareness of the risks and issues involved in safeguarding. The company is committed to working with existing local safeguarding and adult safeguarding boards as well as other health and social care partnerships to ensure the safeguarding of its learners.

The Source is committed to supporting the Governement prevent strategy and is in contact with local and adult safeguarding boards, as well as other health and social care partnerships, to ensure the safeguarding of its learners.

Equality & Diversity

At The Source Academy we are all committed to achieving equality for our learners, our staff and everyone who uses our services. We aim to ensure all our learners, whatever their ability or background, benefit from high quality education and career opportunities.

We celebrate difference and whatever the backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender or physical abilities of our learners we are united in supporting them to realise their ambitions and to fulfill their potential.


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