Main Campus (Francis Street)
Facilities & Support Services
Inspire Sports Centre
Opening in September 2011, the College has some fantastic sports facilities including a full size 3G pitch, sports hall and climbing wall. The facilities include: Basketball, netball, 5-a-side football, volleyball, badminton, korfball, indoor cricket, table tennis, trampolining and climbing wall.
Gym & Fitness Centre
Opening in September 2001, our fully equipped gym is open all the year round including weekends and is available to our learners to use. An instructor is always on duty to help you work out a fitness programme too! Classes in yoga, aerobics and circuit training are run regularly as well as women only sessions. Students on a sport and leisure course can gain instruction and supervisory experience here.
Opening in September 2011, our dance studio is fully equipped with a sprung floor, ballet bars and mirrors.
Empty Space Theatre
Our Empty Space Theatre is used extensively by our performing arts students for their productions. A professional theatre, it has recently being the venue for productions by external drama companies.
We are equipped with industry standard hardware and software ranging from the latest Apple iMacs running Pro Tools , Reason and Ableton Live, as well as an extensive suite of plugin instruments and effects, to our recording studio equipped with a Pro Tools HD2 system, C24 control surface and Genelec 5.1 surround sound system, Yamaha NS10s, Soundcraft 6000 and 16 track analogue recorder.
The Full Works: Hair and Beauty Salons
When you feel like a break and a little TLC you can always have your hair cut, your nails painted, your legs waxed or your back massaged at the Full Works, our own hair and beauty salons. These are staffed by learners on our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy courses and supervised by tutors. Our commercial salons are open five days a week and treatments are offered at very reasonable rates.
Learning Resources Centre
The Learning Resources Centre is a great place to do research, to write up an assignment, create a presentation or just chill out with a good book. The Library has a great selection of books, magazines and DVDs to support all courses. We also provide electronic books, articles, images and films delivered to you via the internet and available 24/7. There is the opportunity to work on your own in our quiet areas or with others. We have nearly 100 computers in our Learning Zones, all with internet access and Microsoft Office software. We also have specialist software such as Photoshop, Read and Write Gold and Dragon Naturally Speaking on selected computers. You can print in black and white or colour (all new students receive a £5 print allowance). You can copy files to your own area on the College network, or to USB flash drive, DVD or CD. We also provide scanners in each Zone. Our staff are very friendly and welcoming and are here to help you succeed at College. So come down to the LRC and find out how we can help you.
Advice & Guidance
We are delighted to provide first-rate Student Services to all our learners. Staffed by a highly dedicated group of enthusiastic and caring people our Student Services team offer advice, guidance and counselling. These services are available before you start College and after you finish—so don’t hesitate to take advantage. There are various issues that may affect your student and personal life and advice is offered on finance, welfare, careers, higher education and health related matters. If you wish to contact us please call into the One Centre, phone us on 01422 399367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The One Centre aims to support all Calderdale College learners in successfully achieving their personal goals during their time at the College. This is achieved through providing the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, whether its learning a new skill, organising an activity or trip, taking part in a project or socialising with other learners. The team work closely with the Student Union to support its activities.
Here at Calderdale College we like to celebrate the diversity of our learners and welcome new learners into the College culture of ONE COLLEGE – whatever you’re studying, you’re part of our College.
Café & Bistro
Our new Café opened in September 2011 and provides a wide range of cooked breakfasts, lunches, sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Meet your friends, relax in between classes or just enjoy your break and listen to the radio. You get great choice, and competitive prices. Vegetarian options are always available and we’ve recently received a Healthy Eating award for providing healthy food options.
All learners are automatically members of Calderdale College Student Union unless they choose to opt out. The Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). This entitles all Union members to obtain an NUS card, which provides discounts on a national and local basis. The Union is run on a day-to-day basis by its executive, which is made up of students elected to positions such as President, Vice President or Finance Officer. The executive makes representations to the College management about issues that affect students