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Adult Courses

We have a course to suit
all levels and abilities

At Calderdale College we offer a wide range of courses for students aged 18 and over.  These part-time and full-time adult learning programmes include a broad range of qualifications, helping you to get onto the career ladder or progress in your current profession.

Our flexible training courses can also be delivered on evenings and weekends to fit around your busy schedule and take place at our Halifax Campus, boasting industry-standard facilities and free on-site parking.

 

Community Learning

We also deliver a number of courses in and around the local community, supporting those that are unemployed to gain recognised qualifications and the vital employability skills needed to secure roles in top industries and professions such as customer service, health & care and fashion.

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Courses Department Attendance
18th Edition Wiring Regulations Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
Access to HE Diploma: Art & Design Art, Design & Media
Access to HE Diploma: Health Health & Social Care
Access to HE Diploma: Health – Fast Track Health & Social Care 2 days per week
Access to HE Diploma: Social Care & Social Sciences Health & Social Care
Adult Functional English Functional Skills & GCSEs Part-Time
Adult Functional Maths Functional Skills & GCSEs Part-Time
AM2 Electrotechnical Assessment of Occupational Competence Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
Art & Design Foundation Degree Art, Design & Media Full Time
Beauty Therapy – Level 3 Hair & Beauty Full-Time
Beauty Therapy Intensive – VRQ Level 2 Hair & Beauty Part-Time
Book-Keeping – Level 1 Business Part-Time
Book-Keeping – Level 2 (January Start) Business Part-Time
BPEC Water Regulations Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
Brick L3 Diploma Construction Part-Time
Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons) top-up Business Full-Time
Business, Leadership & Management Foundation Degree Business Full-Time
Change Management Business Part-Time
Childcare and Education L3 Childcare & Early Years Full time
City & Guilds 2357-44 Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
Community, Public Health and Social Care BA (Hons) top-up Health & Social Care Full-Time
Computerised Accounts (SAGE) – Level 2 Business Part-Time
Computerised Accounts (SAGE) – Level 1 Business Part-Time
Computerised Accounts (SAGE) – Level 1 (January Start) Business Part-Time
Computerised Accounts (SAGE) – Level 2 (January Start) Business Part-Time
Contemporary Art & Design Practice BA (Hons) top-up Art, Design & Media Full Time
Creating and Enhancing Relationships Business Part-Time
Creative Arts with Acting Performance Foundation Degree Music & Performing Arts Full-Time
Creative Arts with Media Production BA (Hons) top-up Art, Design & Media Full-Time
Creative Arts with Media Production Foundation Degree Art, Design & Media Full-Time
Creative Arts with Music Production BA (Hons) Top-up Music & Performing Arts Full-Time
Creative Arts with Music Production Foundation Degree Music & Performing Arts Full-Time
Creative Arts with Performance Arts BA (Hons) top-up Music & Performing Arts Full-Time
Customer Service Ambassador Business Part-Time
Early Years BA (Hons) top-up Childcare & Early Years Full-Time
Early Years BA (Hons) Top-Up (Part-Time) Childcare & Early Years Part-Time
Early Years Foundation Degree Childcare & Early Years Full-Time
Early Years Foundation Degree (Part-Time) Childcare & Early Years Part-Time
Effective Delegation Business Part-Time
Electrotechnical Experienced Worker L3 C&G 2346-03 Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
English for Speakers of Other Languages Skills for Life English as a Second Language (ESOL) Part-Time
ESOL Functional Skills Entry Level Maths English as a Second Language (ESOL) Part-Time
Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) English as a Second Language (ESOL) Part Time
GCSE English Functional Skills & GCSEs Part-Time
GCSE Maths Functional Skills & GCSEs Part-Time
Health & Social Care L3 Health & Social Care Part-Time
Human Resources Practice Business Part-Time
ILM Leadership & Management – Level 4 Business Part-Time
ILM Leadership & Management – Level 5 Business
ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management Business Part Time
Inspection & Testing – 2391 Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
Internal Quality Assurance Level 4 Qualification Teacher Education Part-Time
Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring Business Part-Time
Introduction to Performance Management Business Part-Time
Learning and Development in the Workplace Business Part-Time
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) Community Learning Part-Time
Level 1 Diploma in Progression Community Learning Part-Time
Level 2 Customer Service Community Learning Part-Time
Level 2 Diploma in Personal Development for Employability Community Learning Part-Time
Level 2 Diploma in Skills for the Fashion Industry Community Learning Part-Time
Level 3 Assessing Awards and Certificates Teacher Education Part-Time
Level 3 Award in Education & Training Teacher Education Part-Time
Level 3 Award in English for Literacy & Language Teaching Teacher Education Part-Time
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Teacher Education Part-time (daytime/evening)
Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs Teacher Education Part-time
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development Sport & Academies Full-Time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development Sport & Academies Full-Time
Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice (CIPD) Business Part-Time
Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development Sport & Academies Full-Time
Level 3 Understanding Autism Childcare & Early Years Part-time
Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training Teacher Education Part-Time
Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management/Organisational Learning and Development (CIPD) Business Part-Time
Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management (CIPD) Business Part-Time
Mandatory Care Certificate Training Health & Social Care N/A
Motivation and Engagement Business Part-Time
Personal Development – Taking Control Business Part-Time
Plumbing & Heating Level 2 NVQ Only Plumbing & Electrical Delivered in the Workplace
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE L7), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE L6) & Certificate in Education (Cert ED L5) Teacher Education Part-Time
Project SEARCH Supported Internships Project Search & ELS Full-Time
Publish, Share and Integrate – Using Social Media Business Part-Time
Remote Working Skills with Mailchimp Marketing Taster Business Part-Time
Social and Community Work (Integrated Health and Social Care) HND Health & Social Care Full-Time
Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) HNC Sport & Academies Full-Time
Strategic Leadership and Management Business Part-Time
Time Management Business Part-Time
Unvented Hot Water Course Plumbing & Electrical Part-Time
VRQ Hairdressing – Level 2 Hair & Beauty Full-Time/Part-Time

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.

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Explore our
campus

Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.

Calderdale College Campus

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Percival Whitley Centre

G
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F
  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E
  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D
  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C
  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B
  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A
  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy

Inspire Centre

IC
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

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