- We are rated Good for FE and Outstanding in our Apprenticeships.
- Staff are highly qualified and experienced, and use their skills well to motivate their learners and apprentices.
- “Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”
- “Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”
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Taught by professionals with up to date experience in specific fields, the subject matter can range from construction skills to hairdressing, beauty, holistic therapies, design, acting, dancing, sport, science, health, childcare, law, business, computing and so on.
Complete and return the application form at the back of this prospectus or apply online at www.calderdale.ac.uk. After that we will arrange an interview for you to find out if the course is suitable for you. If successful we’ll offer you a place—sometimes conditional upon grades you get in your exams.
Once at College you will be allocated a Personal Tutor, who will get to know you and will be your first port of call for support. Specialist staff and resources such as counsellors, learning support tutors and careers advisors are available to give you whatever support you need. Individual needs can differ greatly and we work hard to help you to overcome your personal challenges, be they physical or medical or should they involve emotional and mental health.
If you need it we will organise support you can rely on, by liaising with friends, family, professionals or organisations to help you make the most of your time at College.
If you have a disability, a medical condition, or a learning difficulty it would be really helpful for us to know, then we can identify and support any needs or requirements you might have in relation to study or attending College for courses or interview/assessment. You can tell us on your application form of anything you think might be relevant.
Anything you tell us in relation to your support requirements will not affect your chances of acceptance on a course and will be treated in the strictest confidence. The College is committed to supporting its learners and spends substantial amounts of its funding on learner support, helping learners receiving support in the last academic year to achieve a 98% achievement rate.
Your development is regularly reviewed. You also have group tutorials to cover personal development, careers education and action planning.
You will regularly review your own progress through self-review and with your personal tutor, allowing you to set objectives to help you to achieve your goals. Your personal tutorials will also help you develop your CV, consider career or university options and develop your ability to assess your own performance.
You may need to spend some ‘homework’ time researching on the internet or working in College on a particular project. For instance, Performing Arts learners may want to rehearse outside of normal course hours. The more work you do at College, the less you’ll need to do at home!
It’s also important that you attend College regularly and your tutors will monitor attendance to help keep you on track with your studies. In some areas, especially academies, attendance determines your access to additional enrichment programmes.
Learners who find themselves in financial difficulties can get confidential advice on financial assistance from Student Services.
In some subject areas, you can study right up to degree level at Calderdale College, degrees are awarded by partner universities, Bradford University, Huddersfield University and Leeds Beckett University.
The College has many CCTV cameras in and around the buildings on the main site and at other locations. You can feel secure in the knowledge that these are monitored 24/7.
Our services are open to anyone on GCSE and A Levels results days for advice and guidance.
of students go on to employment or further study
Recent Ofsted 2018
- Engaging with around 4,500 students.
- Engaging with 3000 employers.
- 9/10 Students go on to employment or further study.
- 90% of apprentices gain full employment at the end of their apprenticeship.
- £8 Million was invested into the new Inspire Centre in 2011.
- £6 Million was invested into the new Technology Centre in 2013.
- Our professional cookery kitchen Cusine 1893 was opened in 2014.