We are unrelenting in our ambition for students and colleagues and are proud to be known as the best college in West Yorkshire for achievement of students of all ages.
We strive to create a culture of excellence which recognises the skills, talents and commitment of everyone within our college community. We invest in our people and what we offer to ensure we are able to meet the challenging needs of our local economy and to create a resilient, sustainable college that meets the needs of the communities we serve.
So, we are innovative in our approach and provide a unique learning experience for students where they have the opportunity to work on live briefs from real businesses as part of their course, ensuring they are employment-ready before they move onto their next steps.
Support is in our DNA and we are dedicated to adapting our learning environment to ensure our college is safe, welcoming and inclusive to all.
We truly are ‘Calderdale’s College.’ Our college has been a key feature of our local district for 130 years and we have big plans for the future.
Read our Strategic Plan here
We prioritise employee wellbeing by offering resources and programmes that promote physical, mental and emotional health. By joining our team, you will have complimentary use of our gym and sports facilities, as well as free access to 24-hour counselling support, 7 days a week.
We aim to foster a culture of inclusivity and diversity, and believe that by creating a skilled and diverse workforce we can all benefit from every person’s unique experience and background to reach our full potential.
"I joined Calderdale College two years ago and now I’m Marketing Team Leader. The College has prioritised my development and given me the chance to take on more."
“My favourite time of the year is the summer Inspire Awards ceremony as it gives us chance to celebrate and reward our talented students.”
“We support businesses to grow and develop and this is hugely rewarding.”
“I love having the opportunity to work on interesting projects and collaborating with talented and amazing teams to bring positive change to people’s lives and the communities we deliver to.”
Our Francis Street campus is the largest and is currently undergoing a £7.5m transformation to improve energy efficiency as we strive towards zero carbon.
Spread across multiple floors in two large buildings, we offer a range of courses from this central Halifax base. From Animal Care and Digital to Sport and Childcare, our bespoke classrooms give students the chance to learn in an industry-standard environment. Working at this campus, you will benefit from a range of eateries and cafes which serve a variety of breakfast and lunchtime treats. Plus, we even serve Starbucks drinks!
Our specialist Brighouse Engineering Centre has been designed to enable businesses and students to thrive! This campus boasts a range of fantastic facilities, including a garage workshop, custom-built welding and fabrication area, electrical workshop with individual bays and an open space dedicated to milling and turning. This site also benefits from an Industry 4.0 Hub funded by the Brighouse Town Deal. This space puts high-tech manufacturing at the heart of the town’s future, showcasing augmented reality, advanced manufacturing and robotics.
In 2023, we launched a brand new bespoke Automotive Centre, based at The Printworks on Lightowler Road in Halifax, which gives students the chance to learn a wide range of skills, such as body work, paint and accident repair, as well as the fundamentals of servicing and maintenance, by working on real vehicles and engines.
Our Creative Arts students studying a degree qualification benefit from being based in the thriving, Grade II listed Victorian mills at Dean Clough. This space provides a wonderfully diverse mix of people and businesses and our students are lucky enough to have their artwork displayed in the renowned Crossley Gallery
“My apprenticeship has already had a massive impact on my career”