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14 - 16 Courses

9 out of 10 students went on
to further study or employment

Our Early College Transfer (ECT) programme allows you to study in a different environment and gain qualifications in English, Maths & vocational subjects.

Why choose Calderdale College?

We provide additional courses to enable young people who are home educated to acquire qualifications in a wide variety of subjects, depending on their interests and choice of career pathway.

We meet individual needs

Calderdale College have been successfully supporting young people who are home educated since 2014.

All our students on the ECT programme have a personalised timetable designed to meet their needs.

Individual timetables are designed from a range of vocational subjects and GCSEs/Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Applicants must have been educated at home for a minimum of 12 months and have provided evidence of appropriate education taking place at home to the local authority EHE team. The college provision is part time only, and intended to supplement education taking place at home.

The responsibility of the child’s education remains with the parents/carers.

What courses can I do?

Electrical Installation
Plumbing
Joinery
Engineering
Brickwork
Art & Design
Hairdressing
Beauty Therapy
Music Technology
Employability & Life Skills
Professional Cookery
Health & Social Care
Childcare
Business
Information Computer Technology
Multi-Trades
Public Services
Animal Care
Sport
Creative Media

  • This programme has helped build my confidence by meeting new people. My tutors are really supportive and helpful.
    - Lucy Garside, aged 15

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions. Call Christine Eckersley on 01422 399 332 or email christinee@calderdale.ac.uk

Did you know?

90% of students go on to employment or further study

OFSTED Good and Outstanding

We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!

Here’s what they said

“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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“Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”

View our OFSTED report here.