16 - 18 Courses

9 out of 10 students went on
to further study or employment
Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post-16) in Calderdale, giving you the skills to progress.

Why choose Calderdale College?

Calderdale College engages around 4,500 learners. Our main campus is at Francis Street, Halifax but we also deliver motor vehicle and engineering at our Motivate Centre, Halifax.

Fantastic Facilities

We have a number of state-of-the-art facilities including Motivate, a centre for engineering and motor vehicle work, and our new DigiHub Creative & Media studios which opened in 2018.

Local Partnerships

Our educational sport partners are; Halifax RLFC, FC Halifax Town, Bradford Dragons Basketball Club and Brighouse Town Womens FC.

Which course level should I study?

At Calderdale College we offer a range of vocational Further Education qualifications for students aged 16-18. We offer VRQs, Apprenticeships, A Levels, T Levels and BTECs. If you are unsure on which qualification is right for you visit our Further Education Qualifications Explained or Higher Education Qualifications Explained pages. Alternatively, get in touch on 01422 357 357 or email [email protected].

T Levels

As of 2021, we are delivering T Levels in Business, Childcare & Early Years, Digital and Health & Social Care. T Levels are a brand new qualification that allow students to study both inside and outside the classroom – think of it as a mixture between an Apprenticeship and a BTEC! Learn more about T Levels here.

Students will spend 80% of their time in a classroom and 20% on a work placement. A T Level qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This combined learning offer will place you in the best position for progression onto Higher Education and your future career. 

OFSTED Outstanding

We were rated Outstanding in Adult Education & Education for Young People!


“Current apprentices make excellent progress in developing relevant work skills and attitudes.”

Here’s what they said

“Knowledgeable and well-qualified lecturers and training officers use a range of effective methods to ensure that students and apprentices make good progress from their identified starting points.”

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“Learners benefit from very high-quality classrooms and other learning environments.”

View our OFSTED report here.

Discover our Motor Vehicle courses at our NEW bespoke Automotive Centre.

Discover our Motor Vehicle courses at our NEW bespoke Automotive Centre.