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Project Search &
Employability and
Life Skills

Providing life skills
and independence
These courses have been designed to support your transition to employment. We do that by providing real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people with disabilities make successful transitions to a productive adult life.

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Are you…

A young person with intellectual or physical disabilities who needs a bit of extra support to get a paid job?

Are you…

Ready for work and want to develop your skills to allow you to progress to the next stage?

Do you…

Want to progress onto vocational courses within the College and the community, which will lead to eventual employment opportunities?

Do you…

Want to meet new friends whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification?

Why study at Calderdale College?

At Calderdale College we provide skills training and career exploration, job coaching, and close tuition from a supportive, dedicated team who will expertly train you in how to secure a job.

Rewarding jobs are out there for you. We give you the foundations to help you get them, and prove you can be successful in a wide range of roles.

We are focused on making you more employable to a wide range of employers and we have tutors who understand the complexities of your disabilities and know how to maximise your true potential.

We have excellent facilities for you to learn in, and provide stimulating, motivating learning experiences that you will thrive on.

We give you practical advice and skills that will take you into the workplace.

What careers could
our courses lead to?

*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job

What will
I study?

Whether you take part in a Project Search Internship or our Employability & Life Skills programme, you will learn a  range of skills. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email adviceguidance@calderdale.ac.uk for more info.

All students will receive our full support in their work and studies and we will always be on hand for anything we can do to help.

Be the best you...

Taster

Project Search

Project Search Internships

Project Search, a new initiative in Calderdale, is helping young people with learning disabilities to prepare for life in the workplace.

FAQS

FAQs

Got a burning question or would just like to get a better feel for life at College? Browse our FAQs page to find out more.

Boredom Buster

10 Riddles to solve

We've put together 10 riddles. Let us know how many you can guess without peeking at the answers.

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

Click on one of the letters below to see more

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