Student Life

Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post-16) courses and work-based learning (Apprenticeships) as well as the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale, a Metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire.

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We offer a wide range of full and part-time courses in addition to work-based learning opportunities. Our history, tradition and expertise is in serving the needs of the local area. We do so by providing learning that helps students move into a career, progress in their existing career or completely change direction!

Our current students chose to study with us because of the range of subjects that we offer, the fun and supportive learning environment and the vocational nature of our courses. Higher award students also like the fact that they can study for a qualification locally.

Calderdale College has many state-of-the-art facilities, including the new £1.7m DigiHub. The Creative & Media Studios feature Mac Suites, a Green Screen Room, Photography Studio, Cinema & Exhibition Room, Computer Lab and a Recording Studio.


From joining sports clubs to running our Students' Union, there are various ways to feel a part of Calderdale College. Find our more about out Students' Union.

Our Full Works Salon is for students and run by students and is available to students who would like to enjoy discounted hair and beauty treatments.

Calderdale is home to a wide variety of characterful small towns and villages such as Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. Calderdale College is situated just a stone’s throw away from Halifax Town Centre which is a main commercial and cultural area with numerous high street chain stores, markets, a central library and a public transport hub.

Learn more about Calderdale here.