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

Why choose Calderdale College?

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.

Be a part of Calderdale

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 and the surrounding area.

Inspire Centre

Calderdale College’s Inspire Centre offers state of the art sports facilities to students, staff and the local community.

Our wide range of facilities include a fully equipped Fitness Suite with an extensive range of Technogym cardiovascular and resistance machines along with a brand new free weights area.

Facilities also include: A 3G synthetic Football pitch, full size grass pitch available for both Football and Rugby, a sprung floor dance studio, double sports hall with markings for 2 Netball courts, 5 a side Football, Basketball, Handball, Futsal and much more.

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.