Whether you’re looking to take the first step towards your dream career or hoping to develop in your current role with a new qualification, you can study a degree right on your doorstep.


Our courses are both convenient and affordable, as all our degrees have a maximum of two study days each week and a variety of maintenance loans and bursaries are available to help you with your finances.

What careers could
a degree lead to?

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Sport & Academies

Courses Attendance
HND in Sport & Exercise Science Full Time

Access to HE

If you would like to study a degree but left school without the grades you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. Our Access qualifications are designed to give you the UCAS points so you can progress to a degree-level course after only one year of study.

Intensive courses in areas such as Health, Art & Design and Social Sciences are available at Calderdale College and prepare students for study as an undergraduate. Around 90% of applicants successfully gain a place at university upon completion of their diploma.

The awarding body of our Access to HE courses is One Awards and by studying with us you are guaranteed an interview with the University of Huddersfield, providing you meet the University’s eligibility criteria.

Finance Support

There is a range of financial support available to help you throughout your studies, from loans to cover your fees to bursaries to help with living costs.

  • Tuition fee Loan
  • Maintenance Loan
  • Childcare Grant
  • £500 Level 4 bursary
  • Advanced Learner Loan

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Why choose Calderdale College?

Study on your doorstep. Based only 5 minutes from the centre of Halifax, our University Centre is easily accessible so you can continue your daily life around your classes.

Study flexibly. You could be in college just two days a week for a full-time course and one evening a week for a part-time course, meaning you can study around your other commitments.

Learn from experts. Our tutors have a wealth of industry experience to give you the most up-to-date knowledge and skills for your career.

Study for less. Studying with us is more cost effective than a traditional university. With our lower course fees and funding support, there is nothing to stop you from achieving!

Enjoy smaller class sizes. Study support is key at our University Centre and smaller class sizes give you more one-to-one support than at a larger university.

Our employer commitment. We’re dedicated to working with employers to ensure our courses deliver the knowledge and skills relevant to the sector.

University Centre Partners

Do you…

Want to become part of a close-knit community of around 300 students and industry-experienced tutors with access to high quality academic skills support.

Studying with us…

Gives you access to superb on-site facilities for learning, sports and meeting new people.

Why Calderdale…

Our competitive fees and local position help to make your studies more affordable and convenient too.

You’ll enjoy…

The support of our careers and student well-being teams as well as helpful tutors, and there’s every chance you’ll make friends for life along the way.

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