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University
Centre

Calderdale College has been granted University Centre status and we are the first University Centre in Calderdale. Our students gain a degree-level qualification while studying locally. From moving up the career ladder to making new friends, our Higher Education & Adult courses reward you in more ways than one.

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University Centre at Calderdale College

Watch the video to see why you should study at Calderdale College and find out where one of our University Centre courses could take you.

Sport, Academies & Public Services

Courses Attendance
Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) HNC Full-Time

Competition Time!

You have been given the task of “writing” an essay, using our Lockdown Learning tips. Complete the tasks by Friday 17th July and submit your entries to kirsty.sanderson@calderdale.ac.uk for the chance to win an iPad!


Entry is open to Year 13s, Level 3 students, and those aged 18 or over. The winning entry will be published as a blog, alongside your name and age.

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 socialising.

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.

University Partners

Why Calderdale College?

Learn from the experts – many of our tutors work in industry, with a wealth of knowledge, experience and employer contacts to set you apart from the rest.

Remain local – your ideal qualification may be on your doorstep at a fraction of the price.

Save money – Calderdale College offers flexible financial solutions which means there is nothing to stop you from achieving! Studying at the University Centre Calderdale College is more cost-effective than studying at a university. Your tuition fee loan only needs to be repaid once you earn over £21,000 per year.

Enjoy small intimate class sizes with excellent study support compared to university and full or part-time courses to fit around your lifestyle. Our dedicated study support helps you to achieve your learning goals.

We’ll ensure that you have the right sort of support to help them realise your full potential. We also have an award winning careers advice and student services team, who are on hand to offer information, advice and guidance.

We work closely with employers to ensure our courses deliver the skills and knowledge they need in the workplace and that you need for your chosen career.

We have broad range of degree courses to choose from, across a wide range of subject areas from Childcare and Creative Arts to Business and Sport and a wide range of professional qualifications on a part time basis from CIPD and ILM to AAT.

What careers could
our courses lead to?

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

University Centre
Bursary

Receive a £500 Bursary when enrolling on a foundation degree or HND at our University Centre.

Level 4 Bursary
The University Centre has introduced a Bursary Scheme worth £500, for new full-time Level 4 students. The money can be used on study materials, help with the cost of travel or covering costs associated with trips and external visits.

Eligibility for this Bursary Scheme will be based on good attendance and progress in your studies. Each eligible student will receive their first instalment of £200 in December, a second instalment of £200 in February, and the third and final instalment of £100 in July.

For more information about the Bursary Scheme please get in touch:

E-mail: HE Bursary Team – HEBursary@calderdale.ac.uk

For a full list of the University Centre’s regulations and policies please click here.

Calderdale College have been awarded a TEF Silver rating for Higher Education provision

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Graduation

Graduation 2018

Calderdale College 2018 graduates take centre stage.

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.

Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

If you are studying a higher education course at the University Centre you can apply for funding to help cover your fees and living costs from Student Finance England.

Top Tips

Lockdown Learning

We've put together some top tips for studying at University level.

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.

Case Study

Stacie's Higher Apprenticeship Story

Stacie is studying for a Level 4 NVQ and BTEC Diploma in Business Administration at Calderdale College.

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
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • 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