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.

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From moving up the career ladder to making new friends, our Higher Education & Adult courses reward you in more ways than one.

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.

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 new friends along the way.

For mature students aiming to progress to a degree course, we offer Access to HE courses that are designed to give the entry requirements for a degree within one year, full-time.

Intensive courses prepare students for a degree with around 90% of applicants successfully gaining a place at university. The awarding body for our Access to HE Diplomas is One Awards.

Professional qualifications are designed to put you on the next step of the career ladder. The awarding bodies  we work with include:

  • ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management)
  • CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
  • AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
  • City & Guilds

Our partner universities and awarding bodies fully support our vision of widening access to higher education for local people.

We partner with:

  • The Open University
  • University of Huddersfield


We also offer Higher National Qualifications which are awarded by Pearson.

Our teacher education offer includes a range of courses to prepare and train teachers.

From a Level 3 Award that supports those at an early stage in their career (such as Teaching Assistants), to the PGCE in lifelong learning that trains those who already have the expertise and subject-specialist knowledge.
Our partners include:

  • The University of Huddersfield
  • City & Guilds
  • NCFE

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