- We are rated Good for FE and Outstanding in our Apprenticeships.
- Staff are highly qualified and experienced, and use their skills well to motivate their learners and apprentices.
- “Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”
- “Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”
ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION STATEMENT
Calderdale College is committed to widening participation in Higher Education. It offers ‘non-traditional’ undergraduates the opportunity to study for a BA Honours qualification through flexible and part-time routes.
A large number of students come from backgrounds that do not traditionally enrol in higher education.These students are supported by the College to be successful through its inclusive teaching, academic skills support and a package of support from Learner Services and the Learning Centre staff.
To further this work in widening access and participation to higher education, the College is currently writing an Access Agreement that will include a package of further support and enhancement that will be agreed with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).
The agreement will allow the College to increase its tuition fees for higher education, while using the increased income to deliver targeted initiatives to support students to be successful. This agreement will come into force in September 2018.