University Centre Partners

Being a part of HE at Calderdale means, not only do you have access to first class teaching resources, but if you choose to study on a degree awarded by a partner university, you will also have access to a range of their resources.

Our Partners

Our partner universities fully support our vision of widening access to HE for local people. At the same time the partnerships ensure that we can provide you with the very best opportunities and expertise to make your study experience exciting, interesting and, most importantly, valuable in terms of your own journey.

University Centre Partners

The Open University

The Open University is one of the largest and most entrepreneurial universities in the UK and offers in partnership with Calderdale College a variety of awards such as: FD and BA (Top Up) Early Years and FD and BA (Top Up) Sound and Music Technology.

University of Huddersfield

We are proud to work with the University of Huddersfield to offer the PGCE and Certificate in Education through the University’s nationally recognised Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning and Skills sector. Not only was the University of Huddersfield voted the University of the Year 2013 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, but it was also second in the Guardian Education Subject League Table for 2014 and is one of only ten Centres in the UK recognised for excellence in teacher training.


Edexcel (Pearson) is the largest awarding body in the UK, offering an extensive range of academic and vocational qualifications and training to colleges, employers and many other learning environments in the UK and globally. Courses on offer include Higher National CertificateS and Diplomas (HNCs/HNCs).

Professional Qualifications

At the Calderdale College Higher Education Centre we also offer professional qualifications, designed to put you on the next step of the career ladder. Our professional courses are awarded by a number of bodies including: ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), AAT (Association of Accounting Technician), One Awards and City & Guilds.

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

CHESS 2018 Results

91% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depths.

89% agree that: The skills I have developed during my time in Higher Education will be useful for my future career.

NSS 2018 Results

90% agree that: The course is intellectually stimulating.

86% agree that: I feel part of a community of staff and students. My course has challenged me to achieve my best work. Staff value students’ views and opinions about the course.

CHESS 2018 Results

82% agree that: My learning has benefited from modules that are informed by current research. Staff are good at explaining things.

80% agree that: I have been able to explore academic interests with other students. I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course.

NSS 2018 Results

81% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and to bring information and ideas together from different topics.

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