Calderdale College

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ

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About us

Calderdale College is an extraordinary place to study. A place where you will develop the ambition to go beyond your wildest dreams to reach your full potential.

Being the best is incredibly important to us and we know it’s important to you too. That’s why at Calderdale College it isn’t just about us and our achievements, it’s about you and yours. We have built a college that is inspired by our students’ needs and the needs of their future employers.

We know that every career path is different, so once you join us we’ll help you design your future, using the first class teaching, employer partnerships and top qualifications we have to offer.

Our passion and enthusiasm for education hasn’t gone unnoticed. For the last three years we have been recognised as the No1 College in West Yorkshire for student results. Out of 172 General Further Educational Colleges, Calderdale College is ranked 4th nationally and we are regarded as the Best College in the country for delivering Business and Law qualifications.

Our achievements don’t stop there, we are an OFSTED awarded Outstanding Apprenticeship provider, we work with hundreds of local and national employers to ensure our apprenticeship provision is the best in the area.

We’re also proud to say that we have been selected to be the first college in Calderdale to deliver a new technical qualification, T levels, which have been designed in collaboration with employers. T levels will help transform further education, by providing students with the knowledge and experience needed to open doors into a skilled job, higher apprenticeship or university through a mixture of classroom learning and work placements.

We understand that making the first step towards your dream career may seem overwhelming, but there is no need to worry. We’re here to give you the help and support you need to reach the decision that’s right for you.

Student support

When you join Calderdale College, our dedicated teams will work with you to make sure you feel safe, supported and are successful in your studies.

You will have access to a huge range of support programmes and provisions, including: 

- Course guidance

- Careers advice

- Financial & bursary advice

- Confidential counselling

- Access Workers

- Dyslexia Team

- Communication Support Workers

- Learning Link Tutors


What makes us different?

Calderdale College has been ranked the No1 College in West Yorkshire for student results for third consecutive year!!!