Welcome to Bradford College
At Bradford College we understand it can be difficult to decide what to do when you leave school and we are happy to help and advise you through this exciting yet sometimes daunting experience.
If you choose to study with us, you will benefit from quality courses, talented tutors who are experts in their field, success rates in line with, or above, the national average, outstanding facilities and a friendly and supportive environment.
Some of our students have joined us at age 14 and, by following our progression routes, have stayed with us to gain a degree in our University Centre several years later.
Our wide range of courses covers: Accountancy, Arts & Media Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing, Business, Catering & Hospitality, Computing & ICT, Construction, Early Years, Health & Care, Education & Training,
Engineering, Law, Optical Retailing, Science, Sport, Exercise & Fitness, Public Services, Travel & Tourism and many more.
Come along to one of our Open Events to:
- Have your questions answered by our academic tutors
- Get the low down on student life from our Student Ambassadors
- Learn about how you can receive first-class support
- Find out how to finance your study
Our next Open Event will be held on:
01 July 2017
For full details including times and venues and to pre-register for an Open Event, click on the 'Visit an Open Day' section of our website at:
Or, to enquire about a course call us on 01274 433333
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As one of the largest Further Education colleges in the country, we offer a wide range of career-focussed courses and services in fantastic facilities. The David Hockney Building, our award winning city centre campus, opened its doors to students in September 2014 and the brand new Advanced Technology Centre, specialising in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) subjects, welcomed students for the first time in September 2015. These new buildings complement our eco-friendly Trinity Green Campus and position us as one of the leading colleges in the UK.
The Government’s Ofsted inspection report following our last full inspection in September 2014 judged the College to be ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features. Ofsted inspectors graded the areas of ‘Health & Social Care’, ‘Early Years and Playwork’ and ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)’ as ‘Grade 1 Outstanding’.
Our courses are career-focussed and our priority is to give you the edge when it comes to employment by equipping you with the skills and knowledge required by today’s employers. Most of our courses have links with industry and many include placements offering you a taste of real work experience.
If sitting in a classroom is not for you, we offer a wide range of vocational courses that will prepare you for specific trades, crafts and careers.
Bradford College offers an excellent stepping-stone between school and employment, and we are committed to providing you with a quality learning experience, where you will be treated like an adult. All our courses have been developed with employment in mind so that you can go further in life and work.
Whilst you are a student at the College, you will have access to superb facilities in our eco-friendly David Hockney Building. These include modern classrooms, workshops, lecture theatres and well-equipped learning resources. We have the latest computers and limitless free wifi and breakout areas where you can relax and socialise.
Our Catering & Hospitality and Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing students run commercial businesses in The David Hockney Building which, as a student, you will be able to use. These include ‘The Grove’ Restaurant, Café Bars, Nail, Hair & Beauty Salons and a Spa all of which offer high quality at affordable prices.
We provide excellent sports and fitness facilities including a well-equipped gym in our Trinity Green campus which also houses the award winning Boxing Academy which is run jointly between the College and the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain and is backed by England Boxing, the governing body of amateur boxing clubs in England.
We have an active Students' Union of which, as a student, you will automatically become a member. In 2013, we were proud to accept the Further Education Students’ Union of the Year at the National Union of Students Awards and in 2014, we won the accolade for Campaign of the Year.
Please note: You can opt out of membership of the Students’ Union without suffering any unfair disadvantage).
In addition, we have an excellent Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) through which you can send messages to your tutor, submit assignments, download resources, communicate with your peers and access ebooks online. We offer multi-faith prayer/quiet rooms and, should you require it, you will have access to our confidential one-to-one Counselling Service.
Bradford College is a welcoming place to study and we excel at supporting our students. If you are still at school and would like to come to college, but require additional support, this can be arranged by contacting our 14-16 Schools Team
On 01274 433309 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively we are happy for your school to provide support.
If you are looking for information, help and advice, our excellent Learner Support team is available to enrich your student experience. They can give you careers advice and guidance, financial support, counselling. We also have a skilled and qualified specialist Disability Services and Learning Support team who can offer expert help with a wide range of physical impairments, emotional and mental health needs if required.
Fees and Financial Support
If you are aged under 19 and studying on a full or part-time Further Education course, you will not have to pay tuition or examination fees.
If you are aged over 19, you will be responsible for the payment of your course fees unless you qualify for fee remission, for which various criteria apply, or a 24+ loan.
For full details on the cost of courses or the eligibility for help with the payment of fees, contact our FE Registry Helpline on 01274 433088 or visit our website at:
The majority of school-aged learners at Bradford College succeed on their course and our pass rates are frequently higher than the national average. The learning environment, tutor support and commitment we have to helping young people all contribute to this success.
What Our Students Say:
In our latest Student Perception of Course Survey (End of Course):
98% of our students said “Teaching on my course was good.”
98% of our students said “The teachers knew their subjects well.”
96% of our students said “I have made good progress since I started my course.”
96% of our students said “The feedback I received was helpful.”
96% of our students said “I have enjoyed my course.”
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.