Welcome to Harrogate College
Whether you are cooking within a working restaurant, assisting models at a fashion show, providing beauty treatments to the public, caring for children in a play group or acting in front of a live audience, you’ll be guaranteed an enjoyable and valuable college experience.
We want you to enjoy your time at Harrogate College and to help you make the most of your study time and free time too.
Harrogate College offers you a wide range of exciting courses to enable you to reach your career potential. The College has a reputation of offering a range of vocational opportunities meaning that you can choose a course that’s right for you, which will develop skills that today’s employers are looking for.
Working with local businesses and organisations provides students with the opportunity to work on live projects to demonstrate ‘real’ work experience and develop your CV as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The College provides outstanding student support including careers advice, course information, guidance and support, and counselling, there is always someone available to listen and help you. Harrogate College also offers a range of social activities designed to help you make the most of your leisure time while you study at the College.
Harrogate College offers courses for everyone, so whether you’re leaving school or want to progress your career studying an evening course, we’re sure to have a course for you. The College also has an excellent record of employer engagement, offering business training solutions to provide a highly skilled workforce, including apprenticeships, accredited courses and bespoke training.
Mission Statement and Values
The College Mission is: Innovative and enterprising people enabling excellent learning for employability and social fulfilment
The College Values are:
Harrogate College has a wide range of facilities to make your student experience as enjoyable as possible, these include:
Hair & Beauty Salons
Fully equipped salons that have everything you need to treat yourself, whether it is a cut and blow dry or highlighting and tinting. The Beauty Department also offers a range of treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures as well as waxing and tanning.
- Hot & Cold Breakfast options (8.30-11am)
- Hot Dishes of the day (11.30am-2pm)
- Passion Coffee shop
- Deli Sandwiches
- Toasted Panini’s
- Muffins & cakes
- A full range of snacks & confectionary
- A selection of newspapers and magazines
- Takeaway Service
- Cash machine facility – free cash withdrawals*
- Subject to bank terms and conditions
The College restaurant offers a fine selection of menus to suit all tastes and budgets. You can visit for a quick bite to eat with a takeaway, or choose from the regularly changing menu inspired from dining around the world. Look out for the themed evening once a month.
The Image Fitness Suite is available on a limited membership basis offering tailored fitness programmes using a range of resistance and cardiovascular equipment. The facility offers an opportunity to exercise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes.
IT and Media Suites
Harrogate College has a range of PCs, scanners, laptops and other equipment for you to use to support your course work. There are also a number of Apple Macs, with design software including Adobe CS3 Illustrator and Photoshop for any practicing designers.
Student Coaches are part of the Student Services team and are deployed in each school. Their primary role is to provide support for full time students in the form of group and one-to-one tutorial sessions as part of the student Personal Development Planning. In liaison with tutors and school management teams they help identify vulnerable students and develop strategies to support them. They also offer advice to both students and staff on the range of support available through Student Services, and where appropriate signpost to other agencies.
Contact the Student Coaches:
Transition and Welfare Support
Harrogate College provides welfare advice and transition support to students, carers and families.
For more information contact:
Tel: (01423) 878242
Counselling Service – 01423 878340
The Harrogate College Counselling Service provides free, confidential and professional counselling and is available to all students. Anyone can refer themselves to us, or be referred by a member of staff, and can come for counselling regarding any issue, whether it is personal or work/study related.
91% of our students progress to further study or employment*
*Hull College Group Student Destination Survey 2015.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Harrogate College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.