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Welcome to Hugh Baird College

About us

We are one of the largest providers of education and training in the area, delivering over 300 courses to more than 7,000 students. We offer courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 3, Apprenticeships and University level courses, Foundation Degrees and Degrees.

Working closely with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and employers, we are continuously reviewing and developing our curriculum offer to ensure our students have the best opportunity to progress, whether it be into employment or further study. We also want to ensure that students are able to train to the highest standards with the very best opportunities to progress.

We have launched the L20 Hotel School where the qualifications delivered will fulfil the needs of the Liverpool City Region tourism sector and help provide well trained and job ready students to the city’s growing visitor economy.

We are also responding to the exciting Super Port developments right on our doorstep by creating Port Academy Liverpool, which offers port operations courses that allow our learners to forge careers in this exciting, global and well paid sector.

The personal support we offer our students is outstanding and our learners tell us they like our safe and secure campus, and the friendly multicultural atmosphere. It’s a grown up environment where people treat each other equally and with respect.

We are continually looking to develop our facilities and this we have opened our new state-of-the-art gym and fitness centre in collaboration with Lifestyle Fitness. The centre is accessible by students and staff as well as being open to members of our local community.

This complements our newly designed cafes and restaurants and our new L20 Building which houses our University centre, Business Development Centre, performance centre, cafe and community library.

Facilities available

L20 Building

Our ultra modern multi-million pound facility the L20 Building, based on Stanley Road, houses a dedicated University Centre with open-plan study areas for students studying our University level courses. The development also includes a multi-purpose performance arts space for public events - ranging from school productions to conferences, a public library, learning resource centre and a café with an outdoor seating area.

Health and Fitness

Our state-of-the-art Lifestyle Fitness gym provides you with facilities and activities to keep you fit. As a full time student, you can use these facilities for a special reduced rate. Sports students will also utilise these facilities for a special rate during their course.

L20 Restaurant & Cafés

These outlets are run by our L20 Hotel School hospitality students and the restaurant team. Menus are planned to maximise the students’ learning experience and prepare them for employment in the industry. Menus vary from simple food presented in a contemporary style in The Restaurant, to grab and go options in the Cafes

Media Studios & Art

Our refurbished studios have the latest industry standard equipment ranging from music mixing to retail display areas.

Student Dining

The College has newly refurbished refectories and cafes in each of its main buildings, providing cost effective refreshments and meals. With comfortable seating and internet cafe areas, the refectories are great places to relax with friends.


We offer a range of enrichment activities available to all our learners aged 16 – 19. You could choose from football, rugby, dodgeball, netball, racket sports, basketball, badminton and more. Undertaking enrichment sessions provide you with the opportunity to meet new people, develop new interest, gain further skills and strengthen your CV.

Learning Resource Centres

We have three Learning Resource Centres, which have books, trade magazines, DVDs and electronic resources to help you with your course. With dedicated study areas, complete with computers, you can do coursework, research and assignments in a peaceful environment.

Free Wifi

We have free WiFi access throughout our campus. This ensures that you can continue your studies wherever you are in the College.

Hairdressing & Beauty

Our hairdressing and beauty studios provide a range of treatments and are open to both students and the general public. The hairdressing, barbering, beauty salons and nail studios are equipped to the highest standard.

L20 Flowers

The store is open to the general public and students and is located on the Stanley Road side of the Balliol building. Our staff include some of the most highly qualified and experienced florists in the country and our prices are very competitive.

L20 The Salon

The salon is open to the general public and students and is located on the Stanley Road side of the Balliol building.



Additional support

The 16-18 Bursary Fund has been set up to help learners aged 16-18 participate in further education. The fund has two elements, the 16-18 Bursary package (Discretionary Bursary) and the ICAP Bursary (Guaranteed Bursary).

16-18 Bursary Package

The 16-18 Bursary Package (Discretionary Bursary) has been carefully developed with one goal in mind... to help support our students across the areas that are most important. The package includes:

·         Term-Time Travel Pass (must live more than two miles from the College)

·         Subsidised Meals


Are you aged 16-18 and claiming Income Support or Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance? Are you in care or a care leaver?

You could be entitled to an ICAP Bursary (Guaranteed Bursary) worth £1,200. Any ICAP support agreed is unique to each student and is flexible to suit individual needs. 16-18 Scholarship

As well as the 16-18 Bursary Package we offer our 16-18 year old students the opportunity to apply for additional support via a range of scholarships. All of our scholarships are worth £1,200 per year for up to two years and are open to both new and progressing students. That’s a massive £2,400 that could help towards your studies!

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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Key information


  • A: Hugh Baird College
    • Address:
    • Hugh Baird College
    • Balliol Rd
    • Bootle
    • Liverpool
    • L20 7EW
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01513534444
    • More information:
    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300