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Welcome to Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre


KIRKLEES COLLEGE

One of the biggest further education colleges in the country, Kirklees College is passionate about helping young people and adults achieve their ambitions.

Every year, hundreds of students leave the college equipped with the skills, experience, qualifications and confidence they need to be forge a successful career or continue on in education.

Whether you are interested in learning about animal care, brickwork or hairdressing, Kirklees College is the first step toward your dream career.

We offer a vast range of vocational courses, at a variety of levels, all of which are tailor-made to suit your needs, regardless of what results you have had before.

OPEN DAYS IN HUDDERSFIELD 2017

Visit one of our fantastic centres, talk to teaching and support staff and find out more about the course you would like to do at Kirklees College.

Visit one of our fantastic Huddersfield centres, talk to teaching and support staff and find out more about the course you would like to do at Kirklees College.

OPEN DAY DATES:

Saturday 18th November 10.30 – 12.30 (last entry 12.00)

Saturday 27th January 10.30 – 12.30 (last entry 12.00)

Tuesday 20th March 5.30 – 8.00 (last entry 7.30pm)

Tuesday 3rd July 4.00 – 6.30pm (last entry 6.00pm)

Book your place on an open day now by clicking here

How to apply

If you are at a school in Kirklees your application should be via UCAS Progress. If you are not at a school in Kirklees, or your school does not have access to UCAS Progress, you will need to complete an application form. Application forms can be downloaded from our website

Once we have your application we will send you an acknowledgement. We don't usually start interviewing until January, although popular courses may interview before then.

All applicants are invited to attend an interview. This usually takes place at college but in some instances it may be in your school. Interviews can either be individual or part of group activities.

For some courses you may be asked to complete some tasks, for example online testing, a short piece of writing, an audition or spend the day in the course environment. Your interview letter will explain to you what your interview involves.

If you are applying to the Sports Academy, you will need to register an interest to have an open trial.

If you are interested in attending a trial contact us via email at sportsacademy@kirkleescollege.ac.uk or by phone on 01484 437053 to book your place or for further information.

For more information on the sports academy click here

Taster sessions
To make sure the course you choose is right for you, the college offers taster sessions for all full time courses. These practical sessions will give you a taste of college life before you come to college.

For more information, tel: 01484 437092 or email: schoolsliaison@kirkleescollege.ac.uk      

Advice and information  

For more information about the college and its courses contact the information office. Open weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays), tel:01484 437070 

About us

The ‘top 10’ things you need to know about college life.

1 - It's more like being at university because you don't have the restrictions of school. You'll be treated like an adult.

2 - There are no bells - you are expected to manage your own time.

3 - There's no standard lunch hour. The snack bars are open all day so you can grab something to eat whenever you want.             

4 - There's no uniform. Though for some courses, like catering, you'll wear the clothing you would in industry.

5 - You will have free time during the day for study. You can go to the library and of IT centre. If you need time to relax with your friends, head to the Students' Union lounge or go into town, just five minutes walk away.

6 - When you study at college you study in an adult atmosphere that requires self-discipline and motivation. You're expected to be responsible and think for yourself. 

7 - It's more like a job than school and you'll spend time in industry you want to work in. Most courses at Kirklees College involve a work placement. You may get to work for multi-national companies, at major sporting or cultural events or even abroad.

8 - College day doesn't always start at 9am and finish at 3.30pm.          

9 - Many courses include talks from experts, day trips and residentials (sometimes abroad) to give you a better insight into and understanding of your chosen career.          

10 - Although you have a certain amount of freedom your course comes first. Your personal tutor will keep a close check on your progress. If you are struggling to organise yourself or your studies they will be there to support you. They will do everything possible to help you achieve your qualification.

 

Facilities available

Kirklees College is not only one of the biggest colleges in the country, but we are also one of the highest performing colleges in England, over the last five years our students have earned overall pass rates of 94%.

We have a range of centres across Huddersfield, including our state of the art Huddersfield Centre to our specialist centres including: Engineering CentreBrunel Construction Centre, Taylor Hill Centre for animal care, landbased and equine studies as well as our Engineering Centre. We also have a brand new state of the art Process Manufcaturing Centre that opened in 2016.

We have a lively Students' Union, where you can get involved in societies, clubs, events and trips, meet new friends and take part in activities in the college's dedicated social areas.

Our library services provide extensive resources and reference materials. Open most evenings, the libraries are a great place to study. You can also explore progression and access information in our careers libraries.

Impressive IT suites across the college mean you are never too far away from a computer. Get your projects and assignments printed at one of our print rooms with a student discount.

You can access a number of course-related services across the college centres. Why not meet your friends for lunch in one of the college's restaurants or cafe bars? We even have a Starbucks on site!

You can get your hair or nails done in one of the college's newly refurbished hair and beauty salons. Treat your pets to a good grooming at the award winning eco-friendly animal care centre, Taylor Hill.

You can also join our on-site gym at Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter, giving you access to exercise equipment and a wide programme of classes from yoga to spin classes.

Additional support

Supporting you
We want you to get the most out of your time at Kirklees College. There is extensive student support available to make sure you are productive and successful.

Financial support
Studying a course at Kirklees College could be the best investment you ever make – and there is more financial help available than you might think.

Financial support can include help with childcare for young parents, the learner support fund and the new bursary to help with travel and other costs; contact the learner financial support team for more information, tel: 0800 8046134 or email:finsupp@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

If you’re aged 16-18 you won’t need to pay fees for your full time course.

Additional learner support
Additional learning support is available to students who may need extra help because they have personal or family problems, difficulty managing their behaviour or a learning difficulty or disability.

For more information contact:
Dewsbury Centre: 01924 465916. Ext. 2300
Huddersfield Centre: 01484 437941

Hearing impairments
Dewsbury Centre: 01924 465916 ext. 2206 or 01924 436206 (direct voice/text line)
Huddersfield Centre: 01484 437000 ext. 7060

Make sure you highlight your needs on your application and enrolment form.

Careers service
The careers team can advise you about the right course, level and qualification for you, before you begin your study. They can also give you guidance to help you make your decision about your future, whether you want to find a job or go to university.

Dewsbury Centre: 01924 465916 ext. 2226
Huddersfield Centre: 01484 437000 ext. 7406
careersservices@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Counselling service
If something is concerning you or causing you upset, you can access the college counselling service to talk about your problems confidentially.

The college counsellors are qualified and experienced and will offer unconditional respect and regard, without judgement.

Pastoral support

As a student you will have a personal tutor who meets you regularly to monitor your academic progress and personal development. Your tutor can give you advice and guidance and help you with any personal issues that may affect your performance at college.

The pastoral support team can support you with issues, including transition, bullying and harassment, drugs and alcohol misuse, or homelessness.

 
English and maths support
If you have any difficulty studying or problems with maths and English, the college can offer support. These skills are important to help you pass your course and move on to further study.
 
For more information tel: 01924 465916 ext 2298 (Dewsbury) or 01484 437000 ext 7044 (Huddersfield).
 
Safety and security
We want you to feel safe at college and expect all students to behave sensibly. A specialist security team and a security video system are in place for your safety. All staff and students are required to wear a college ID card at all times as proof of identity.

Learner success

Every year the college presents awards to students from all curriculum areas at the annual College Outstanding Learner Success awards (COLS).

During the celebration, the Principal presents each student with an award for their achievement, or for overcoming adversity to achieve success.

At the last presentation, the Principal remarked: “You should all feel extremely proud tonight. It’s no mean feat to be nominated for a college award. You have been picked out from 15,000 students at college because you are special."

For more student success stories see our news section of the website, follow us on Twitter or like our page on Facebook.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Engineering Centre
    • Address:
    • Turnbridge Road
    • Huddersfield
    • HD1 6RA
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01484437000
    • Website:
    • www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The college's specailist Engineering Centre opened in August 2012 and includes:
       
      Maintenance and fabrication workshops, CNC and mechanical workshops, demonstration areas, classrooms, a rolling road and spray booths.
       
  • B: Huddersfield Centre
    • Address:
    • Information Office, Huddersfield Centre
    • Waterfront Quarter
    • Manchester Road
    • Huddersfield
    • HD1 3LD
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01484437000
    • Website:
    • www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
       
      The new centre offers:
       
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.
       
  • C: Brunel Construction Centre
    • Address:
    • Old Fieldhouse Lane
    • Huddersfield
    • HD2 1AG
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01484437141
    • Website:
    • www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The Brunel Construction Centre specialises in construction courses and has recently undergone considerable investment to improve its facilities.

      These include plumbing and electrical workshops, making it an even better place to become successful in your chosen trade.

  • D: Taylor Hill Centre
    • Address:
    • Taylor Hill
    • Huddersfield
    • HD4 6LE
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01484437184
    • Website:
    • www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The award-winning eco-friendly Taylor Hill Centre houses the college's animal care and countryside management courses.

      The £1.6m development features a turf roof, wind turbine and solar wall.

      The centre has a tropical butterfly habitat, beehives, extensive outdoor facilities and wildlife ponds.

  • E: Hargate Hill
    • Address:
    • Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre
    • Glossop
    • SK13 6JL
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01457865518
    • Website:
    • http://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Animal care and equine students can take advantage of the facilities at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre, Glossop.
       
      The modern centre caters for 150 horses and a variety of other animals. It helps students learn essential practical skills.
       
      Situated on the edge of the stunning High peak National Park, Hargate Hill also features tranquil lakes and 150 acres of beautiful countryside.
       
  • F: Process Manufacturing Centre