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Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post-16) courses and work-based learning (Apprenticeships) and the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale, a Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire.

Events & Open Days

Events & Open Days

We organise and run a number of events ranging from open days through to awards ceremonies and graduation.

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Latest News

Latest News

Find out what's happening at the College and what our learners and staff are up to by reading our latest news stories and by following us on Twitter:

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Empty Space Theatre

Empty Space Theatre

Performing arts at Calderdale College has been established for more than twenty years with the range of courses having constantly expanded during that time to include all areas of the performing arts.

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Term Dates

Term Dates

Click below for the 2016/2017 term dates. Current year term dates are available on Student Moodle.

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Key Facts

Calderdale College engages around 4,500 learners, our main campus is at Francis Street, Halifax but we also deliver motor vehicle and engineering at our Motivate Centre, Halifax and hairdressing at Mark Riley Hair Academy in Brighouse. Recent highlights and successes include:

• Ofsted Report April 2014: 'Good with outstanding features'. Outstanding success rates for most 16-19 students, Outstanding outcomes for apprentices, Skills for employment – Teaching provides students with the skills needed for employment and Highly responsive to employers.

• In 2012 the College was awarded the Warwick Centre for Education and Industry, Excellence in Enterprise Education (CEI) accolade.

• Motivate, a centre for engineering and motor vehicle work opened in February 2014 and a new brickwork workshop opened autumn 2013.

• The £8million Inspire Centre opened in September 2011.

• In 2013 the Technology Centre was opened at a cost of £6m.

• Cuisine 1893, a state of the art professional cookery kitchen opened in January 2014

• Calderdale College Apprenticeships, the College's services to business arm, works with over 750 companies across the region.

• We have three educational sport partners; Halifax RLFC, FC Halifax Town and Pro-Coach Yorkshire Cricket (the training arm of Yorkshire CCC).

• Calderdale College have over 13 years’ experience of identifying, securing and managing funding to support individuals, businesses and communities across the North of England. We have secured over £100 million worth of funding, achieved a less than 1% error rating on all compliance visits and audits and worked with over 250 delivery partners to provide high quality training and support. Through our projects we have supported over 30,000 employers and engaged with over 90,000 employed individuals.

• In 2013 the College was awarded the Calderdale & Kirklees Quality Standard in careers, education, information, advice and guidance for providing excellent careers support to students.

• In September 2011 the College was nominated for an Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Learning and Skills TES Award.

• Calderdale College is one of only three colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region to win an Enterprising FE (Efe) Outstanding Enterprise Case Study award.

• Calderdale College's 2013 entry prospectus won the 'Best UK FE Prospectus at the Heist Awards.

• Calderdale College has been awarded the prestigious Training Quality Standard (TQS).

• Calderdale College has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Order of Distinction in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011.

• In 2011 the College was awarded Investors in Diversity.

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Calderdale College,
Francis Street,
Halifax, HX1 3UZ

+44 (0) 1422 357 357

Course Information:

+44 (0) 1422 399 399

Admissions Team:

+44 (0) 1422 399 316