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If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?
Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.
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Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors
Salary: £37,294 - £131,310
Predicted 3.2% increase in jobs by 2023
Art, Music, Media, Performing Arts, Business, Computing, Science, Travel and Tourism and Foundation Learning
Children and Families, Health and Social Care, Sports, Public Services, Sports Academy, Hair, Beauty, Media Make Up and KC Futures
Brickwork, Joinery, Plastering, Plumbing and Electrical
Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Fabrication and Welding
Animal Care, Equine Studies, Countryside, Agriculture and Landscaping
COMING SOON - We’re hosting a series of Virtual Open Days in November.
We have some new Health and Safety guidance to help students keep safe at Kirklees College, including risk assessments and updates.
We offer the widest range of Apprenticeships across West Yorkshire, training over 2000 apprentices each year in 30 occupational areas. Contact our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team today to find out more.
Kirklees College has launched its new Cycle or Walk to College initiative.
As part of the new initiative, the college is encouraging its students and staff who live two miles away or less to cycle or walk to college from September, where possible.
We have a range of Microsoft Office Specialist courses available. Go to our online store to find out more
Learning with Kirklees College
This is government legislation and applies to all students irrespective of which institution they study at.
PAD (Progression, Achievement and Development) is a student’s personal learning journey supported by a dedicated Progress Coach focusing on their individual progress, needs and goals.
We provide you with a range of opportunities to enrich your studies, suited to your interests and career goals. You will not only have fun but develop skills which employers are looking for, providing you with an edge when you go onto employment or Higher Education.
Everything you need to know
Some courses may require you to dress in accordance to the industry standards, for example, chef whites for kitchen classes and tunics for Hair and Beauty, but the rest of the time you can wear what you want.
Yes. We have a fully equipped gym at our Huddersfield Waterfront Centre which offers FREE membership to our students. The gym includes free weights, cardio machines and exercise classes.
Yes. Approximately 500 of our Level 3 learners enrol at some of the country’s top universities every year. They have gone onto study some amazing degrees including Optometry, Zoology, Criminology, Midwifery and many more.
You will pick one subject to study full-time. Your chosen subject will form part of your study programme which is designed around your individual needs, your education and employment goals.
We are dedicated to providing our students with the best education experience possible. As part of your course, you will do at least 30 hours of work placement, to help you gain an insight into an industry, build your confidence and learn skills that are valued by employers.
Vocational courses combine theory and practical learning that relate to a specific job or career sector you are interested in working in. You will study for approximately 18.5 hours a week to develop advantageous skills that employers want and should increase your chances of securing a job within your preferred area.
With an Apprenticeship, you will earn a wage whilst you work. It’s usually four days a week working, supported by one day a week of study at college. Employment must be secured to become an apprentice.
We’re always here to support you
We are committed to supporting you during your time at Kirklees College. We want you to have a fulfilling experience and achieve your very best. To help us to do that we encourage you can talk to us about anything, from learning support… to advice on future employment and careers. We’re here to support you.
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Tyler Roberts started his Apprenticeship journey in 2016 by successfully completing an Entry-Level Motor Vehicle course at Kirklees College.
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Progress to Higher Skills
It’s time to elevate your learning as you continue your development and explore the educational opportunities available via our wide range of Higher Skills learning options. Whether this is the next stage of your educational journey or you are developing within your chosen career, our outstanding reputation and commitment attract a high number of candidates. We offer the flexibility to study for a higher qualification, Level 4 upwards, that suits your needs and timescales, from an HNC or HND to a chance to study for a degree on.
An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to start your career. Available across a wide choice of industries, by securing an apprenticeship in an area that interests you, you will receive practical, relevant training and excellent work experience whilst earning a wage. We train approximately 2,000 apprentices over 30 occupational areas. Our apprentices are employed at over 1,000 companies throughout West Yorkshire.