About kirklees college
Kirklees College is situated in the heart of West Yorkshire and boasts seven specialist centres across the Kirklees region, making it one of the largest further education providers in Yorkshire. Each of our centres are unique and include two main centres in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, and specialist centres for construction, engineering, process manufacturing, animal care and higher education and skills.
Kirklees College is uniquely vocational and offers a wide range of 16 – 18, higher education, adult courses, T Levels and apprenticeships taught by industry experienced tutors to provide students with hands-on experience in their chosen career path.
As well as full-time and part-time study programmes, Kirklees College is one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the UK. Each year, we train over 1,000 apprentices with over 1,000 employers. In 2023, we were proud to be ranked in the top 10 further education colleges for apprenticeship achievement in England.
We are also one of the region’s top training providers for professional courses and work closely with a wide range of national and local businesses to offer training opportunities for employees.
Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives
A college at the heart of its community providing inspirational teaching and ensuring curriculum is developed with employers, enabling all students to progress.
Kirklees College welcomes all students who want to learn. The college has a common set of key values for both students and staff that are at the heart of everything we do. The values define who we are and how we behave and interact with each other making Kirklees College a vibrant, inclusive, educational experience.
An honest and compassionate approach to ourselves, our people and our environment
- Embrace a spirit of appreciation and helpfulness
- Be respectful and considerate to our Kirklees College Community
- Speak the truth with courage and professionalism
A shared purpose across our Kirklees College Community
- Collaborate for the common good and celebrate success
- Establish positive trusting relationships
- Build connections to share our ideas, information and knowledge
A culture of high aspiration, expectation and success
- Take ownership and be ambitious
- Encourage determination and innovation in others
- Always seek to develop and improve performance
Strategic Goals 2022-2025
- An excellent culture in which to work and learn.
- A dynamic interconnected digital learning experience
- A fantastic student learning experience with great outcomes
- Strong, sustainable financial performance
- Recognised by employers and students as the provider of choice in Kirklees for higher technical skills.
- Every centre demonstrates strong civic responsibility
- We play an influential role in combating climate emergency
Governors & Governance
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Staff & Students
Kirklees College: Together We Are Mighty
Download and read a poem written by our staff
You are at the heart of Kirklees College
The new Pioneer Higher Skills Centre is now open, with fantastic facilities available, including a coffee shop, creative workshop, photography studio and much more.
Discover more about the support available at Kirklees College.
Watch our virtual tour of the Huddersfield Centre, our £70m modern centre offers world-class facilities over nine floors.