About kirklees college

Kirklees College is situated in the heart of West Yorkshire and boasts seven bespoke centres across the Kirklees region, from two main centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, to specific learning centres in Animal Care, Construction, Engineering, Process Manufacturing, as well as the Pioneer Higher Skills Centre which is dedicated to higher education and higher skills.

Kirklees College is uniquely vocational and offers a wide range of 16-18, higher education, adult courses and apprenticeships taught by industry experienced tutors to provide learners 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 in 30 occupational areas.

Kirklees College is committed to serving the local communities and businesses throughout the Kirklees region, working with over 1,000 employers around West Yorkshire.

Our Vision

A college at the heart of its community providing inspirational teaching and ensuring curriculum is developed with employers, enabling all students to progress.

Our Values

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.

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Kindness

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
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Unity

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
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Excellence

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

People

  • An excellent culture in which to work and learn.
  • A dynamic interconnected digital learning experience

Performance

  • A fantastic student learning experience with great outcomes
  • Strong, sustainable financial performance

Position

  • 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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Senior Leadership

Our senior leadership team is made up of a collection if dedicated staff members who strive on a daily basis to deliver the highest quality across our teaching, learning, support and college life as a whole.
Take a lcose look at the team and contact them with any of your questions or concerns.

Staff & Students

We are extremely proud of our College Community consisting of over 1000 highly experience, dedicated staff teaching up to 13,000 students, of which 4,000 are full time.
There is a wide breath of diversity in our student community and we encourgae all of our students to get involved in college life.
The College Corporation is responsible for the overall functioning of Kirklees College. The Corporation oversees the college’s strategic direction, financial performance and quality of service provided to learners and the community.
Open days are an excellent opportunity to get a real feel for what our college offers, from courses to fantastic facilities and passionate teaching staff.
Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of a collection of dedicated staff members who strive on a daily basis to deliver the highest quality across our teaching, learning, support and college life as a whole.

Take a close look at the team and contact them with any of your questions or concerns.

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.