About kirklees college


Kirklees College is a uniquely vocational college whose student community reflects the diversity of the local area. We offer inspirational teaching in industry standard, state-of-the-art facilities and ensure curriculum is developed with employers to enable students to progress.


Our mission is creating opportunities, changing lives and this is at the heart of everything we do. The college has a common set of values for both students and staff: Kindness, Unity and Excellence, and they define how we behave and interact with each other.

At Kirklees College we aim to foster an honest and compassionate approach to ourselves, our people and environment, develop a shared purpose across our community, and set a culture of high aspiration, expectation and success. We strive to be ahead of the curve in our approach to teaching and learning and be a first-choice provider for students and industry alike.

With over 10,000 students on full-time and part-time courses, and apprenticeships, we provide seven bespoke centres across the Kirklees region, from two main centres based in Dewsbury and Huddersfield, and dedicated learning centres for Animal Care, Construction, Engineering, Process Manufacturing and Higher Education. 


Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives

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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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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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.
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Together We Are Mighty

Together We Are Mighty encapsulates what we do best here at Kirklees College. It’s a celebration of our values of kindness, unity and excellence and a tribute to our staff and students and embody these values every day. Be inspired as we take you on an unforgettable journey into our KC Community, narrated by our Music student, Charlotte Bulloch.

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.
Want to know what it is like to be part of the KC Community? Kirklees College offers an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. As well as gaining a qualification, our students will have opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and gain work experience.

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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.