About kirklees college

Kirklees College is a large, successful, further education college committed to serving the people of Kirklees and the surrounding area. The College has two main sites located in Huddersfield and Dewsbury alongside specialised vocational centres in Engineering and Process Manufacturing, Construction and Animal Care. Offering academic and vocational courses, students benefit from a varied curriculum, state of the art facilities and exceptional resources. The College works with over 1000 employers both in the region and nationally.

Founded in 2008 as part of a merger between Dewsbury College and Huddersfield Technical College, Kirklees College has become one of the biggest colleges in the country, offering a wide range of courses and study options.

Kirklees College is also committed to serving the local communities and business throughout the Kirklees region, working with over 1000 employers around West Yorkshire.

The college is entrenched in the heart of West Yorkshire and boasts nine bespoke centres across the Kirklees region, from two main centres based in Dewsbury and Huddersfield, to specific learning centres in art, animal care, construction, engineering, media and performing arts as well as a brand new centre for process manufacturing.

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.

Inclusive

Nurturing

Supportive

Pride

Integrity

Respect

Excellence

Strategic Objectives

The College has a strategic focus on providing the skills, knowledge and expertise required to address skills shortage areas and support economic growth in Kirklees and the wider Leeds City region. Activities are aligned to achieve our objectives and are monitored by the college Senior Leadership Team and Governors to ensure we continue to deliver best practice.

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

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The new Pioneer Higher Skills Centre will have fantastic facilities including a coffee shop and bistro, gallery, creative workshop, photography studio and much more!
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Interested in studying at Kirklees College? Visit us at one of our 2019 / 2020 Open Days to #MakeItHappen with us!
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Haven’t made up your mind on where you want to study this September? Don’t worry! Kirklees College is still accepting applications.