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Adult Learning at Kirklees College

At Kirklees College we are here to support you across all areas of learning, from hobbies to degrees courses, whatever you’re looking to learn, we can help you achieve your goal. We have hundreds of courses to choose from, either online or at one of our college campuses. Whether you are looking to impress with a new skill, gain a new qualification or upskill in your current role, there is no better place to start than Kirklees College.

If you’re looking to return to the work place, an Apprenticeship maybe right for you. Apprenticeships can offer so many opportunities to train in a new profession, upskill or get back in to the work place.  You can quickly and easily search all our courses, from adult part-time and short courses, apprenticeships to online learning, simply click on the link to right and see where we can take you.

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Everything you need to know

In some subjects yes, classes could be mixed age groups with 19+ students working alongside 16–18. This is usually in very practical subjects, for example, Construction classes, Hair and Beauty.

In some subjects, we have adult-only groups, e.g. Access, Counselling but it depends on the course you are studying.

We offer a range of English and Maths qualifications for adults that take place during the day or on an evening. You can study at one of our main centres (Huddersfield or Dewsbury) or in the community. These courses are usually free to anyone who is eligible to study in the UK.

That depends on the course you have chosen to study. Some courses could be eligible for fee remission. Our Customer Service Team will assess you based on some basic personal information to see if you qualify for a free course. If you do have to pay, then it could be that you can pay in instalments, or the course could be eligible for a student loan.

The college Information Team can provide guidance with this, please contact them on 01484 437070 or email

All students can access our careers service for information, advice and guidance. The Careers Team will help you complete your application and personal statement. They offer workshops and drop-in appointments. All students can access HE week which takes place every May, with local universities coming in to talk to students about the options available.

Some courses which are funded by central government; under devolution deals, have been transferred to funding from local areas.


If you live in one of these areas (e.g Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region), we cannot claim any funding for your studies, therefore we will contact you and reserve the right to ask you to pay full course fees , or you can withdraw your request to join the course.