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If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?


Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Featured Courses

Whether you’re revisiting the subject or elevating your learning to enable progression within your career we have a range of excellent courses.

If you’re looking to improve your Maths skills, we offer a range of courses to support your learning level, from revisiting the basics to problem solving to advanced specialism.

Designed for those whose second language is English, it will give you the skills expected by employers and improve your communication in the wider community.

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Community learning

We have hundreds of courses for you to enjoy both online or in an appropriate learning environment adhering to current learning guidelines. From Spanish to wine tasting, craft to cookery, get in touch today to find out how you can broaden your horizons.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can offer so many opportunities to train in a new profession, upskill or help get you back into work. Find out more about how Apprenticeships could work for 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 info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

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

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

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

We’re always here to support you

We are committed to supporting you during your time at Kirklees College. We want you to have a fulfilling experience and achieve your very best. To help us to do that we encourage you can talk to us about anything, from learning support to advice on future employment and careers. We’re here to support you.

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We have a range of Access to HE courses in Art and Design, Health Science Professions, Social Sciences and Humanities, Childhood Studies, Business and Computing. Come and join us to discover more.

Our courses include an Access to HE Diploma in Art and Design as well as our HNC in Art and Design. Come and join us to discover more.

We offer a HNC and HND in Animal Management. Come and join us to discover more.

Centres & Facilities

You are at the heart of Kirklees College

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Did you know we have eight centres across Kirklees supporting students in all different pathways? Take a look around and get a better feel for college life and our fantastic facilities.
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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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Haven’t made up your mind on where you want to study this September? Don’t worry! Kirklees College is still accepting applications.