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Increase your confidence

Take part in our taster sessions and competitions to see what we can offer you!

Taster Sessions

Taster sessions are a great way for you find out about a subject area and decide if it’s the right option for you. Our taster sessions are open to students in years 9-13.

We offer sessions targeted to Years 11-13 during October to December and sessions targeted at Years 9-10 from January to Easter, as well as Year 9s during Easter to June.

If a taster session takes place during the school day then you will need to get your school to sign the booking form authorising you to miss school.

For twilight sessions (after school hours) just complete the booking form and return it to us with a parent or guardian’s signature. We will then send you further information about attending the session.

Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and are free to take part in. Sessions will run subject to minimum numbers.

Please note: we will need at least one weeks’ notice for you to book onto a taster session.

Download the Taster Sessions booklet for more information and the booking form.

Student Competitions

Young Chef of the Year 2017

Our Hospitality and Catering department is hosting the annual Young Chef of the Year competition! We would like to invite budding chefs from all our surrounding schools to take part.

The competition aims to find aspiring young chefs, provide them with guidance and encouragement in their chosen career and allow them to showcase their culinary skills.

This year we are looking for even bigger and better recipes and ideas! Our previous winners achieved great things and now is your chance to do the same.

The competition will be split down into heats before heading into the final at the end of 2017, when the winner will be announced.

Deadlines for entries will be Monday 20 March 2017, before the first round heats begin on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

The following heats will be on Tuesday 2 May 2017 for the 2nd heat, before the 3rd heat on Tuesday 9th May.

The final will be held on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

To enter the competition please download and print out the competition guidelines, as well as the entry form. Please fill in the entry form and send it to

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Portrait Photography Competition 2017

We have launched our photography competition to find the best photographer from our surrounding schools.

We want you to capture an image that will define your generation, so you will need to capture your own portrait of contemporary youth culture. Yes, you can even do a selfie as long as it is original.

The competition is for year 9-11’s only.

How to enter

To enter in to our photography competition you must send up to five pictures and your entry form in an email to

The entry deadline for the competition is Friday 28 April 2017. Winners will be shortlisted on Friday 26 May and will be invited to our amazing end of year show CREATE at Batley School of Art on Friday 16 June 2017, where we will announce the winners of the competition.

For further details of the event contact or call 01484 437092

School Competitions


Has your school got what it takes to be the best?

Our Matchfit competition pits schools from surrounding areas up against each other in a range of activities in sport and public services.

Schools can enter teams of 8 to 10 students, mixed female and male teams, open to students in Year 9 to 12.

The competition is free to enter and will take place on 17 May 2017.

For more information on the Matchfit Competition, or to register your teams contact our student recruitment team on or call 01484 437092


The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Innov8 challenge  is back for 2016/17.

Innov8 is a competition run throughout Kirklees and Calderdale, to crown the most innovative and enterprising students. Hosted by our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, the competition is all about innovation, imagination, passion and entrepreneurship.

The competition will be held on the following dates:

Day 1 – 20 June 2017 – 9:30am – 12pm

Day 2 – 23 June 2017 – 9:30am – 12pm

Day 3 – 27 June 2017, 1pm – 3:30pm

For more information on the Innov8 event please download our competition guidelines.

To confirm which date you would like to sign up for and to book your teams in please contact our student recruitment team on or call 01484 437092 to reserve your place.

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All School Football and Tag Rugby tournaments

We will be hosting two tournaments this academic year to see which school has the best football and rugby teams.

The tournaments will consist of eight teams playing seven-a-side, with a maximum of 10 players per squad.

There will be separate competitions for both male and female teams to find out which school is the best.

The football tournament will be held on Tuesday 5 April 2017 from 4pm-6pm, whilst the tag rugby tournament will be on Tuesday 7 June 2017 4pm until 6pm.

To sign up your team, and to find out more about the football and rugby tournament contact or call 01484 437092

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Open Days

Book on to one of our open days.

Open Days are a great way to find out about Kirklees College and what we have to offer.

They give you the opportunity to look around our facilities, talk to our experienced teaching staff about the course you would like to study as well as find out about the support that is available to you when studying at Kirklees College.

We also have people from all areas of college life to help you with deciding what course to study. Where possible all curriculum areas have activities taking place or current students available to answer your questions.

Centre tours

We would like to offer you the opportunity to visit our centres. We can give individuals and school groups a guided tour of our facilities as well as information about our centres.

Whether you want to see our brand new process manufacturing centre, go see the hard working students at Brunel Construction or if you want to see our awesome facilities in our main Huddersfield Centre, such as our amazing air cabin simulator, gym, and brand new to this year, Starbucks.

Contact our student recruitment team at for more information on our centres or to book on to a tour.

Junior Chef Academy

Do you love food and cooking? Why not sign up for our exciting Junior Chef Academy?

Our Junior Chef Academy is a cookery course that offers students aged 10 years to 16 years the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills. Foods on the course will be a mixture of sweet and savoury dishes from around the world, using seasonal produce when available, which can be replicated at home.

All dishes will be produced using a variety of skills learned throughout the course.

The Junior Chef Academy course will run every Wednesday from 5pm-7:30pm for 6 weeks.

Huddersfield Centre

Price £85

Sports Academy trials

Year 11’s we want you! If you want to study at Kirklees College, you can come and try out for our sports academies!

We have academies in boxing (boys and girls), football (boys and girls) and rugby (just boys).

The open trials will take place at 4pm until 5:30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Our football academies have developed an exciting partnership with semi-professional side AFC Emley, so both male and female sports academy students have the opportunity to play semi-pro for AFC Emley’s Under 19s teams!

The academy trials are just for the male and female football academies, as well as the male rugby league academy. If you’re interested in our boxing academy, you can attend our taster session at Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing club on Tuesday 9 May 2017, 10am until 3pm.

For more information about the academy trials please contact or call 01484 437092.

If you are interested in signing up to our boxing academy, you can attend our taster session later this year at Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club.

Family fun days

Looking for an amazing day out for the family? Why not come to our free entry family fun days at the home of our favourite animals, our eco-friendly Taylor Hill Centre!

All of our animal areas will be open during the events and you will get to see our reptiles, birds, farm animals and much more! The entire centre will be open to the public and there will be a great range of activities for you and your family to take part in.

The activities will include cake stalls, face painting, tombola, animal quiz and much more fun for all the family!

We will be holding two family fun days this year for you to come and enjoy.

Our first family fun day will be on Saturday 10 December 2016, where we will be holding a special Christmas Fayre.

We will also be holding a Summer Fayre on Saturday 6 May 2017.

For more information about our family fun days please contact our Taylor Hill Centre on 01484 437184.

Kirklees College and Pulse 1 are inviting local schools to take part in a unique and creative challenge.

Are you aged 14 to 16 and love cooking? We're launching our successful Young Chef of the Year competition for the fourth year in a row.

Kirklees College is hoping its seventh year of partnership with Huddersfield Town will be a ‘lucky 7’ for the club

Kirklees College Deputy Principal June Durrant has stepped up to Acting Principal following the retirement of Peter McCann.

School pupils enjoyed finding out about how chemistry impacts on our everyday lives at an event at Kirklees College.

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