GCSE English is an essential qualification that provides a stepping stone to gain employment and access further education. This nationally recognised qualification is aimed at adult learners who wish to improve their reading, writing and communication skills. The course will allow learners to acquire skills which can be applied to all aspects of life, work and learning.

With studios at our Huddersfield Centre and Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury you’ll be able take advantage of our excellent facilities boasting state-of-the-art software, materials and equipment for you to learn, explore and develop your craft, as our talented teaching team guide you through an innovative experience.

We offer practice-based courses in Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion and Fine Art, which through study will open a world of possibility into these industry sectors, whilst giving you the opportunity to turn your creative passion into an industry recognised qualification and transfer your creativity into a career.

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There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

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We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Became the first Kirklees College student to pass his English GCSE with a grade 9

I really enjoyed studying at Kirklees College. Anyone that is thinking that they might want to get the English GCSE should just go for it. I’m so glad I did.


Studying towards her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

I moved from another college after feeling the course wasn’t for me, and after attending an open day I was impressed with the facilities and equipment here. The tutors give me great advice and feedback on my work, which has helped push me in the right direction and helped me decide what I want to do in the future.
Anneka Art and Design testimonial