The College

Here at Kirklees College we are dedicated to providing students with the best education experience available.

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.

The college boasts over 13,000 students across full time study, apprenticeships and part time courses, offering students of any age and background one of the best opportunities to achieve their goals in education.

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.

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

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More information


 KC Chronicle October 2019

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Did you know?

  • We received a Beacon Award for Staff Development by the Association of College’s (AoC) in 2015
  • Kirklees College is the official education partner of Huddersfield Town AFC
  • We have professional links with local businesses who provide our students with many work based opportunities through our KC Works scheme

Our full time students boast an impressive 98% pass rate of their courses

1 in 4
HE firsts

Over a quarter of our Higher Education students graduate with firsts in their degrees


We have approximately 1,000 members of highly experienced and dedicated staff


We have an approximate total of 13,000 students including approximately 4,000 full time students

Kirklees College success stories 2015/16

Check out our staff and student’s success stories through the 2015/16 academic year!

Kirklees College