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Go Higher

We attract many higher education students from areas outside of Kirklees due to our reputation. Our higher education students believe they can go higher with Kirklees College.

Why study with us?

Our Higher Education programmes are taught through a mix of lectures, practical sessions and tutorials, by our highly-qualified higher education staff team.

Many of our tutors combine teaching with their own freelance careers and professional practice, helping students make the link between the classroom and the workplace.

Great results

We are justifiably proud of the successes of our students, both in terms of their academic success and also achieving their ultimate goal, whether that is promotion, a change of career or further progression in Higher Education.

Our annual graduation ceremony celebrates the successes and achievements of our students.


Our Higher National programmes have been designed to fit in with the requirements of busy lives.  Use this to find employment or continue with a further year of study to achieve a Higher National Diploma with us, or you can enter part-way on to a degree programme.

I’m hoping to go to uni and then go on to do teaching in a college environment, so further education.

Amelia Grey
Full time student of the year 2015, equine studies

I would encourage others to come to college because of all the options available.

Katie Houghton
Course: National diploma in Animal Care

The course has been life changing, I feel like I've moved into a new chapter. I've always loved the outdoors and the course has given me a greater understanding of what’s around me.

Rachael Burnett
Course: Countryside Management level 3

Very happy students!

The National Student Survey (NSS) gives final-year undergraduate students across the UK the opportunity to express their views on key aspects of their learning experiences at college or university. For the second year running, overall satisfaction of our students is amongst the highest in the region at 92%.

Teaching Excellence Framework

The Government is introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which aims to recognise and reward high quality teaching in higher education.

The TEF aims to:

  • Provide clear information to students about where the best provision can be found.
  • Encourage providers to improve their teaching quality.
  • Help the UK drive productivity by ensuring a better match of graduate skills with the needs of employers and the economy.
  • Ensure better outcomes for all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What does it mean for students?

  • The TEF aims to assist higher education providers in giving students high quality experiences and outcomes.
  • Each provider with a TEF award will be rated as Gold, Silver or Bronze.
  • The TEF gives students an opportunity to work with their higher education providers to understand current performance including both highlighting areas of excellent teaching and identifying further improvements.
  • For future students, the TEF will provide clear information about the quality of teaching and where students have achieved the best outcomes, to inform their choices.

Students’ guide to TEF

student guide teaching excellence


Students selected for exceptional achievement or major progress at Kirklees College attended a glittering awards ceremony to receive their prize.

Initial work has started this week to clear the land which will see two brand new educational facilities built in the heart of Dewsbury town centre.

A recent Government report states that the existing arrangements for post 16 education and training in Kirklees are the best option for the area.

Kirklees College’s specialist animal centre in Huddersfield now has its own library after students requested one.

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

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