At Bradford College, we’re committed to going the extra mile in providing a quality learning experience so that you can go further in life and work.
We offer a huge range of career focussed courses for school leavers and adults which can be studied full or part time. These include part-time, career-focussed undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. For a list of courses full time further education courses click here.
Our priority is to give you the edge when it comes to employment by equipping you with the skills and knowledge required by today’s employers. That’s why most of our full time courses have links with industry, include real work experience and come with support to plan your career or own business. For information on all our Apprenticeship courses please click here.
The quality of our further education courses was highlighted by Government Ofsted inspectors in 2008, who rated the College as “Good” with many “Outstanding” features.
This is no average college – our pass rates for further education courses are far better than the national average. For long courses (more than 24 weeks in duration) our pass rates are 93% compared to 91% nationally; and for short courses (up to 24 weeks in duration) they are 96% compared to 92% nationally.
Our tutors are a talented lot. Government Ofsted inspectors have highlighted good teaching and learning and our students sing their praises with 98% stating that the quality of teaching on their course is good.*
*Source: FE Student Perception of College Survey, December 2011
Our talented tutors are experts in their field and our success rates are far better than the national average with 94% of our students passing their chosen course, placing Bradford College at joint second in England when compared with similar further education colleges*. So if 97% of our students enjoy studying with us and 96% would recommend the College and their courses to a friend,** then isn’t it worth talking to us about your future career!
*Source: The Data Service
**Source: FE Student Perception of College Survey, September 2011
We have various sources of financial support for those aged 16-18 which you can tap into. These include our new Learner Support Fund (LSF) Grants, which replace the EMA in 2011/12. Our LSF Grants provide a premium bursary, substantial bursary and top-up bursary for those who need financial help (subject to meeting eligibility criteria). For more information on this contact our Student Finance Team on 01274 433246. Click here for further information.
We provide a safe and secure campus which contains top-notch facilities including modern classrooms, workshops and lecture theatres; well-equipped learning resource centres; a gym, restaurant, hair and beauty salons and café bars; and a digital and creative media centre. There is also the opportunity to join our active Students’ Union. Click here for further information.
We provide a safe and secure campus which was praised by Government Ofsted inspectors in June 2011: “The promotion of harmony and respect both within the college community and beyond remains clearly at the heart of the college’s work. Click here for further information.