Great courses for 14-16 students

Coming to College can be an exciting step - an opportunity to learn new things, get useful qualifications and meet new people. At Bradford College we have lots going on and great facilities.

Part-time vocational courses

We have a range of part-time vocational options for young people aged 14-16

  • Childcare and Education
  • Construction
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Hospitality
  • Motor Vehicle Studies

You'll be in a small group with lots of tutor input, and you will build up a portfolio about your studies. These courses are great stepping stones to further study or employment.

Read our 14-16 prospectus to find out more.

Full-time pathways

Bradford College offers a number of pathways.

We offer Access to Further Education (Entry 3) and Access to GCSE (Level 1) programmes. The College's Transition Programme also starts in January 2019. All of these programmes offer you a mix of class-based learning, practical experience and employability and personal development skills. You can choose a vocational pathway from Childcare & Early Years, Construction, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy and Motor Vehicle Studies.

Our GCSE Pathway includes English, Maths and Biology GCSE with Employability Skills. You can choose a vocational option from Childcare & Early Years, Construction, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, or Motor Vehicle Studies.

Each student will have an individual Progress Coach to oversee their progress and their pastoral care whilst on the programme.

We also have a range of other full-time programmes available across the College. Please see the Further Education prospectus for more information.

Visit one of our Open Events to find out more.

Help with languages

The College also has courses specifically for young people who have English as a second language. Our English for Speakers of Other Languages course combines English with Mathematics, visual arts and understanding local culture. The courses are full-time and students are required to undertake an assessment prior to starting the course to ensure the most appropriate level is offered.

Electively home-educated learners

Parents and carers of electively home educated learners aged 14–16 (school Years 10 and 11) can make arrangements for their child to learn part time in College. Bradford College would expect to see evidence of engagement with the Local Authority EHE team prior to application, to demonstrate commitment to suitable home education. Parent/carers need to consider carefully their education provision for the remainder of the time. The College will not be held responsible for the education of the learner, as any arrangement would be for part-time study only to supplement suitable home provision, which is entirely the responsibility of the parent/carer.

We offer some financial support for young people registered for Elective Home Education.

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