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
  • Public Services

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.

Full-time pathways

Bradford College offers a number of pathways.

Our Access to Further Education (Entry 3) and Access to GCSE (Level 1) programmes, which 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.

In addition, we offer:

  • a GCSE Pathway including English, Maths and Science
  • a BTEC in I.T.
  • our Princes Trust Achieve programme
  • a vocational option, including 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

Bradford College welcome direct applications to the College for electively home educated young people aged 14 to 16 (school years 10 and 11). Electively home-educated learners are able to access courses from across Bradford College, however, there is a limit to the number of hours a learner can study in College. Please contact the 14-16 team to discuss your individual case. We also offer some financial support for young people registered for Elective Home Education.

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