Welcome to Bradford College

Our award-winning college is a friendly, welcoming place to study with a good reputation for offering outstanding support to our students in all areas of College life.

Having been presented with a National Beacon Award for outstanding contribution to Equality and Diversity by the Association of Colleges and awarded the Training Quality Standard – the highest accolade possible in recognition of its excellent work with employers, our track record speaks for itself.

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State-of-the-art campus

Our new campus, The David Hockney Building, named after famous Bradford College alumnus and internationally acclaimed artist, David Hockney has transformed the learner experience using new styles of learning, which embrace cutting edge technologies.

Outstanding support and quality education

Our reputation has been for outstanding support and quality education and training for over 180 years.  Each year we deliver hundreds of courses to approximately 23,000 learners from across the globe. We are also the fourth largest college in the country and the largest provider of Higher Education outside of the university sector in England.  

With a strong professional emphasis, our students benefit from more taught hours and tutor contact time than at many universities.  In most cases, group class sizes are smaller than at other universities. Our proven reputation is based on industry experience, excellent teaching and a commitment to student success. More students choose to study for a degree at Bradford College than at any other college.

Our most recent full Ofsted inspection was in 2014, and we were delighted to receive a report that highlighted aspects of outstanding leadership, good teaching and learning and outcomes for learners. Find out more…

High student satisfaction rates

98% of students said they were enjoying their course, 96% of students said that they would recommend their course to a friend and 96% of students said they liked coming to College.

These high satisfaction rates are mirrored by high pass rates by programme area, in many cases are above the national average. Find out more…


Bradford College secures relevant work placement opportunities for every student on a full-time course and works closely with Beacon Recruitment to achieve this.  Many of our students go onto enjoy successful careers in their chosen field after studying with us.

Not sure what you want to do?

Come and talk to us.  We are here to help you every step of the way.  We have years of experience and you can choose from a staggering choice of courses, a variety of career-focused subjects and qualifications to start you on the right career path. Our teaching staff are dedicated and highly qualified, and totally committed to ensuring every learner develops to their full potential.

Our mission

To help students from the region, nationally and internationally, achieve their potential and make a rewarding contribution to their own communities

An inspirational place to learn

Colleges provide high quality, professional, technical and specialist education and training. Attending college provides exciting new experiences and opens you up to an education that challenges you and inspires you in new ways.

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The College is categorised as: a 'further education corporation as defined by the further and higher education act 1992'. 
Our VAT registration number is 974 8170 81.