A multi-award-winning College

Bradford College is a multi-award-winning College, with a national reputation for excellence in a number of fields.

The Marketing team with their Journey to employment bannersThe marketing team at Bradford College was shortlisted finalists for a prize in the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Marketing Excellence Awards in 2018, for its recruitment campaign that used an American road system theme to guide students along a journey to enrolling at the College.

Bradford College has been chosen by the Royal Shakespeare Company as a ‘lead’ school as part of the RSC’s national Associate Schools programme. 

The plastering department at Bradford College received a bronze award from British Gypsum, accompanied by a donation of plastering products and materials worth £5,000. The award recognises the College's high-quality training. 

Sports coaching lecturer Sam Messam, from Bradford College University Centre, has been honoured with a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) award in recognition of his excellence in teaching, scholarship and research.

Mally McIver

Mally McIver has been an outstanding coach for Bradford College and England and won Coach of the Year award at the Bradford Sports Awards 2018. He coaches disadvantaged and behaviourally-challenged youngsters in the Bradford area, and has been nominated by GB Boxing to work with the UK Boxing Performance Foundation.

Adam Pothecary - teacherAdam Pothecary, who teaches English language and literature at Bradford College, was recognised in Oxford University’s annual Inspirational Teachers Awards. It recognised the inspirational role he played for former student Rocco Memery, now studying at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

A Bradford College apprentice collected the trophy for Apprentice of the Year at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2017. Kieran Heptonstall, an apprentice with builders NDW Limited, impressed judges with his dedication to his job.


Bradford College pharmacy student Ben Smith has been named the top trainee in the country. He  collected the Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at the annual conference and celebration event organised by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians United Kingdom – APTUK.

Opthalmic student with award

A quartet of College students received prizes at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians awards 2017, held at Canterbury Cathedral.

Bradford College was announced as the winner of a TES FE Awards 2015 for the Outstanding Contribution to a Subject or Vocational Area and shortlisted for the award ‘Employer Engagement’.

Association of Colleges National Beacon Awards

Bradford College has been presented with a number of prestigious National Beacon Awards by the Association of Colleges for its outstanding contribution to Equality & Diversity, its innovative approach to developing and embedding Functional Skills (OCR Award) and for its excellence and innovation in Health and Safety. 

Buttle UK Quality MarkBradford College has been awarded the prestigious Buttle UK Quality Mark in recognition of its commitment to young people in and leaving care.

The Training Quality StandardThe Training Quality Standard – the highest accolade possible was awarded to Bradford College in recognition of its excellent work with employers. 


Bradford College Students’ Union triumphed in the National Union of Students Awards 2014 – winning the accolade for ‘Campaign of the Year’.

Our Students' UnionBradford College was announced as the winner of the first ever NEF Innovation Awards for: Best Example of Innovation in a STEM Course or Training Programme (Organisational).

Smashing the Guinness World records for the largest onion bhaji in the world in 2011Working in partnership with award-winning restaurant Prashad, Bradford College smashed the Guinness World record for the largest onion bhaji in the world in 2011 - this record is still held today.

Bradford College has been recognised for its provision of high quality training and excellent skills development for Hospitality - gaining a Silver Accreditation from the leading industry skills body, the Hospitality Guild.

Bradford College's women's boxing programme

Bradford College's women's boxing programme was the first project of its kind to be granted the ‘Inspire mark’, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises innovative and exceptional projects directly inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The David Hockney Building at Bradford College has been nominated for a number of awards, includingthe BIM4SME Awards, Concrete Society Awards, West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards, and the Construction News Awards.