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Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

David Hockney Building, Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY

Event Postponed -

We’ve been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and have come to the decision that our upcoming Open Event which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st March 2020 at the David Hockney Building is now postponed to a later date. We will continue to monitor the situation and reschedule the event at an appropriate date.

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Are you ready to visit our next Open Event? 

Our open event aims to ‘bring careers to life’ by highlighting the exciting range of subjects we offer and the huge range of jobs, careers and training opportunities that our courses, apprenticeships, and degrees provide.

Our friendly tutors will talk to you about our subjects and will promote the types of careers, salaries/earning potentials available and what you can expect from our courses. You will also be given the chance to take part in hands-on activities, interactive sessions, presentations and quizzes and tours of our campus and facilities.

Are you ready to make your mark? 

If life after school sounds daunting, don't worry, there's a whole new world out there ready for you! At Bradford College you are encouraged to be more independent and responsible for your own learning to prepare you for life after college and to help you become career ready.

You can learn about the huge range of Further Education courses we offer including GCSEs,  A Levels, NVQs, Diplomas, BTECs and Apprenticeships.

We also welcome adult learners who may want to take up a new interest, learn something new or study for a promotion/career change on our part-time and learning for leisure courses.

View our latest open event video below:

Are you ready to progress with HE?

As one of the largest Colleges in the country, and a large provider of Higher Education (degree level study), including Teacher Training and Apprenticeships we offer subjects to suit all interests, with great progression opportunities via routes into employment or further study. 

Get ready to discover our career-focussed Higher Education courses, and how you can progress onto a degree at Bradford College. Our HE courses include HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees Honours Degrees and even Postgraduate study, such as our Masters programmes and PGCEs. We can help you navigate your University application, including UCAS Extra in 2020.

Why should you attend?

In addition to career zones and subject information stands, tutors and students will be on hand to talk to you about our course levels, progression opportunities and how to apply. Our friendly support teams can offer information on fees and finance, learning support and careers advice.

  • Explore our state-of-the-art facilities and learning resources, including tours of our David Hockney Building Activities at open event
  • Take part in interactive activities, such as sensory play, interactive dolls and first aid/health kits for Early Years, badge-making for Creative Arts, and Hair and Beauty demonstrations plus tours of the salons. Try our buzzwire game at our Engineering stand, and watch 3D printer and laser cutting demos.
  • Taste free canapes from our Catering students.
  • Find out about different ways of studying (full or part-time)
  • Visit our new and improved facilities in dedicated HE buildings, with interactive sessions and activities
  • Find out about returning to education and studying at degree level (e.g. if you have taken a career break, been raising a family, or are looking to change careers/seek promotion)
  • Find out how to apply for Higher Education (degree level) courses through UCAS Extra and Clearing or via our direct application route
  • Talk to tutors about programmes of study, progression opportunities and English and maths
  • Apply for a Further Education course to secure your place
  • Learn about the services we offer – including careers advice, learning support, progress coaches and work placements
  • Tour our open learning spaces, English & maths workshops alongside our learning resources/library and media suites
  • Talk to City Training Services about Apprenticeships, Traineeships and commercial training

Our top tips!

We want you to get the most out of your visit, so here's a list of handy tips to help you!

  1. Do your research - if you are interested in a particular course, check the entry requirements. Do you meet the criteria, or could there be a similar course at a different level that is better suited?
  2. Plan your travel - for public transport, please keep an eye on the First Bus website or Northern Rail for changes to local transport. If you are travelling by car, view our information about parking.
  3. Come prepared - bring a list of questions that you'd like to ask our staff, we're here to help you!
  4. Gather information - take home leaflets and prospectuses to help you make your decision.
  5. Talk to current/past students - our friendly student ambassadors will be there to answer any questions
  6. Chat to our Careers, Advice and Guidance and Finance teams - available to answer questions, offer advice and discuss support available to you.
  7. Bring a friend/family member - whether for moral support or so they can ask questions of their own.
  8. Take a campus tour - see for yourself the college campus and facilities. Just ask a member of staff for a tour.


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