Student Advice

Welcome to the College – September 2021

Important Information for Students

Thank you for choosing to study at Bradford College. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our safe college.

Now that you have enrolled you should have been contacted by your course tutor to confirm your first day arrangements.  Don’t worry if you have missed this just drop us an email at, call 01274 088 088 or chat to us through the website chat facility and we will be able to confirm the day you start your induction and classes.

Arriving at College

When you arrive at college, we have staff who will help you to get to the right place in our buildings for you to start your course.

We have classes starting between 1 and 20 September:

14-16, 16-18  Students from 1 September

Higher­ Education Students from 13 September

Adult­ Students from 20 September

­ Some courses may start earlier. Your tutor should be in contact with you to discuss start dates.

Starting College

We pride ourselves on our COVID safety procedures and practices that have supported and kept our students safe throughout the pandemic and we continue to put our students and staff at the heart of that safety.  On starting or returning to college we will be following 4 simple rules:

  • MASK – We are respecting your choice to wear/ not wear a face covering
  • SPACE – We are encouraging you to keep practicing social distancing measures, ventilate rooms and get fresh air when on your breaks
  • SANITISE – continue to wash hands and sanitise both hands and learning spaces
  • TEST – We are asking our staff and student to test themselves twice a week


We have supplied testing kits as part of our enrolment service. But don’t worry if you haven’t got any tests; we have a testing service on all our sites for the first two weeks of term from 6 – 17 September.

We ask you to test yourself up to 3 days before starting at college, and then again within 3-5 days.  After that we ask that you test yourself regularly (every 3-5 days apart) and record your test.  The bar codes for registering your test results are displayed around the college campus.

Grab A Jab

NHS services are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to students arriving for the start of term.

New and current students who have not yet had their vaccinations will be able to grab a jab at one of the pop-up clinics at the college from 9am – 5pm from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 September 2021. Students aged between16 and 17 and three quarters will only need to have one vaccination.  Any student at the college who is aged 18 and over can have their first vaccination at the college but if they wish to have their second must have allowed eight weeks between each dose. Read more here

Student Services

Once you arrive at college, if you find you need support, our friendly Student Services Team are here to help you.  Just visit the Student Services Desk located in each of our Buildings.

Lanyard and ID Badge

Whilst you are on college premises, it is vitally important that you wear your student ID.  Please make sure that you wear your lanyards at all times.  Your lanyard will give you access to the college buildings.

Lastly, don’t worry! Our staff are here to make sure your start at college is as easy and enjoyable as possible. 

Student Handbooks

Further Education Students

Our Handbook for FE Students is available here:

It has all the information you need about how Bradford College will support you on every step of your learning journey with us. There are also details on the services and facilities we offer at each of our campuses, as well as advice on making sure your time with us is a success.

Higher Education Students

The Higher Education Student Handbook provides essential information for when you begin on your learning journey with us. There are also details of the facilities, services and staff available to help you every step of the way, as well as financial information and details of your Students’ Union.

Students Union logo 2020

Your Students’ Union represents the students of Bradford College and ensures that you get the best out of your time as a student.  If you are 16 years of age or older then you are automatically a member of Bradford College Students’ Union.

Visit the Bradford College Students’ Union website

Last updated: 02 September 2021

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