14 to 16-year-olds

Bradford College has a range of part-time and full-time options for young people aged 14 to 16.

Read more below and find out how to apply.

Part-time vocational courses


  • childcare and education
  • construction
  • hairdressing and beauty therapy
  • motor vehicle studies

You’ll be in a small group and get lots of help from your tutor.

You’ll build up a portfolio showing your work.

These courses are great stepping stones to help you move on to further study or work.

Read our guide to find out more:

Students aged 14-16 (pdf)

Full-time GCSE courses

We offer GCSE pathways for years 10 and 11.

Our year 10 pathway includes GCSEs in:

  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Combined Science
  • Religious Education

Our year 11 pathway includes GCSEs in:

  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Religious Education

In both pathways, you can choose a vocational option from:

  • childcare and early years
  • construction
  • hairdressing and beauty therapy
  • motor vehicle studies.

You will also have an extra choice, which could include:

  • cooking and eating
  • boxing
  • first aid
  • horticulture
  • art and crafts
  • football/sport

Our programmes start on 7 September 2020 and 2 November 2020. You can also start the year 10 pathway on 4 January 2021.

Help and guidance

All students on our GCSE pathways have an Intervention Officer who will oversee your progress and pastoral care.

Learn English

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 maths, visual arts and local culture.

The courses are full-time and you will need to be assessed before you start the course to make sure we offer you the right level.

Electively home-educated learners

If you are the parent or carer of an electively home-educated learner aged 14 to 16 (school years 10 and 11), you can arrange for your child to learn part-time in College.

We expect to see evidence of engagement with the Local Authority EHE team before application, to show commitment to suitable home education.

You need to consider carefully their education provision for the remainder of the time.

The College will not be held responsible for the education of the learner, as any arrangement would be for part-time study only to supplement suitable home provision, which is entirely the responsibility of the parent/carer.

Career Coach

Unsure what you want to study? Use our Career Coach tool to help you discover the best course for you based on your interests.  

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