An inspirational place to learn
We think we are different to staying on at school and can offer you a more diverse, grown-up learning environment. Read our prospectus to find out more.
Bradford College Sixth Form offers GCSE and A Level courses, taught by motivated, professional and industry-experienced tutors. With diverse career-focussed courses, Bradford College gives you the edge to progress on to Higher Education, employment or career advancement.
In 2018 our A Level students achieved great results:
- The College increased its overall pass rate by 7% on 2017
- Almost half of our students achieved A* to C grades
- 14% increase in the number of students securing an A* to C grade in Science A Levels
If academic studies are not for you, our vocational courses offer professional and practical skills training, with lots of hands-on activities and the opportunity for work placements/experience. Our tutors bring years of industry expertise into the classroom and they are passionate about developing your skills and knowledge.
Our apprenticeship partner, City Training Services, are also on hand with a huge range of exciting apprenticeships, designed to offer on-the-job training alongside classroom learning.
10 reasons to choose Bradford College
- We are celebrating over 185 years of providing Education, Enterprise and Employment in Bradford and we are proud of our history for delivering quality education to our communities.
- We offer quality training, courses and apprenticeships to young people aged from 14 to 90+. Some 4,000 students, aged 16-18, study Sixth Form and College courses at Bradford College each year, making us one of the largest colleges in the country.
- Our award-winning, multi-million pound campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and resources – including free Wi-Fi, thousands of learning resources, media services, arts and creative industry spaces, a gallery, media suite, science labs, sports and gym facilities alongside commercial salons and a restaurant.
- Our courses cover a huge range of subjects in qualifications ranging from Access and GCSEs, to A Levels, BTEC and Vocational Courses, to degree-level courses, including Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees.
- We offer an award-winning Students' Union that provides a range of activities and opportunities for learners aged 16+.
- Every full-time Further Education student is assigned a Progress Coach, to monitor progress, deliver tutorials and track achievements.
- Our support teams are available for all students and provide a range of services including: Careers Guidance, Information and Advice Services, Finance Support and Learning Support alongside a ‘Student Base’.
- Bradford College Work Placements is our in-house recruitment team. They place hundreds of students into work experience/placements each year and offer help with CV writing, application submission and recruitment services.
- We deliver an extensive enrichment and equality and diversity programme. Each year we celebrate and recognise key events, including Black History Month, Dementia Awareness, LGBT Awareness, International Women’s Month, Mental Health Awareness and Autism Awareness Week. Staff and students take part in a huge range of events and activities to raise awareness of important issues and funds for numerous charities.
- Our teaching staff are industry experts, and our courses are developed to meet employer needs. Many of our students have gone on to secure successful roles within international, national, regional and local employers. Bradford is a rapidly expanding city with lots of new start-up companies and opportunities for all.
Top 5 things to do on campus and in Bradford
It's not all about study - there's culture, shopping, sports and more!
- Curious about culture - for FREE? Visit our very own Dye House Gallery located within the Lister Building, pop down to Impressions Gallery in City Park or check out the state-ofthe-art £1.8m Science and Media Museum practically on our doorstep! Less than 10 minutes’ walk from College is Sunbridge Wells, a ‘world of pure imagination’, where you’ll find a selection of independent boutique shops amongst cafés, restaurants and bars that bring history to life in a unique underground complex.
- Love to shop? Only a 5-10 minute walk from our main campus, The Broadway shopping centre offers over 70 shops and eateries with an individual mix of stores and recognised high street brands, all under one roof. If you sign up to join the Students’ Union (SU), you can use your SU card to take advantage of great discounts and offers, saving you ££ in a huge range of stores and restaurants.
- Film fan? Check out the latest blockbusters at the Leisure Exchange, or ‘The Light’ cinema complex at The Broadway, Bradford. If alternative screenings are more your thing, head down to the Cubby Broccoli cinema at the Science and Media Museum for a truly immersive cinema experience on the biggest screen in the region. A visit to the IMAX is a must!
- Feeling sporty? Our superb sporting and fitness facilities are based at the Trinity Green Campus; whether it’s indoor or outdoor, team or individual, beginner or more advanced sports and fitness you're looking for, there is a wide range of activities on offer. You can join our gym and get fit, before or after your classes, make use of our Boxing Academy and sign up for a range of enrichment and Students’ Union ‘Give it a Go’ activities.
- Eating, drinking and relaxing. Our on-site training restaurant, The Grove, offers tasty and affordable meals. You can grab a quick lunch with friends, book a table for a three-course meal or plan a special celebration evening meal. If you’re in the mood for coffee, our on-site Starbucks and Costa outlets will fuel you up in between lessons and provide a place to catch-up with friends. Or, if pampering is more your thing, make sure you visit our hair and beauty salons – a full range of treatments are available at student-friendly prices.