16 to 18-year-olds

With lots of unique, exciting and inspiring courses to choose from, everything you need to create a brighter future is waiting for you at Bradford College. 

Whether you choose a GCSE, BTEC or A Level course, we’ll aim to enrich your student life – both inside and outside of the classroom.

We are passionate about you and your success, and we care about the experience you have, the support we provide and the opportunities we can create for you. 

We’ll also give you the edge you need to move onto Higher Education or working life by giving you practical skills too. You’ll study in industry standard working environments and in classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment.  

No matter what route you decide to follow after College, you’ll end up with a qualification which will put you on a trajectory to bigger and brighter things.  

Read our prospectus to find out more:

School leavers course guide (pdf)


Courses we offer

(Level 2)

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Brickwork

Level 2 Apprenticeship Plastering

Health (Pharmacy Service Skills) Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Fast Fit Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship

(Level 2 and 3)

Childcare Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship in Barbering

Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship Diploma/NVQ in Hairdressing

Supporting Teaching and Learning Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Plumbing Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 and Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship

Mechanical Engineering Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Maintenance Engineering – Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Joinery – Site Carpentry Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Hairdressing Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

Customer Service Levels 2 and 3 Apprenticeship

(Level 3)

Technical Support Level 3 Apprenticeship

Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship

Refrigeration Air Conditioning Level 3 Apprenticeship

Pharmacy Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship

Light Vehicle Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Infrastructure Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Heavy Vehicle Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship

Electrical Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship

Dental Nursing Level 3 Apprenticeship

(Level 4)

Management – Associate Project Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship

(Level 5)

Level 5 Apprentice Teacher

ILM Management and Leadership Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 5

Management – Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship

AAT Award Level 1 Book-keeping

BTEC Level 1 Award in Sport and Active Leisure

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Applied Science

BTEC Level 1 Award in Digital Media

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Information Technology (IT)

Customer Service Level 1

Level 1 in Art and Design

Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 1 Award Caring for Children

Level 1 Award in Business Administation

Level 1 Award in Employability in Microsoft Office Skills

Level 1 Award in Hairdressing

Level 1 Award in Hospitality

Level 1 Award Preparing to Work in Schools

Level 1 Award in World Food Academy

Level 1 Award Introduction to Health and Social Care (Adults, Children and Young People)

Level 1 Award Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Level 1 Building Services Extended Certificate in (Plumbing and Electrical)

Level 1 Business

Level 1 Certificate in Construction – Carpentry and Joinery 19+

Level 1 Certificate in Construction – Trowel Trades 19+

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Fabrication and Welding

Level 1 Certificate ITQ

Level 1 Childcare

Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing (19+)

Level 1 Electrical Installation

Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction – Brick

Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction – Carpentry and Joinery

Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction – Plastering

Level 1 Health and Social Care

Level 1 Hospitality

Level 1 Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1 Introductory Award in Business

Level 1 Introductory Award in Performing Arts

Level 1 Introductory Award in Public Services

Level 1 ITQ Award

Level 1 Plumbing

Level 1 Public Services

Level 1 Sport

Level 1 Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Events

NCFE Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills

Outdoor Studies Level 1

(Level 2) Un-vented Domestic Hot Water Systems

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries

BTEC Esports Level 2

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Digital World

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in ICT

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

IT Security for Users (Cisco)

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Level 2 Active IQ Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions

Level 2 Active IQ Award in Instructing Kettlebells

Level 2 Active IQ Award in Instructing Studio Cycling

Level 2 Active IQ Certificate in Gym Instructing

Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities And Rights In Health, Social Care Or Children And Young People’s Settings

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance City & Guilds

Level 2 Beauty Therapy Make-up Studies

Level 2 BTEC Diploma Uniformed Public Services

Level 2 CACHE Certificate Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Care Planning

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in End of Life Care

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Nutrition and Health

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Principles of Warehousing and Storage

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding Autism

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Level 2 CAD Parametric Modelling City & Guilds 7689-02

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (part-time)

Level 2 Certificate in Business

Level 2 Certificate in Colouring Hair

Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Hair

Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Adult Care Sector

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Adult Care Sector (Distance Learning)

Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 2 Diploma Art and Design

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Level 2 Diploma General VRQ in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care

Level 2 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level 2 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing (19+)

Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Level 2 Fitness Instructing Diploma

Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level 2 Hairdressing

Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings

Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques

Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

Level 2 NCFE Diploma in Sport (Sport Coaching)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (19yrs+)

Level 2 Preparing to Work in a Dental Setting

Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning (teaching assistants)

Level 2 Technical Cert in Enterprise

Level 2 Technical Certificate Bricklaying

Level 2 Technical Certificate Carpentry

Level 2 Technical Certificate Plastering

Level 2 Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Events

Level 2 VTCT Diploma (Technical Qualification) in Hair and Make-up Artistry

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care

NCFE Certificate Level 2 in Understanding Retail Operations

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry

The Level 2 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Design)

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Production Arts

VTCT Level 2 Diploma (QCF) – Hairdressing Studies

Water Regulations 1999 Certificate (Level 2)

(Level 3) Un-vented Domestic Hot Water Systems

AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3 Accounting

BTEC Esports Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training

BTEC Level 3 Extended Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment/Civil Engineering

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Business Computing with Project Management

Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT: Software Development and Project Management

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement AVA (QCF) (Pharmacy & Dental)

Games Development Level 3

Infrastructure Technician: OCR Cambridge Technicals – Computing

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Engineering

Level 3 Applied General Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians

Level 3 CACHE Diploma (QCF) Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Level 3 CAD Parametric Modelling City & Guilds 7689-03

Level 3 Certificate – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 3 Childcare & Education Technical Certificate (year 1)

Level 3 Diploma – Barbering

Level 3 Diploma (Technical Qualification) – Theatrical and Media Make-up

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Make-up Techniques

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Level 3 Diploma in Media Make up and Special Effects

Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work

Level 3 Ext Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business

Level 3 Foundation in Art and Design

Level 3 IQ Diploma Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Active

Level 3 IQ Diploma Sports Massage Active

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Adult Care

Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning (teaching assistants)

Level 3 Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 3 UAL Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Design)

Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Production Arts

Level 3 VRQ – Hairdressing

Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 3 Year 1 Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Events

Level 3 Year 2 Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Events

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Pearson BTEC National Diploma in IT

UAL Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts

UAL Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Production Arts

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Design)

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

UAL Level 3 in Fashion Design

UAL Level Three in Photography

Water Regulations 1999 Certificate (Level 3)

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