A personal approach

If you don’t feel comfortable in a large College environment, and feel you need a personalised approach with more support, take a look at Forster College, part of Bradford College.

Forster College strongly believes that every individual should have the opportunity to return to education, access training or employment. We have designed courses and services to work with people who need to address and overcome barriers to engage with education, training or employment.

Forster College offers an alternative way into education

Working with small groups of around 12 learners in a classroom, you can study at our premises at City Training Services, in Little Germany, Bradford, or out in communities. Our learners often tell us they love that staff know their names, that they feel safe, welcome and that the learning environment is friendly. Being small and bespoke allows the Forster College team to take the time to understand your needs and goals and to work with you to achieve them, whatever your starting point.

Forster College provides support and guidance to encourage you to progress and improve your skills and confidence, to let you succeed in learning and life.

Our vision

Improving the lives of individuals by addressing their barriers to learning and supporting access to education, training and employment opportunities.

Student smiling


We help support adults with:

  • Low English, Maths and ICT skills
  • Low confidence
  • A lack of vocational work experience, skills or qualifications
  • Negative past learning experiences
  • Anxieties about learning and work
  • Language skills
  • Overcoming barriers to gaining employment.

Why are we different? 

Forster students

  • You, as an individual, are our focus
  • We have a small friendly caring staff team
  • We have small classes, usually less than 12
  • We have courses starting all year round
  • We actively reach out to those who might feel isolated and disengaged.

What we can offer you

  • Support into further learning or employment
  • English, Maths and ICT skills development
  • Learning in your own community
  • Confidence building
  • Accredited vocational qualifications
  • Advice and guidance.

Watch the video below to find out more about Forster College and what our students think.

Students from Bradford College have been getting a taste of university life.
Fashion student Kiran Zaahira's collection on the catwalk
Fashion stars of the future showcased their creations at the Bradford College Graduate Fashion Show.
Bradford College supported Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day
Staff and students at Bradford College got the taste for fundraising by getting involved in Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day.
Josh Smith (left) receives his shield and certificate from Joe Lumb
An apprentice bricklayer from Bradford College is set to compete in a national skills contest after being crowned Yorkshire’s best.
Travel and Tourism students from Bradford College on a trip to the Netherlands
Students from Bradford College travelled hundreds of miles to gain some valuable work experience.
Funny Feelings, a play from Suman Hanif, Bradford College graduate
An award-winning Bradford College graduate is preparing for the launch of her first short play.