Forster College is part of Bradford College.
It may be for you if you would prefer to learn at a smaller institution with a personalised approach.
At Forster College we want everyone to have the chance to return to education, get the training they need and get a job.
We design our courses and services to work with people who need to overcome barriers to do that.
Studying at Forster College
You’ll learn in a small group of about 12 students. You can study at City Training Services in Little Germany, or out in the community.
Our students tell us they love that staff know all their names, that they feel safe, welcome and in a friendly place.
We can take the time to understand your needs and goals and work with you to achieve them.
We can help you if you have:
- low English, maths and IT skills
- low confidence
- a lack of work experience, skills or qualifications
- had negative learning experiences in the past
- anxieties about learning and work
- poor language skills
- to overcome barriers to get a job
What makes us different?
We are focused on you, as a person.
We have a small, friendly, caring team.
Our small classes usually have no more than 12 students.
Our courses start all year round.
We reach out to you if you’re feeling isolated and you’re not feeling engaged.
Our Forster College course offer
Pre-Entry and Entry Level
Confidence with Maths, English and Digital Employability
Talk, Read and Write English with Digital Employability
Entry level 1,2 and 3 Functional Skills Maths and English Digital Employability
Skills Academy Employability and PSD @ Forster College 19+
Fresh-Start 16 – 18 & 19 – 25 traineeship @ Forster College
EL3 Awards in Progression
Introduction courses: Counselling Skills, Mental Health awareness, Health and Social Care, intro to support, Community interpreting. BSL
The Care Academy @ Forster College this is EL2 to Level 1 Award or Certificate in Employability: Care
Award in Caring for Children
Award in Preparing to work in Schools
Functional Skills Maths, English and Digital Employability
Community Interpreting Level 1
BSL L 1
Certificate in Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Employability Pathway Award or Certificate in Employability
Certificate in Children and young people workforce
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Award in Teaching and Learning
We recognise that our learners are individuals and should be treated with respect and care.
We will always strive to provide opportunities, even if those opportunities are not with us.
We go the extra mile to support you to achieve.
Everything we do should be open and accessible for all.
We reach out to include those who feel isolated or unable to engage.
We accept and understand that individuals experience barriers to achievement and work with you to support you to succeed.
Learners and staff spend a lot of time in college studying.
We believe this should be an enjoyable experience which will, in turn, encourage better learning, more engagement, more referrals and a better quality of life for all.