Forster College

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 our campus 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.

Our services

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

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, Functional Skills English and Digital Employability

Community Interpreting Level 1


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

Our vision

Our Values

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.

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