Bradford College is a Further Education College and University Centre offering Higher Education. The College has provided quality education and training in the City since 1832.
Further Education (often shortened to 'FE') refers to qualifications taken post-16 and usually pre-university education, for example A Level or BTEC qualifications. Higher Education (often shortened to 'HE') covers undergraduate and postgraduate study, and includes Higher Apprenticeships and some professional qualifications too.
Information is available separately for parents or guardians of school-aged learners in this document.
Bradford College is one of the largest Further Education colleges in the country, with an award winning city centre campus. We have been offering Further Education courses here in Bradford for over 180 years, and whilst our courses may have changed and evolved, our student-centred focus remains the same and they will always be more than a face in the crowd.
Bradford College University Centre has also offered a substantial range of quality Higher Education courses for many years. With approximately 3000 students studying on over 200 full and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, we are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in England outside of the university sector.
By studying at the University Centre you will:On completion of a Level 3 Further Education course, your child will be in a position to progress to the College's University Centre.
Individuals already studying in Higher Education may be thinking about postgraduate study, Bradford College's University Centre offers courses to help you transform your future. Our range of Masters Courses can be studied on a full or part-time basis.
For full details, information and advice, contact 01274 433008 or text 'transform' to 88802.
Bradford College wants every student to succeed, and that's why it has a specialist team of well qualified staff who are committed to supporting the individual needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other conditions. More information is available on our dedicated Learning Support section.
If your child is under 19 on the 31st August before their course starts they will not have to pay tuition fees for most courses.
If your child is 19 or over, they may be required to pay for tuition fees for their courses. More information is available on our website regarding 19+ students.
Need help with the cost of coming to College? There are several bursary schemes that can help you with the costs of attending College.
They can help with:
To find out more about the schemes available either call or see us in Student Services on the ground floor of The David Hockney Building or visit www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/16-18-students/study-money
Please see our page at www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/study-money
Please see our page at www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/study-money
We offer a number of accommodation options for College students through the student accommodation service from living in halls to homestay accommodation. Find out more on our accommodation pages.