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Professional Part-Time and Short Courses

Wanting to boost your career? Brush up your qualifications? Improve the skills of your staff?

Then take a look at the courses we offer.

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Bradford College offers a range of accredited short, professional courses in subjects such as:

See below for a summary of the professional part-time and short courses that are on offer.
Follow the links to find out more about each course.

Contact us on 01274 433333 or email to find out more.


AAT Accounting Level 2 Certificate
This is the first of three Levels which you are required to achieve to become a fully qualified AAT Accounting Technician. 
Part Time. Duration: 35 weeks (one day and one evening per week).

AAT Accounting Level 4 Diploma
This is the third of three AAT Levels which you are required to achieve to become a fully qualified AAT Accounting Technician.
Part Time. Duration: One year


Our Construction Management team offesr a range of Construction and Civil Engineering-related courses to companies wanting to increase workforce skills or progress new starters in the industry. Our provision now includes Higher Apprenticeships, which are designed to meet employers’ need for higher level skills.

Courses are available in: Planning, Design, Architectural Technology, Building Control, Sustainable Technology, Construction Site Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering and Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Built Environment.

Counselling and Psychology

BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings (Quality checked by the National Counselling Society)
If you are interested in human behaviour and have a desire to help people, this course is perfect for you. 
Part Time. Duration: Four to six years.

Environmental Technologies

A range of courses for operatives working in construction, engineering, environment and related industries.


Diploma in Public Service Interpreting
The Diploma in public Service Interpreting course covers Law and any second languages provided there are at least two candidates sharing the same language.
Part Time. Duration: 30 weeks (3 hours per week).


We offer in-house or College delivered courses on a range of legal topics, and deliver bespoke short courses to businesses and organisations.

CILEX Level 6 Single Subject Diploma
In order to complete Level 6 of our CILEX programme, you need to pass two linked law and practice papers and two other papers of your choice. However, you may choose to take individual subjects. 
Part Time. Duration: One year (one day and one evening per week)

Management and Leadership

Management and Leadership Professional Award/Certificate/Diploma
This is a nationally-recognised and well established qualification focusing on the development of managerial skills.
Part Time. Duration: One year (one afternoon and one evening per week).

Management Edexcel NVQ 5
This course has been specially designed for middle managers with a wide span of control and accountability for performance, who are responsible for determining resource allocation and operational met...
Part Time. Duration: One year.

Opthalmic Dispensing

Contact Lenses
This useful and comprehensive course will fully prepare you to take the ABDO (Association of British Dispensing Opticians) Contact Lens Anatomy, Visual Optics Theoretical Examination and Contact Lens Theory.
Part Time. Duration: 34 weeks (1 day per week).

Quality Assurance, Assessment and Verification

Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA)
This course will qualify you to internally verify competence-based qualifications.
Part Time. Duration: 25 weeks.

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
This award qualifies you to be an assessor for NVQ and other competence-based courses.
Part Time. Duration: 25 weeks.


Award in Education and Training
You will learn the basic essential skills required to enter teaching or training in the Lifelong Learning Sector/Post Compulsory Education. This is an ideal foundation if you are considering a career...
Part Time. Duration: 13 weeks (either mornings or evenings).

Certificate in Education and Training (Pre-service)
This course is for those who wish to teach adults (from age 16 upwards) in any subject.
Part Time. Duration: One year.

Current Developments in Primary Education
This course will enable you to learn about or consolidate your knowledge of the primary curriculum, the skills required to be a successful practitioner and explore issues in the sector. 
Part Time. Duration: One evening per week for 15 weeks.

Specialist Diploma Teaching ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy
These are valuable in-service courses for existing Skills for Life teachers in ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy. Contact us for information about their duration.

Specialist Diploma Teaching Learners with Disabilities in the Lifelong Learning Sector
These are valuable in-service courses for existing Skills for Life teachers in ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy. Contact us for information about their duration.

Youth and Community

Postgraduate Diploma/MA Youth and Community Development
If you are seeking a career in the voluntary or statutory sector of Youth and Community Work or related fields, this course may be just what you need to build your skills and network, and gain a qualification.
Part Time. Duration: Two years part-time.