Calderdale College

Calderdale College offers a range of courses including full- and part time undergraduate degrees and professional courses, foundation degrees, Bachelor degrees, HNCs and HNDs and top-up degrees. The college has partner links with Leeds Beckett University, and the University of Huddersfield.

UCAS Code: C02

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Services and Facilities

Careers advice

  • Careers and Student Advisors are available to give the necessary help and guidance on progressing onto further and higher education or employment.

Disability support

Calderdale College has a specialist team of staff skilled and qualified in a number of areas. To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services:

  • Learning Link tutors work in class, or 1:1, to assist with literacy and numeracy skills required for your course.
  • Access Workers assist with all aspects of personal care
  • Dyslexia tutors offer specialist tuition and a range of diagnostic assessments.
  • Communicators providing British Sign Language support to learners with a hearing impairment.
  • A Braille service for learners with a visual impairment is also available. A range of equipment is also available for use by learners including digital dictaphones, voice activated computer software and ergonomic keyboards.
  • Note takers and scribes are also available in class and, where appropriate, exams.
  • If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the Study Support team on 01422 357357.

Students' Union

  • The Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). This entitles all union members to obtain a Student Union card, which provides discounts on a national and local basis. The union works closely with the Student Life team to ensure that services are provided for all of its members.
  • Any member of the Student Union can apply to establish a club or society, which could receive financial or other support from the union. The college will welcome anyone who wants to start a club, as long as the group follows the guidelines laid down in the Student Union constitution.


  • Halifax Technical College opened in 1891 with 1000 students, 23 part-time teachers and one full-time teacher plus, presumably, a principal. The college offered courses in textiles, engineering, chemistry, commerce and 'women’s work'.
  • In 2013, the college celebrated its 120th birthday (Halifax Technical College 1891–1956, Percival Whitley College from 1957, and Calderdale College from 1988).


Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ