Stay local and study higher

MOST universities are now full but there remains an opportunity to study higher education at Calderdale College.

As the only provider of higher education courses within Calderdale, it offers HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Degrees that are awarded by the University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield and Leeds Metropolitan University.

With the exception of fine art, which is taught in Todmorden, a wide range of courses are available at the college’s new look £8 million campus in Halifax which opened for learners this week.

The 26 higher education courses include business, retail, sports coaching and performing arts which already have about 250 students.

Michael Ainsworth, the college’s marketing manager, said: “Studying higher education at the college means students receive quality teaching and designated support in small classes, compared to many universities and by enrolling this year learners will also avoid next year’s increase in tuition fees.

“Being able to offer higher education is very important not just for the college and students but for the whole district.

“Our graduation procession and ceremony which will take place in Halifax on September 17.”

Anyone wanting to apply should contact the college on 01422 399399.

Calderdale College has more than 5,000 students at sites throughout Calderdale.

Apart from the main campus at Francis Street, Halifax, classes for building, construction skills, hairdressing and beauty are available at the North Halifax Skills Centre.

In Todmorden, art and design are taught to degree level, at Mytholmroyd there is a construction academy and in Brighouse the Mark Riley Hair Academy.

Calderdale Training, the College’s services to business arm, works with over 800 companies across the region.

The Football Academy provides the youth team for FC Halifax and the Rugby League Academy works with Halifax RLFC.