Kirklees College came into being in August 2008 through a merger between Dewsbury College and Huddersfield Technical College.

Both Dewsbury College and Huddersfield Technical College have an illustrious past and, through Kirklees College, a successful future together.

Kirklees College is now one of the biggest colleges in the country with a vast range of courses and study options to choose from.

Based at the heart of Yorkshire, we have many centres across Kirklees serving the local population, communities and businesses.

Our vocational courses can help to increase your options after college, as our staff support you to make sure you have all the skills and the qualifications you need to succeed in whatever you choose to do next. Kirklees College’s real X Factor is the insider knowledge we give to our students about what it’s like to work in industry. All our staff are experienced in their field and we have very strong industry links to bring in guest speakers, offer work placements and live briefs to prepare you for the career you want.

All our apprentices are valued as team members and many of our apprentices and students on work placements are given the chance to shine at work, winning national and regional awards, gaining full time posts and promotions while in the work place.

Kirklees College offers an exciting programme of degree level courses at a range of centres. Choose from animal care, business, childhood studies, counselling, creative industries, engineering, IT or teaching.

The college has been praised by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for its excellent links with industry, outstanding access to our qualified, experienced staff, support at every stage and fabulous, specialist facilities.