Francis Street Halifax HX1 3UZ United Kingdom 44(0)1422-357-357
  • Established 1893
  • Location Francis Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. UK
  • Students 1,000
  • Type FE/HE College
  • Vice principal
Calderdale College is a further and higher education college based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post-16) courses and work-based learning (Apprenticeships) and the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale, a Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire. History - The Foundation Stone for Halifax Technical College was laid on 23 May 1893 and classes began in 1896* in one laboratory, a weaving shed, and various classrooms. There were 1000 students, 23 part-time teachers and one full-time teacher plus, presumably, a Principal. Halifax Technical College offered courses in textiles, engineering, chemistry, commerce and ‘women’s work’. Note : Halifax Technical College was formed from a Halifax Mechanics Institute (1825) and a Halifax School of Art (Queens Road)(1859). It will be 120 years of Halifax Technical College/Percival Whitley College (from 1957)/Calderdale College (from 1988) in 2016.
Calderdale College offered courses in textiles, engineering, chemistry, commerce and ‘women’s work’ The Southfields Farm project aims to revolutionise the way in which students learn essential skills in Calderdale by enabling learners to gain invaluable hands-on experience. The course combines both theoretical and practical training within a real-life, working farm.

Animal Care and Management
Art & Design
Business & Professional
Catering & Hospitality
Childcare, Playwork & Early Years
IT Practitioners (ICT) Systems Support Level 3 Extended Diploma
Computer Games Programming (Level 3 Extended Diploma)
Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma
Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Business and Law Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction with Environmental and Sustainable Technologies
Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma
Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma
Our main campus is at Francis Street, Halifax but we also deliver building, construction skills, hairdressing and beauty at our North Halifax Skills Centre. In Todmorden we teach Art and Design to Degree level. At Ryburn High School we have a Construction Academy and in Brighouse we have the Mark Riley Hair Academy. In addition we also teach construction courses at Build Centres throughout Kirklees. Recent highlights and successes include: