Students are at the heart of all efforts at Keighley College. The learning environments provided, help them on their way to university or successful careers.
The college teaches a range of courses, which allow all learners to reach their full potential. This includes:
Local industry partners help design courses at the college. They ensure content prepares students for the professional world. This includes work-integrated opportunities that help students grow in dynamic environments. They are able to develop the confidence and skills needed to flourish professionally.
Teaching is enhanced by industry-standard facilities and led by passionate instructors. Students receive plenty of support with their learning. They can also access help with concerns they may have outside the classroom, this includes tuition costs and other expenses.
The college is based in Keighley, near Bradford. It has easy bus and train links to local destinations, as well as to Bradford and Leeds. There are activities to keep students entertained in their spare time, and many opportunities for socialising. The students’ union is active and enriches the student experience – members can also benefit from Leeds City College’s SU.
Courses are delivered by Keighley College and validated by Leeds City College and Pearson.
After graduating from Keighley College, many students go on to earn further qualifications. These are often a bachelor’s degree at an esteemed university. Others enter into the professional workforce, or elevate their current careers.
Through relationships with local industry partners, the college provides an education that gets students ready for promising careers. Courses are practical and integrate learning experiences. Teaching is informed by industry needs, so students develop the qualities necessary for the working world. There are also volunteering and enterprise opportunities so students can build their CVs.
Thinking about the future
Students are encouraged to critically reflect upon their experiences throughout their learning. They are shown how to evaluate their work and develop transferable skills that will help them with their next steps.
Keighley College’s courses blend academic knowledge and practical skills development. They are taught by experienced instructors who are devoted to the success of their students.
Current courses on offer include:
Validated by Leeds City College, students can earn work-focused foundation degree qualifications.
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Validated by Pearson, students can gain a HNC to elevate their careers.
Higher Education pathways
This is a popular choice for those looking to get back into education. Access to HE courses are for those 19 years old or older who don’t have the necessary qualifications for HE.
Keighley College Students’ Union (SU) is part of Leeds City College Students’ Union. Students automatically become a member of the SU when they enrol at the college.
The SU provides plenty of services to support Keighley College students, such as:
All students are welcome to get involved with SU activities. They can even become student ambassadors or apply for a paid sabbatical post. It’s an excellent chance to enhance skills and add to a CV.
Students can buy an NUS card which provides many discounts on food, drink and other activities all over the UK. Keighley College students also benefit from the Leeds City College SU platform, which gives them access to even more exclusive student offers.
Keighley College does not provide student accommodation. However, students can receive support from the college if they are looking for suitable housing close to the campus.
The college opened in 2010 and is home to many specialised training facilities. Learning environments are enhanced by modern, professional resources. This includes:
There are also several other facilities students can utilise when they’re not studying. For example:
Enrichment activities also enhance the student experience. These help learners develop new skills, grow in confidence and be active and healthy. Activities include:
Keighley is a scenic town located near Bradford. It’s home to a historic steam railway line, which has featured in many films and TV programmes. It also has a famous Yorkshire brewery, a number of museums and several parks. It’s close to the countryside, which offers the option to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking.
The town is within the Bradford district, which has two UNESCO sites. The city of Bradford is 11 miles away, offering more activities and places of interest. It’s also based in the English county of West Yorkshire, where the stunning Peak District National Park is located.
Keighley has great transport links – it's easy to get to Bradford, Leeds, Skipton and other destinations by train. The bus station is a mile from the college, providing quick access to Bradford, Leeds, Accrington, Colne, Burnley, Skipton, Nelson, Halifax, Ilkley and Hebden Bridge.
The Students’ Union offers the chance to join fun student-run clubs. Students can even start their own. LCCSU also provides enriching opportunities to members of Keighley College.
Learning Resource Centre
To support students with their learning, the Learning Resource Centre is full of physical and electronic resources. This includes many books, newspapers, journals, DVDs, CDs and digital materials. Librarians and other support staff provide friendly assistance.
Students can access confidential support for any concerns they have during their studies. This could be for mental health or other wellbeing issues. Tutors and Stay Safe Officers also provide support.
The college and other organisations can help students with their finances. This includes funding for travel, childcare, meals and extra course costs.
Extensive career support helps with planning the next steps after college. Whether students are looking to further their studies or find employment, careers advisers can help with:
Fees for UK/EU students:
Tuition fees cover:
For several courses, there will be extra costs. For example, teaching students have to get an enhanced DBS check. This costs around £60.
Students may have extra living expenses, such as rent and food. They might also have travel, childcare and other costs. Loans and bursaries are in place to support eligible students.
The college is well aware that students may face financial barriers when it comes to education.
It aims to remove these barriers and provide necessary support, so students can fulfil their potential. From childcare to equipment costs, there is funding in place to help eligible learners with certain expenses.
Student Finance England provides repayable student loans to help learners with their tuition and living costs.
Eligible students from low-income households who live more than 1.5 miles away from the college may receive funding to help cover travel costs.
Eligible students from low-income households may receive a meal, or meal voucher for the days they are at college or on placement.
Advanced Learner Loan
Students aged 19 and older on a further education course may be eligible for a loan to help cover tuition fees. This is usually a repayable loan.
Students aged 20 and over may receive funding to support their childcare costs.
Outstanding education in manufacturing and engineering
Keighley’s strengths include its unique Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. It offers exceptional teaching and training for young people, so they can grow and meet the demands of industry. The centre features a fully equipped workshop, with industry-standard machinery and technology.
Luminate Education Group
Keighley College is a member of the Luminate Education Group. Based in northern England, the group supports collaboration between partners. It helps them to influence and flourish.
Other members include:
Membership means Keighley College can provide even better student outcomes. It’s informed by the expertise of the group. Best practices are shared between some of the area’s leading institutions.
Students will usually need at least one relevant A level or a level 3 qualification, and a GCSE grade C in English.
Level 4 HNC
Students will usually need relevant A levels or level 3 qualifications, and a GCSE grade C in maths.
Access to HE
Students will usually need GCSE grades C in English, maths and science.
Keighley College welcomes non-traditional applicants who may have fewer or different qualifications. Instead, students will need to demonstrate their interests and abilities through other methods. This could be relevant work experience, a portfolio and/or an interview.
International qualifications are assessed against the above criteria. Students will also need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent, or a recognised level 2 qualification in English.UCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR