Unwrap your potential this holiday with Keighley College.

We understand that it’s a particularly tricky time to be starting somewhere new, but you’re in safe hands. This hub has everything you need to know about starting college this year, with videos from staff, useful resources and frequently asked questions, we’re confident we have everything you need to ensure you’re ready to start this September.

Studying at Keighley College means ditching the school uniform and studying at a college with modern facilities and outstanding industry links. Discover everything from motor vehicle workshops to state-of-the-art engineering facilities.

Scroll down to explore our collection of resources and if you need any more information, just press the live chat button and a member of staff will be happy to help.

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A Levels

Bring your ‘A’ game. Our courses combine a mixture of academic theory and practical learning. Gain career-focused industry placements and achieve your goals leading to university, higher apprenticeships or employment.

A Levels – 3 years

A Levels – Business

A Levels – Social Science


Get a head start in your dream job and earn money as you gain practical skills and industry knowledge. Apprenticeships allow you to earn and learn at the same time and involve studying a recognised qualification while working in industry and gaining hands-on experience.

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Develop the skills to be a cut above, our barbering courses will prepare you to enter the men’s hairdressing sector.

Master the art of cutting, styling and creating designs in men’s hair, whilst working with a range of professional products in a modern salon.

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L2 Barbering


These courses focus on the key concepts of any business, including marketing, accounting and web design strategy, whilst also offering work experience in companies and industry visits. If you have a genuine interest in business and want to learn more, then this is the course for you.

You will cover units that will give you a broad range of skills, for example, finance, marketing, human resources (HR), communication and business online. After studying at Level 3, you will be ready for employment or further study in higher education.

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Construct your dream career by training in our professional facilities. Our courses involve plenty of hands-on learning in real-world environments, allowing you to gain the essential practical skills required for the industry.

L1 Brick

L2 Brick

L1 Carpentry

L2 Carpentry


Ready for an electrifying career? Become qualified in a dynamic environment, study in purpose-built facilities and learn from expert tutors. A career in electrical installation involves fantastic job opportunities and the chance to work with renewable and smart technologies.

Electrical – L1

Electrical – L2

Electrical – L3

English & Maths

English and maths skills are used throughout everyday life. In all of our courses both English and maths skills are embedded into all learning activities. However, they are also taught separately, allowing you develop your skills in a supportive environment.

Where appropriate, you will also be able to gain English and maths qualifications from basic functional skills right through to GCSE level, allowing you to become qualified and gain the confidence you need.

English & Maths

Foundation Studies

Gain the life skills needed for independent living and increase your employability prospects with our supported internships. Our Foundation Studies provision is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and ensures your personalised learning programme will align with your aspirations.

Living and Working


Staff Sheet

Supported Internships

Life Skills

Discover everything you need to know about our Foundation Studies and SEND provision, by watching our pre-recorded webinar here.


Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients’ hair to enhance their image. To become a hairdresser, you will need to have customer service and ‘people’ skills. You’ll need creativity and awareness of fashion. Our first-class commercial salon is the perfect place to develop your hairdressing skills. It features state-of-the-art equipment and high-end products, including Wella. You will work alongside professionals and real clients, to gain the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career in hairdressing.

L2 & 3 Hairdressing

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Media Makeup

You will need to have a flair for fashion and an imaginative and creative spin on your work to help you stand out from the rest. Within the media makeup department, we work with major brands such as MAC, Ben Nye, Urban Decay and many more. As you progress through Level 2 to Level 3, we add in special effects, airbrushing and camouflage makeup. This is all brought together when the final looks.
L2 Media Make Up
L3 Media Make Up
L3 Make Up Techniques

Public Services

Serve your community with a fulfilling career that gives you the opportunity to help others. Blending theoretical and practical learning, our courses develop your resilience, preparing you for the mental and physical demands of a challenging yet rewarding career in public services.

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Public Services

Support Services

Our wonderful and dedicated Student Support Services Team are on hand to help you every step of your journey at Keighley College. You will almost certainly find them in the atrium at the college, or you can send our Student Relations Officer, Tracey, a hangout or email at: tracey.turner@keighleycollege.ac.uk.

Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a number of activities that you can get involved with at home. Click on the link below to learn how to make a chocolate cake in a mug.

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Tech Tutorial Team

Service Professions Tutorial Team

Safeguarding Team

Alternative Provision

Wellbeing support over summer

Adult colouring book (Stress relief)

Alternative Provision

Our courses are aimed at 14-16 year olds, we can offer a bespoke programme of study for individual students or groups accessing the majority of vocational courses delivered at College.

This delivery model could range from part time study with school or a full time provision place in one of our full time courses.

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Alternative Provision

Alternate Provision

Alterantive Provisions

Beauty Therapy

Our facilities, industry-trained tutors and excellent links with employers will provide you with the knowledge, experience and opportunities that you need to have a successful career in beauty therapy.

As a beauty therapist, you will carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel their best. To work in this job role, you need to be open, friendly and able to make clients feel relaxed.

L1 Hair & Beauty

L2 & 3 Beauty Therapy

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Are you aiming to start a career in the childcare industry? There is a wide range of employment opportunities waiting for you.

Keighley College has the courses for you to develop and gain the knowledge you need to become employable within the industry. Whilst completing placements at local nurseries, primary schools and other childcare settings, you will gain an understanding from professionals within the sector.

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Digital & IT

Click start on an exciting career in digital and IT. As everything moves online, this ever-evolving industry is rich in opportunities. Gain a variety of technical knowledge and skills, preparing you for employment in one of the fastest-growing industries.

L1 IT & Business

Visual Communication

L1 & 2 ICT


L2 Games

L3 Games


Get into gear and pursue a rewarding career in engineering. Keighley College is home to the Industrial Centre of Excellence (ICE) for advanced manufacturing and engineering, allowing you to connect with employers, learn from expert tutors and study in professional facilities.

Engineering – L2

Engineering – L4

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Fabrication & Welding

Want a rewarding career in fabrication and welding? Keighley College is accredited by The Welding Institute (TWI) to deliver recognised welding qualifications. Study in purpose-built workshops, gaining practical skills in metal fabrication, soldering, brazing and thermal cutting.

Course handbook

Fab & Weld L1

Fab & Weld L2

Fab & Weld Technical Certificate

Fashion & Textiles

Fancy a flourishing career in fashion and textiles? Experience professional sewing facilities and equipment in our Textile Academy and explore our industry connections with local employers. Sew up your skills gaps and prepare for seamless progression opportunities.

Fashion & Textiles L1

Fashion & Textiles L2

Gas & Plumbing

Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, in homes and businesses. This career requires good practical and customer care skills, the ability to problem-solve, and an understanding of the importance of health and safety.

The courses we offer are all industry-recognised and will allow you to become a qualified plumber to City & Guilds standards and offer progression to the gas route. Our courses and apprenticeships are taught by highly experienced plumbing staff, in well-equipped modern facilities. These courses will develop knowledge, skills and understanding around plumbing, heating and building services engineering, in the construction sector.

Plumbing L1

Plumbing L2

Plumbing L3

Plumbing Test and revision video

Plumber Game

Health & Social Care

Are you looking for a career in health and social care? This sector offers long-term employment prospects, with great opportunities for promotion and career progression. Working in these areas can also offer an enormous sense of personal achievement. From care homes to schools and hospitals, Keighley College has the courses that will help you to help others. You will learn from teachers with professional industry experience and take part in work experience. These courses also offer excellent pathways for academic progression, including higher education.

Health and Social Care L1

Health and Social Care L2 Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care L3 Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care L3 Technical Certificate

Health and Social Care T Level

Motor Vehicle

If you want to become a vehicle technician, maintaining and repairing cars, public transport, heavy goods trucks, motorsport cars and more, our courses are the vehicle for your success. Accelerate your career and study in purpose-built facilities while developing your practical skills.

Motor Vehicle L1

Motor Vehicle L2 Vehicle Fitting

Motor Vehicle L2 Body Repair

Motor Vehicle Support

Sports Coaching

Do you want to become a sports coach?

Our courses are taught by qualified teachers who have vast experience in education and sport, and are passionate about your success. Our Level 3 sports coaching qualifications provide the pathway for you to become a multi-skilled sports coach.

Our students can also access professional sports coaching with our partners at Keighley Cougars RLFC and Steeton AFC. In addition, students can benefit from strength and conditioning, and recovery sessions.

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Travel & Tourism

Take your career to new heights and develop your interpersonal, customer service and hospitality knowledge and skills. Whether you’d like to work locally in a hotel or explore international opportunities, we can get you to your dream destination.

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T Levels

T Levels are a new two-year qualification designed to give 16 to 19 year-olds the practical skills employers look for. The ‘T’ stands for ‘technical’, making them an exciting alternative to vocational courses and apprenticeships.

One T Level is equivalent to three A levels – giving you an easier way to pair classroom learning with real work experience. T Levels are ideal for anyone who wants to take a different route after GCSEs.

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Admissions Process

Once you have submitted your application to study with us, a member of our admissions team will contact you via telephone and email to get you all booked in for your interview. Interviews will be virtual this year, but please don’t worry our admissions team will assist you with any questions and provide you with any information you need, they’re always on hand to help.

Rest assured, these interviews aren’t scary, they take the format of an informal chat and the main focus is about you and how Keighley College can help you achieve your ambitions. After the interview, you will be emailed over an offer and once accepted, you’re all set to start your journey at Keighley College.

After receiving your GCSE results, you will then be invited to enrol at Keighley College and become an official student. During enrolment you will receive your timetable and student ID.

Financial Support

At Keighley College, students facing financial barriers can access a range of support to help them succeed with their studies. With support for meals and travel passes available, don’t let money worries hold you back from your future.

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Frequently asked questions

Will I fit in at Keighley College?

Yes! We have a very diverse body of welcoming students and staff. Our courses are based on industry needs and are designed to get you to higher education or top roles in leading industries.

Can I still apply?

Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a course with us if you haven’t already. Check out our courses page to see what we have on offer or if you know exactly which course you’d like to study, click the ‘apply now’ button.

What equipment and resources will I need to study my course?

This varies from course to course. However, once you have applied your tutor will be in touch with you to let you know if you will require any equipment for your course. Funding is also available to those who need it.

When will I hear about my application?

Our skilled admissions team will usually be in contact with you within 48 hours of applying. However, if this hasn’t happened please contact admissions-kc@keighleycollege.ac.uk.

I have already applied, when will I have my interview?

Our skilled admissions team will usually be in contact with you within 48 hours of applying to arrange an interview date. However, if this hasn’t happened please contact admissions-kc@keighleycollege.ac.uk.

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Applications are open for 2022!

Apply now to study at a modern campus that’s home to a virtual reality hub, fully equipped motor workshop, Students’ Union, and much more!

Studying at Keighley College means learning from expert tutors in industry-standard facilities such as salons, childcare rooms, the Textile Academy, Industrial Centre of Excellence (ICE) for advanced manufacturing and engineering and more.

Here are just some of our student success stories, will you be the next one?

Care Student

Hairdressing Student

Public Services Student

Textile Apprentice

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