Bradford College is the largest higher education provider outside of the university sector, and with over 23,000 students, of which 4,000 take part in higher education courses, it may also surprise you to know that the college possesses more students than many universities.
The courses vary widely from traditional subjects such as Law, to more specialised courses such as Ophthalmic Dispensing. A selling point for many uni-hunters will be the more vocational, ‘hands on’, subjects on offer at Bradford College – including subject areas such as Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing and Hospitality & Travel. The college also has a selection of part-time courses, as well as their full-time curriculum, for those of you who are looking to study in between whatever else life brings you.
Art & design is considered by some to be one of Bradford College’s forte-subjects. In fact, you might have heard of David Hockney – he studied at Bradford College once upon a time. The college is so proud to have the famous artist as a member in their alumni hall of fame that they even went as far as to name a building after him.
Celebrating its first birthday towards the end of this year, The David Hockney Building is a real-monolith of the college, commemorating the English painter and printmaker, sprawling out to cover 23,000 m2 across and six-stories upwards. All those studying Engineering, Construction and many other subjects will benefit from this flashy addition to the college.
Also, before we forget to mention, an interesting fact about the college is that they took on the Guinness World Book of Records in 2011 when they constructed the world’s largest onion bhaji. And, it didn't stop there either. In the same year the college went on to conquer the world largest supersized vegetable samosa – did we just hear you reaching over to grab a Bradford College application form? Any college with this amount of love for exotic side dishes is good in our books anyway.
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What you need to know about Bradford College
Total Students: 23,000
Full - time Students: 77%
Part - time Students: 23%
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Open days at Bradford College at a glance
You can visit Bradford College at one of their Applicant Visit Days.
The open days are all course specific so a full list of dates and the courses featured can be found on the college website here.
How to find it:
Great Horton Rd
Telephone 01274 433333
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