Welcome to Bradford College
Our College is a friendly, welcoming place to study with a good reputation for offering outstanding support to our students in all areas of College life. Why not join us!
Our Mission: To help students from the region, nationally and internationally, achieve their potential and make a rewarding contribution to their own communities
Bradford College has been delivering quality education and training for over 180 years. Each year we deliver hundreds of courses to over 23,000 learners, from across the globe. We are proud to be the fourth largest college in the country, and the largest provider of higher education outside of the university sector in England.
Our years of experience bring you a staggering choice of courses, with a huge variety of career-focused subjects and qualifications to start you on the right career path. Our dedicated and highly qualified teaching staff are committed to ensuring every learner develops to their full potential!
Bradford College has a national reputation in a number of fields. It has been presented with a National Beacon Award for its outstanding contribution to Equality & Diversity by the Association of Colleges and awarded the Training Quality Standard – the highest accolade possible in recognition of its excellent work with employers.
The College is Categorised as a "further education corporation as defined by the further and higher education act 1992".
Vision, Mission and Strategy
The Strategic Plan sets the direction of travel for Bradford College. It is a statement of our priorities. It describes a period of exciting change covering the five years up to 2015, and a continuing commitment to providing education and opportunities to a wide range of students.
The College consulted with all its stakeholders in the development of the plan. The values, principles and priorities of the College reflect a process of consultation with all staff and students.
Vision for 2015
The purpose of Bradford College, as articulated by our students, is to provide the skills and knowledge to help access careers and improve life chances.
To help students from the region, nationally and internationally, achieve their potential and make a rewarding contribution to their own communities.
Core values (The 7 Es)
The seven E’s are shorthand for the culture and values to which we aspire. They are:
The College from which employers actively seek students who not only have the subject knowledge of their course of study but the wider skills required for today’s workplace as well as good levels of literacy, numeracy and IT literacy.
Equality & Diversity
An open and welcoming College where equality and diversity are celebrated and promoted and discrimination challenged. Where staff and student communities reflect the demographics of the local population and where students are prepared for work in diverse labour markets.
The College with a reputation for supporting entrepreneurship and producing entrepreneurs.
Enrichment and Entitlement
The College where student enrichment opportunities and entitlement to employability skills are regarded as a source of competitive advantage.
The College that educates students who can contribute to the sustainability agenda in today’s workplace and society in general.
The College that engages with employers in the public and private sectors and the voluntary and community sector and is the first choice provider for the areas in which it delivers the curriculum.
The College with the reputation for providing excellent courses, customer service and academic outcomes.
Bradford College Strategy
Taking into account our mission, vision and the core values we aspire to, we have identified four strategic aspirations:
Identity: Develop a branding strategy which communicates our core values and has resonance with all markets served
Student Experience: Develop a student experience which provides a genuine source of competitive advantage
Infrastructure: Improve our internal capabilities and assets to ensure that we are able to deliver the strategic objectives
Business Model: Review and refine our business model to reflect our growing Bradford College family and the pursuit of Taught Degree Awarding Powers (T.D.A.P.)