Calderdale College to Launch £1.5m Digi Hub in September 2018

Calderdale College is undertaking a seven-figure project to create a new state-of-the-art Digital and Creative Industries Centre (Digi Hub) in time for September 2018, helping to prepare students for employment in the exciting and fast-developing world of digital and creative industries.

The new Digi Hub will see the College invest over £1.5million to create exciting new facilities, including: a Cyber Security Lab, Motion Capture Studio, Games and Web Design Suite, Animation Studio and Digital Media Studio.

In addition, it will feature a range of services for businesses, including website and mobile applications, design and commercial print services.

Find out more here:

Foster Family Fun Day – Law and Justice: Then and Now

Children and young people will take part in two fun workshops to discover what crime and punishment was like in Victorian times, and what it is like today at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 14 April, 12:30pm-3:30pm. They will also design a themed T- shirt during an art and textiles workshop.

The fun day is designed for children and young people who are currently in care, aged 5-16 from across West Yorkshire, to attend with foster carers / residential staff.

The aim is to offer looked after young people opportunities to explore what their future could hold in a fun, interactive and age appropriate way, while gaining exposure to higher education professionals.

The session is FREE but places are limited so please book at Eventbrite.

Calderdale College Open Evening

Calderdale College is hosting an Open Evening on the Tuesday 23 January, 4:30pm-7pm which is a perfect opportunity to meet the fantastic tutors who can answer all of your queries and get a feel of what it is like to be a Calderdale College student.

The College will be showcasing a fantastic range of Vocational Courses, Apprenticeships and Higher Education courses. There are also plenty of fun ‘have a go’ activities and demonstrations in store – don’t miss out! #SkillsfortheFuture

Project Search in Calderdale Helps Young People with Learning Disabilities

A new scheme in Calderdale is helping young people with learning disabilities to prepare for life in the workplace.

Calderdale Council, Calderdale College and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust launched ‘Project Search’ in September 2017 and it’s already having benefits for the 12 young adults involved.

The scheme offers a year-long supported internship combining classroom-based learning delivered by Calderdale College and work experience with the Council and the NHS. The aim is to boost opportunities to learn new skills to help secure full-time, paid employment.

Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said:

We want to ensure that when people with learning disabilities leave school or college, they have access to good-quality, paid jobs and can achieve their full potential. Project Search is a great opportunity for them to gain knowledge and practical experience in a safe and supported environment.” 

Laura Lavender, Team Leader – Employability & Life Skills, Calderdale College, said:

“We are so proud of our interns’ progress so far – they have really stepped up to the challenge and have become real assets to the teams they’re working in. Project Search is a fantastic supported internship model which we are hoping will make a big difference to the long term career prospects of the young people taking part. We are thrilled to be involved in this project and are dedicated to ensuring its success.”

The Council and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are working together to provide a variety of work experience to the young people enrolled on the scheme. From September to December 2017 the work placements are based at the Council, and from January 2018 they will be provided at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Where can I go to get more information? 

You can speak to a member of staff at Calderdale College, your C&K Careers advisor at your school, Lead the Way or the SEND Team. Leaflets about Project SEARCH can be posted to you by calling the Admissions Team at Calderdale College, phone: 01422 399316, or pick one up from the College Admissions Team.

2017 Summer Camp at the Inspire Centre

Monday 14 to Friday 8 August 2017 9am to 3pm daily
At The Inspire Centre, Calderdale college, Halifax

The 2017 Summer Camp is for boys and girls aged 4+ and is suitable for all levels & abilities – Both members and non-members welcome.

A full week at camp is costs £100 (individual day prices available on request and a discount is available for sibling bookings).

For more information/booking form please email Joleene at

A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid upon booking to secure your child’s place

Sports Camps Over Half Term

A number of events are being held at the Inspire Sports and Fitness Centre at Calderdale College over the half term holiday.

From Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June there will be a 4 day Mixed Sport Camp led by Damian Gibson – a professional coach and former Rugby League Player for Leeds Rhinos.

The sessions will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit


Sports Camps Over Half Term From Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June also there will be a 4 day Football Camp led by qualified teaching staff and specialist coaches.

Again the sessions will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit


The Rugby Camp is for 1 day only on Wednesday 31 May led by Halifax Rugby League Players.

The session will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit

Play Touch Rugby at Calderdale College

Individuals and teams are welcome to join Calderdale Community Coaching Trust and get involved with Touch Rugby for just £2.50 per person.

Every Monday (Starting 8th May) – 6.30pm
At Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ

For further information contact project manager Chris Mitchell on 07947 827627.