Calderdale College

Invictus Children’s Mental Health Week projects

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Invictus, West Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity have planned the following for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
Phoenix Radio – daily recordings from young people talking about what enables them to grow and how they support others grow
Trinity Academy, Project Challenge, Calderdale College- ALSO National geographic editor Tim Herbert volunteered for Invictus and he will be interviewed by young people.
Orange Box – Project Challenge are creating a display to promote Mental Health Week which will be on social media.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 Commemoration Event

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Calderdale Interfaith would like to invite you to their Holocaust Memorial Day online event on Tuesday the 25th of January.

The event is hosted by Calderdale Interfaith, the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, and Calderdale College.

Holocaust Memorial Day is One Day – 27 January – that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we act for a better future.

Download the flyer

The Event will include:

  • Revd Canon Hilary Barber, Vice Chair of Calderdale Interfaith (MC)
  • Councillor Chris Pillai, Mayor of Calderdale and Chair of Calderdale Interfaith
  • John Rees, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Calderdale College
  • A testimony from Rosl Schatzberger followed by Q&A session
  • Calderdale College Students to speak on the topic: One Day
  • Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association (HFSA)
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer

We would also like to invite you to join the national ceremony, hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, on 27th January at 7pm.
Visit and look for ‘Watch the UK ceremony’

C&K Careers Apprenticeship Event March 5

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Leaving school or college this year and thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Don’t miss this event!

CK Careers invite you at the Shay Stadium on March 5 between 4 – 7pm, giving you the opportunity to explore apprenticeship options available to you.

Meet companies like Kirklees College, Calderdale College, Calderdale Council, Nufarm, White Rose School of Health & Beauty Huddersfield, KITS, Covea Insurance plc, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and more

For more information about this event and to connect, visit C&K Careers on Facebook

KITS Apprenticeship Open Evening – Thursday 19 April

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KITS will be holding an Apprenticeship Open Evening on Thursday 19 April, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Kirkdale House, Armytage Road, Brighouse
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Open Days are your opportunity to visit the Training Centre and meet with the Instructors. You will have you a tour of the facilities and explain how the Apprenticeship Programme works.

If you or somebody you know would like to attend the Open Day, please contact KITS on 01484 711462 or email to reserve your place.

Remember – With an Apprenticeship you earn while you learn!

KITS was formed in 1991 following the merger between the Halifax and District Group Training Organisation and the Kirklees Training Association. The merger brought together two like-minded training organisations. At the outset, the aim of KITS was to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence for Engineering Training and associated skills in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. This was enhanced during 1994 with the opening of a new centre at Brighouse. Over the years KITS has continued to grow and has achieved a reputation for High Quality Cost Effective training resulting in the need to further expand the training facilities in 1998. KITS is one of the largest and leading employer – led engineering Group Training Organisations in the UK.

In 2009/2010 the Skills Training Centre was totally refurbished with new state of the art machinery reflecting the standards and technology within local Manufacturing and Engineering Companies.

KITS has developed from an organisation that was purely seen as a recruiter of engineering craft apprentices and a means of maximising levy/grant returns to an organisation that is Employer Responsive, meeting company needs for both training and services in Human Resource development, Health and Safety, Quality and Standards in a wider range of industries.

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

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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.

2017 Summer Camp at the Inspire Centre

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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

Mid-semester exhibition at Calderdale College

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Please join us for our mid-semester exhibition which features the creative, exciting and innovative work of the Two Year Art and Design Higher National Diploma, and the Top-Up Degree in Contemporary Art and Design Practice.

Open to the general public
Monday 6 February to Sunday 12 February

Private view
Tuesday 7 February – 5.30pm to 8pm

At the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ

If you have any enquiries email or call 01422 357357

Ignite Festival 2016

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Come and join us for FREE music and sport at Calderdale’s first inclusive sport and music festival.

On Thursday 18 August 2016, 11am – 3pm at Calderdale College’s Inspire Sport and Fitness Centre.

The event is open to all and showcases Calderdale’s numerous disability sports and musical opportunities with free taster sessions.

Sports include;

Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby League, Athletics, New Age Kurling, Boccia, Blender bikes, Disability Football, Mixed ability rugby, Climbing, Gym, Tennis, Cheerleading, badminton, Inclusive fitness classes and VI Bowls.

Taster ‘Jamming’ sessions are available plus bands playing throughout the day.

For more information, contact, or call Glenn Holdsworth on 07722 269964

Talent Match in Calderdale for 18 to 24 year olds

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Talent matchTalent Match is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

The aim of the Talent Match Project is to engage with young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

Calderdale College are engaging with public and Voluntary Community Sector organisations in Calderdale to actively promote the Talent Match Project by chairing and facilitating meetings with the aim to create a mutual action plan with all colleagues who attend.

For further information or if you would like to attend these meetings please email or find out more about Talent Match at

Storm Trooper Zumbathon – Next week!

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Storm Trooper ZumbathonRaise money for Calderdale flood victims at the Storm Trooper Zumbathon. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro this event is open to everyone with a guest appearence by Lizzie Jones, cakes, face painting and more.

Saturday 13 February – 12pm to 2pm
At The Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, HX1 3UZ

Get involved for just £10 per person or £5 for under 12’s.

If you would like to take part or would like further information find Storm Troopers Zumbathon on Facebook.