Bowling College

Our aim is to offer a range of excellent courses for adults in the Bradford and surrounding areas. We believe that by providing a supportive and comfortable learning environment we can help our learners achieve their full potential.

Bowling College has been at the heart of learning communities for over 20 years. Each year around a thousand learners successfully start and complete their learning journey with us. Our teaching and support staff offer friendly help and advice to learners every step of the way and we feel that this is the reason they succeed.

As an accredited Information, Advice and Guidance Centre we can also help with decisions and guide you through your studies.

At our centre in Manningham, we offer excellent facilities and aim to provide an informal and friendly atmosphere with individual support to all of our learners. We welcome and support learners who are:

19- 23 years old
24+ years old
People with disabilities
People who seek an alternative to a large bustling College

The College offers classroom, distance, blended and work-based learning including Traineeships and Apprenticeships in sectors such as Childcare, Customer Service and Health & Social Care. We provide supported e-learning to create flexibilities for you in maths & English and provide continuous personal development courses delivered via your employer or in college which help you to get on in life through learning. You can also complete a range of qualifications through the supported use of Workbooks that you can complete at home or in college.

Wherever and whenever you study with us please be assured that you will find the same high quality standards and a very warm welcome.

For many of our learners courses are free. To find out more, visit our funding page.

If you have any questions about either us or our courses then you can contact our College Services team on 01274 773310 or check out the rest of our website.

Information, Advice & Guidance

Are you unsure about what you need to do to achieve your goals? Do you need support to help you make the best decision about your training needs? Thanks to the support that our College Services team provides we can help you answer these questions.

Here at Bowling College we are committed to providing impartial Information, Advice & Guidance to everyone that contacts us and our learners throughout their learning journey. As part of this commitment we have developed a strong link with a local not-for-profit organisation called Aspire-i.

They provide impartial IAG support either through face-to-face time in the classroom or through their offices in Bradford and Keighley. Like us they believe that building strong community links and placing people at the heart of everything they do allows people to improve their lives and their prospects. Their core service is to provide careers advice, training, placements, recruitment services and redundancy counselling. They also offer high quality services to young people which means that we can successfully signpost people under the age of 19 who are unable to do a course with us due to funding rules.

You can contact Aspire-i through the following methods:

Aspire-i Limited (Head Office)
Onward House, 2 Baptist Place, Bradford BD1 2PS
Tel: 01274 829400

Opportunity Centre
1-3 John Street, Bradford BD1 3JT
Tel: 01274 379449

Opportunity Centre
Airedale Buildings, Scott Street, Keighley BD21 2SP
Tel: 01535 600267

If you do not wish to contact Aspire-i directly then you can speak to our College Services team.

College Services can help you to choose the right course and can help you to look at which careers might be suitable for you. Phone us on 01274 773310 or email [email protected]

Contact Details



4th Floor, Centre for Enterprise Building, 114 – 116 Manningham Lane, Bradford BD8 7JW