Substantial investment has gone into creating attractive, well-resourced campuses where you can study in safety and comfort. We encourage our students to be actively involved with the College and joining our Student Council is a great way to be part of student led initiatives, directly influencing life on our College campuses.
Our main campus is located next to Aireville Park. Here you will find our School of Art, Media & Performance which has a longstanding reputation for excellence. Courses are taught in a stimulating and creative environment in an extensive, modern purpose built centre including Craven College's radio station. Our business, management and computing courses are also taught on this campus with up-graded teaching and specialist IT suites. It is also the centre for delivering our education and early years provision, health related subjects, aviation, travel & tourism, sport, outdoor & public services and humanities courses and is home to our A Level and Higher Education Centres. You will also find The Hub - home to Student Services, The Shop and The Enterprise Zone. Last year we opened the Pen-y-ghent building with additional large teaching spaces, state of the art science suite, dedicated Life Skills area, Changing Places facility, new Travel & Aviation Academy and much more.
Many of our aviation related programmes are delivered at our prestigious, unique air-side campus at Leeds Bradford International Airport so that you can experience the real world of work within the aviation industry. You will benefit from the close links we have with the aviation industry. Our tutors have been recruited from the industry too and will be able to guide you towards your career aspirations through their wealth of experience and contacts. You can even take flying lessons with one of our partner organisations as one of the many benefits of the location.
The Centre for Construction & Heritage Skills is designed to deliver both contemporary and traditional craft skills. In addition to the well-equipped workshops for practical construction skills training, with over 5,500 square metres of purpose built facilities, there are heritage workshops for blacksmithing, forge work, stone carving and stained glass making. There is a state of the art materials testing laboratory and classroom IT facilities. The substantial workshops offer industry standard training facilities including a new and improved joinery classroom and machine shop.
The centre provides a wide range of courses run by exceptionally skilled and experienced teaching staff. Situated in the centre of Skipton's Auction Mart complex, it benefits from close contact with the agricultural businesses based there. There is an extensive horticulture unit and a garden design studio; fully equipped rural mechanics and motor vehicle workshop; purpose built equestrian centre; construction area for land based skills; dry stone walling site and an animal care unit. Last year a new animal unit and land based service engineering workshops opened which have well equipped teaching areas and IT facilities. The centre is used as the base for our outdoor activities programmes with a climbing wall to enable students to develop practical climbing and instruction skills. (When not in use for teaching purposes, it can be used by students under supervision.)
We also have the Sports Therapy Clinic at The Auction Mart offering professional modern training facilities for students studying Sports Injury Management.
Set in the heart of Skipton is the original College building, now home to our Centre for Service Industries. This campus is currently undergoing major renovation work and will be completed early 2013. It will include brand new commercial facilities for The Academy of Hair & Beauty, including nail services, hairdressing and beauty treatment studios, featuring top of the range equipment in modern professional settings. Last year a new state of the art catering training kitchen opened, so our students can apply their practical skills in real working environments and understand issues around running a business alongside operating the College Brasserie Restaurant.