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Hugh Baird College is a further education College situated in Merseyside, England. It is one of the largest providers of education and training in the area, delivering over 300 courses to more than 5,000 students. The College offers courses from Entry Level to Level 3, A-levels, Apprenticeships and University level courses, Foundation Degrees and Degrees.

Hugh Baird College
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Address
Balliol Road (Main Site)


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L20 7EW

Coordinates53°26′42″N 2°59′22″W / 53.445080°N 2.9894190°W / 53.445080; -2.9894190Coordinates: 53°26′42″N 2°59′22″W / 53.445080°N 2.9894190°W / 53.445080; -2.9894190
Information
MottoTo inspire, challenge and transform lives.
Founded1891
Local authoritySefton
OfstedReports
ChairDavid Crosby
PrincipalYana Williams
Employees600
Age14+
Number of students5000
Campuses4
Website

Students can join their 14-16 College at the age of 14, continue their study at College and then progress to degree level at their Hugh Baird University Centre.

On 1 December 2017, following Sefton Council approval and support, South Sefton College in Litherland became part of Hugh Baird College. South Sefton College was renamed as Hugh Baird College’s South Sefton Campus and it is home to the College’s dedicated Sixth Form Centre and houses its A-level provision.[1]

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CampusesEdit

The Balliol Road Campus serves the majority of the college's students within its Balliol building, with 7 floors, including the main reception and 'The Pod' student advice centre. The Port Academy Liverpool building specialises in the training of vocational courses for the Construction and Engineering sectors. The L20 Building and University Centre is on Stanley Road, it houses a dedicated University Centre with open-plan study areas for students studying our University level courses. The development also includes a multi-purpose performance arts space for public events - ranging from school productions to conferences, a public library, learning resource centre and a café with an outdoor seating area. The Port Academy Liverpool building houses the College's Business Development Centre which provides apprenticeships and training to employers across the region. The 14-16 College, based in the Balliol building, is an offering for those who wish to leave school at the age of 14. In 2012, the government made it possible for all 14-year-olds to leave school and take up a full-time place at their local College. The L20 Hotel School provides education, training and work experience for students on hospitality courses.

The South Sefton Campus opened in 2009 and houses a Sixth Form Centre, where the college offers A-levels. The campus has science laboratories, a sports centre, dance studio, eating outlets, a large atrium for performances and an art studio.

St Winefride's Campus houses the College's Health Training Hub and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's Life Rooms Bootle. The Health Training Hub is where their health, social care, nursing and mental health courses are delivered. The Life Rooms is a resource to for the local community to access short courses, information and advice about physical and mental wellbeing, money, housing and community services.

Thornton College is a partnership between Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Sefton special school and Hugh Baird College. It is based in Thornton, Merseyside and offers courses from Entry Level to Level 1 for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Commercial FacilitiesEdit

L20 Restaurant
The Restaurant is located in the Balliol Centre and is run by the Hospitality students of the L20 Hotel School.

L20 Flowers
The L20 Flowers floristry outlet is open to the general public and students and is located on the Stanley Road side of the Balliol building.

L20 The Salon
The salon is open to the general public and students and is located on the Stanley Road side of the Balliol building.

HistoryEdit

1891
Grants were made available from the Exchequer. It was with this and other aid that Bootle Technical School opened, offering 37 courses in 25 subjects, with an intake of 807 students.

1897
More subjects were added to the Schools provision, including: building, home dressmaking, mechanical engineering and iron/steel manufacture.

1900
A new building was erected and officially opened on 27 September 1900 under the directorship of John James Ogle. It was located where the Port Academy Liverpool building now stands.

1968
Bootle Municipal Technical College amalgamated with Bootle College of Art to become the Bootle College for Further Education.

1974
The College was renamed Hugh Baird College of Further Education, in recognition of a prominent local mayor and college governor, in honour of his contribution to developing education in Bootle.

1988
The opening of the Sports Hall and Sports Facilities - the focal point for all the College's sports courses, whilst also hosting many other events.

1997
The Pembroke Centre opened (now called the Port Academy Liverpool building).

2009
A large scale extension of the Port Academy Liverpool building is opened.

2012
Yana Williams is appointed as the College's Principal and Chief Executive.

2013
L20 Hotel School launched. It provides education, training and work experience for students on hospitality courses.

2014
The L20 Building - the first purpose built Higher Education centre in Merseyside is opened. The Hugh Baird University Centre is housed within the building.

2017
South Sefton College in Litherland becomes part of Hugh Baird College. South Sefton College was renamed as Hugh Baird College’s South Sefton Campus and it is home to the College’s dedicated Sixth Form Centre and houses its A-level provision. Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ‘Gold’ status for the teaching provision in their University Centre.

2018
Graded 'Good' in March 2018 by Ofsted.

2019
St Winefride's Campus opened. It houses the College's Health Training Hub and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's Life Rooms Bootle.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hugh Baird College and South Sefton College to merge". Retrieved 1 December 2017.