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Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College
Motto To inspire, challenge and transform lives.
Established 1891 (1891)
Type Further Education College
Principal Yana Williams
Academic staff 250
Admin. staff 250
Students 7000
Location Bootle, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

Hugh Baird College is a further education College situated in Bootle, Merseyside, England. It is one of the largest providers of education and training in the area, delivering over 300 courses to more than 7,000 students. The college offers courses from Entry Level to Level 3, Apprenticeships and University level courses, Foundation Degrees and Degrees.


  • The Campus 1
  • Facilities 2
  • History 3
  • Alumni 4

The Campus

The Balliol Centre serves the majority of the college's students as the main building with 7 floors, including the main reception and 'The Pod' student advice centre.

The Pembroke Centre specialises in the training of vocational courses for the Construction and Engineering sectors. Health & Social Care and Childcare courses are also studied here. Students develop their skills in a range of industry standard 'real life' workshops.

The L20 Building and University Centre is a multi-million pound facility 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 building houses the college's Business Development Centre which provides apprenticeships and training to employers across the region.

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.


L20 Hotel School
The L20 Hotel School provides education, training and work experience for students on hospitality courses. Situated in the main Balliol building, the restaurant is open to members of the public and includes a dining facility, lounge and bar. The 14 station training kitchen is used for the delivery of full and part time courses.

Learning Resource Centres
The college has three Learning Resource Centres, which have computers stations, books, trade magazines, DVDs and electronic resources.

Free WiFi access is available throughout the campus. An iPad booking systems is available to students.


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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

The Pembroke Centre opened - the centre for the College's courses in Construction, Engineering and Health & Social Care and Childcare.

The Sixth Form Centre is opened.

A large scale extension of the Pembroke Centre is opened.

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


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