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Welcome to North Hertfordshire College


North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is an occupationally focussed further education college with campuses in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth. We deliver full and part-time programmes in a huge range of sectors and occupational areas. We also deliver programmes for students who need additional support to complete their studies.

NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group - a charitable organisation with a mission to create social and economic value through learning. The Hart Learning Group also includes: 

  • Hart Learning & Development (HL&D): a progressive new learning and development business which supports businesses of all sizes to engage with and invest in emerging talent. 
     
  • The Hart Schools Trust: a burgeoning schools trust which currently sponsors a secondary academy (Thomas Alleyne's Academy) and two studio schools (the Da Vinci School of Creative Enterprise in Letchworth and the Da Vinci School of Science & Engineering in Stevenage).

In partnership with Samama, the Hart Learning Group also operate three occupational colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

About us

OUR STRATEGY

Our aim is to make NHC an Outstanding college by 2018/19. To achieve this, we will:

  • Deliver consistently outstanding teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum.

  • Deliver programmes that prepare students for the reality of the world of work.
  • Support students to substantially improve their English and maths while they are with us.

  • Work with employers to design, deliver and offer progression routes from our programmes.

  • Offer a rich, broadly defined student experience, and keep our students safe.

OUR VALUES

Our values align with our mission and strategy:

  • Quality: we strive to constantly to improve the quality of our teaching and learning. We are intolerant of poor quality and always aim for Outstanding.

  • Innovation: we agitate for new and better ways of doing things. We will look within and beyond the education sector for transformational innovations.
  • Accountability: we set clear, reasonable expectations and we expect colleagues to deliver. We don’t make excuses.

  • Integrity: we have a strong moral compass, and we do the right thing for our customers, for our colleagues, and for the group.

  • Sustainability: we take decisions that work for the medium and long-term: socially, economically, and environmentally.

Additional support

In order to succeed in your course you may need some help or support. This may be because you have a disability or learning difficulty or because you have missed out on some basic skills learning. Whatever course you are on, up to and including Higher Education we will be able to help. 


If you need support with any of the following that may affect your learning, let us know:

  • physical disabilities
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties
  • sensory impairment
  • medical conditions
  • literacy, numeracy or if English is your second language

You will be seen individually and the information will be treated confidentially, if required. 


We provide support in the following ways 

  • in-class support
  • assistive technology
  • study skills support
  • further assessments for specific learning difficulty]
  • BSL communicators

Your tutor can refer you for support or you can contact the Additional Learning Support team on 01462 424343.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Stevenage Campus
    • Address:
    • Monkswood Way
    • STEVENAGE
    • SG1 1LA
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01462424242
    • Website:
    • www.nhc.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • enqurires@nhc.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Our Stevenage Campus is on Monkswood Way, near Asda and only a ten minute walk from the town centre and train station. All of our childcare, health & social care, IT & computing, science, access to higher education, higher education and supported studies courses are based here.

      Over recent years, we’ve invested in our state-of-the-art Stevenage Campus. We’ve invested in:

      • fully equipped, industry standard science labs
      • our cutting edge showcase classroom that contains a surface hub where students can mirror their projects, view a range of industry-relevant presentations, present and take part in Skype conference calls to connect with relevant employers, schools and colleges around the world
      • a mac suite where students can use the latest software
      • a learning resource centre with a great collection of books, journals, electronic databases and websites – open Monday to Friday during term time
      • a Starbucks concession and a range of snacks

      Our Stevenage Campus is a vibrant environment right in the centre of Stevenage with fantastic links to lots of major employers.

  • B: Hitchin Campus
    • Address:
    • Cambridge Road
    • HITCHIN
    • SG4 0JD
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01462424242
    • Website:
    • www.nhc.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • enquiries@nhc.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Our Hitchin Campus is on Cambridge Road, a five minute walk from the train station and ten minute walk from the town centre. All of our business, tourism & events, catering & hospitality, creative & performing arts, hairdressing & beauty therapy, public services and sport & fitness courses are based here.

      In recent years, we’ve invested over £10 million in additional space, new equipment and resources to make sure that our learning environment is consistent with that of a modern sector workplace.

      We’ve invested in:

      • dedicated classrooms, learning spaces and breakout areas for project work and independent study, including our black box drama studio for creative arts students
      • Hart Salon is our professional student-run hair and beauty salon at the Hitchin Campus. It’s open to the public and offers a range of affordable services
      • Hart Kitchens is our contemporary, student-run restaurant at the Hitchin Campus. Hart Kitchens is open for lunch Tuesday - Thursday during term time and we also run regular themed evenings
      • a learning resource centre with a great collection of books, journals, electronic databases and websites – open Monday to Friday during term time

      Our Hitchin Campus is a creative and fun environment, with fantastic links to local employers.

  • C: Engineering and Construction Campus
    • Address:
    • Fulton Close
    • Stevenage
    • SG1 2AF
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01462424242
    • Website:
    • www.nhc.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • enquiries@nhc.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Our ECC is a 19,000 sq.ft. facility, right next to the train station in Stevenage and easily accessible from the A1. All of our construction, engineering & welding and motor vehicle courses are delivered here.

      Over the last two years, with the support of the Hertfordshire LEP, we’ve invested over £900,000 in additional space, new equipment and resources to make sure that our learning environment is consistent with that of a modern sector workplace. We’ve invested in a:

      • fully equipped mechatronics lab covering manufacturing, hydraulics & pneumatics, industrial controls and industrial robots
      • computer aided design suite, with software including Autocad, Solidworks & rapid prototype/3D modelling systems
      • comprehensive workshop facility that includes benches, hand and machine cutting tools, CNC and fabrication and welding areas for the production of prototype models
      • fully equipped electronics lab with a wide range of test equipment and tools including, oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, signal generators, op-amps, and multi-meters

      By studying at our dynamic ECC Campus, our fantastic facilities mean that you’ll feel like you’re working on a site in your chosen sector. The Campus is also really close to Airbus Defence and Space and some of the other major employers in the area.

  • D: Letchworth Broadway