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Welcome to Herefordshire & Ludlow College

At Herefordshire & Ludlow College our emphasis is on the success of every single student.

You will be given the opportunity to excel and succeed in your learning by our well qualified and highly professional teachers. The vast majority of our students progress to higher level courses, including university studies, and then into employment.

We have received excellent feedback from Ofsted and, for our university level courses, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and our students report high levels of satisfaction with their learning and the College.

This prospectus focuses on the courses provided at the Hereford and Holme Lacy Campuses. For a copy of the latest Ludlow College prospectus, please contact our Enquiries Team.

Our superb Hereford Campus is situated on Folly Lane; it is one of the best further education campuses in the UK, offering outstanding learning facilities. It includes specialist workshops, training salons, professional kitchens as well as extensive learner resources.

At Holme Lacy, only six miles from Hereford, we provide an attractive range of courses at our specialist land-based campus and commercially managed 257 hectare estate, which includes an arable, beef and sheep farm; woodlands; orchards and lakes.

Ludlow College, just 20 minutes from Hereford by train, provides an excellent choice of A Levels for school leavers. Students enjoy being part of an academically rigorous and friendly Sixth Form College where they learn in small groups and benefit from high levels of personal support. Many progress to Russell Group and other highly ranked universities.

I sincerely hope you will choose to come and join our thriving learning community, and be part of our success story.

Principal & Chief Executive

About us

Herefordshire College of Technology (now Herefordshire and Ludlow College) has a long and proud history, providing quality education to the Herefordshire community and surrounding areas for over 60 years.

In a nutshell...

Established in 1946 on Newtown road as a temporary site, the College was first opened to meet local demands for qualified blacksmiths, farriers and welders. Fifteen apprentices began their training at that time.

By 1950 it had developed from a training centre to a further education establishment, named Hereford College of Further Education, and offered 11 part-time courses, 3 block-release and employed just 6 members of staff.

The College was essential to provide technical and commercial education for local firms established, or due to be established, in the Hereford area. Numbers had risen to 736 learners and by 1952/1953 this had soared with 1476 learners having enrolled.

The mid-1950's saw the development of the first phase of a permanent site at Folly Lane. As numbers of students increased over the years, so phase 2, 3 and 4 took place and the site expanded.

Growth has continued, along with investment in resources, and a £32 million campus redevelopment (completed in 2010)transformed the site at Folly Lane which now offers a fantastic range of first class facilities.

Sixty years later, HCT (now HLC) employs around 600 staff and welcomes over 7,000 learners each year. The College offers over 70 full-time courses across two campuses, including a specialist land-based campus, as well as a range of apprenticeships, part-time, HE, recreational, legislative and specialist courses for businesses.

Facilities available

Hereford Campus

  • LRC, Business & Technology Centre
  • Community Studies Centre

Holme Lacy Campus

  • The Holme Lacy Estate - commercially run farm
  • Animal Care Unit
  • Rural Craft Centre
  • Equestrian Centre


Additional support

Herefordshire and Ludlow College provides high quality support to individuals with disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

The college can provide information for learners, potential learners, parents and referral agencies. Working in partnership with students and relevant personnel, we are constantly working towards removing barriers to education. The College provides a wide range of support which is tailored to individual needs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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