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Welcome to Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Welcome to Havering College, an award winning centre for lifetime learning and training. Whatever you want to be, when you choose to study with us at Havering College of Further & Higher Education you are taking a step closer to being successful and achieving your goals.

Whether you are leaving school and becoming a student, returning to learning as an adult, undertaking professional qualifications or an undergraduate programme, retraining for a new career or just looking to learn something new, we are sure that we will have the right course for you.

Our superb facilities and dedicated staff enable us to deliver courses and training in a friendly and supportive environment. We work hard to ensure that our information technology, workshops and equipment are up-to-date and at the forefront of industry requirements, ensuring that the skills you learn are relevant and strong enough to get you ahead of the competition.

We are more than just a college at Havering; we are an award winning part of the community. We have a range of services and activities to help you make the most of college life. Of course if you want to achieve great results you will have to work hard, but we aim to make your learning journey with us enriching and inspiring.

Let us help you to succeed.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Maria Thompson


About us

Why Choose Havering College?

We care about helping you to achieve your goals and reach your potential. We are committed to ensuring that our exceptional learning environments are inspirational as well as practical.

Brilliant Teachers Teaching staff at Havering College are highly qualified professionals in their field. They are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date and relevant information and skills training possible, giving you the edge for employment over other candidates and enhancing your future career prospects.

Unrivalled Range of Courses

With over 360 long and short courses, high levels of tutor contact and opportunities to progress from the age of 14 through to degree level, there is something for everyone. Flexible, Convenient and Supportive Part-time and modular options are available for students and our innovative Business Development team can develop and deliver bespoke courses that will suit any businesses needs.

No Limits to Employment Opportunities

On the doorstep of London and Essex we have links with local businesses and major employers, including; Crossrail, Ford, NHS, Local Authorities, Thames Tideway, Fencross, Hovis, Tesco, EDF Energy, The Really Useful Company and many more.

Great Value for Money

Local learning is a smart move. A vocationally focused undergraduate degree programme can be up to £17,000 cheaper than going away to university. Learning locally also means that you can fit your studies around your life, without having to move away, leave your job or incur such heavy debts.

Facilities available

Inspirational learning environments with continual re-investment in all areas including bespoke industry workshops, a fully equipped construction centre, advanced science laboratories, the Centre for Creative Arts and the latest technology across all subjects.

Additional support

Education changes lives. It increases people’s self-confidence and self-esteem. It opens up new opportunities – educationally, socially, economically and in employment.

At Havering College, we are fully committed to providing inclusive education and have a well developed history of supporting students from different backgrounds, cultures and abilities at all levels of education. We also know that returning to learning after a break can be daunting and that you may need support at the beginning until you gain your confidence.

Support is available from your first contact with the college, throughout the application process and your programme of study, from joining us as a school leaver or returning to learning as an adult, from foundation or entry level through to Higher Education study skills and your graduation.

Tutorial Support

As a student with us, there are many opportunities for you to identify areas where you may need support. Small class sizes allow us to offer individual tutorial sessions, where you can discuss your progress on the course and set goals for the future. In addition to this, academic skills sessions provide the chance to develop study skills, research methods and essay writing techniques in order to assist you with your studies.

English and mathematics qualifications are included as part of your studies where appropriate. These are essential requirements for your employment or Higher Education applications and career progression.

Our STEP (Student Tracking, Evaluation and Progress) reports and meetings take place once a term and are a formal opportunity for you to discuss your progress and achievements. Parents are welcome to attend STEP meetings and are also welcome to discuss any matter or concerns relating to their son or daughter’s progress at any time. You do not need to wait for STEP week.

Learning Support

We have a team of Learning Support staff dedicated to supporting learners with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND) to enable them to achieve academic success and realise their goals and potential. We invite learners to an individual meeting to discuss their learning support needs. At this meeting we will identify exact requirements and work closely with each learner to tailor the support we provide to their specific needs. We can provide support from the initial interview to the end of the course and will work with individual learners and their course team to ensure the support they are receiving is effective and adapt this as necessary.

The type of support available could include one or more of the following:

- In-class support (either individually or in a group) with a Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

- Out of class break time support (either individually or in a group) with an LSA - Out of class additional study support (individually or in a group) with a Learning Support Tutor

- Support in exams - Additional support, for example, extra time allowed for exams

- Assistive technology – Software or IT equipment to assist with studies in or outside of class

- Medical/physical support – Learning Support staff provide support to individuals with medical/physical needs. The college also has a range of specialist equipment and technology to assist learners in class and around our campuses

- Hearing/visual/speech support – Learning Support staff provide support to individuals with hearing, visual and/or speech support requirements. The college also has a range of specialist equipment and technology to assist learners in class and around our campuses.

- Social communication - Learning Support provides a breakfast and lunchtime service on our main campuses. This is a place for our learners to build confidence and social skills or for learners who just need a quieter environment to meet new friends and socialise.

If there is a support requirement that is not listed it does not mean we cannot accommodate certain needs. We look at each individuals requirements and will put any reasonable adjustments in place as necessary.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

Key information


  • A: Ardleigh Green Campus
    • Address:
    • Ardleigh Green Campus
    • Ardleigh Green Road
    • Hornchurch
    • RM11 2LL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01708455011
    • Website:
    • Email address:
    • More information:
    • Ardleigh Green Campus

      Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2LL

      The Ardleigh Green campus is host to a large number of facilities such as:

      - The Academy of Arts and Science

      - The Centre for Creative Arts

      - The Space performing arts facility

      - Cisco and Microsoft IT Pro Academy

      - L’Oreal Flagship Hairdressing salons

      - The Retreat graduate beauty salon

      - Stepping Stones Day Nursery

      - Dedicated motor vehicle workshops

      Ardleigh Green is located between the towns of Hornchurch and Romford, with direct rail/tube links to Essex and London. Romford is a hub of entertainment containing the historic Romford Market, large shopping centres, cinemas, sports and recreational facilities.

      Creative and Professional

      At our Ardleigh Green campus you will gain the professional and vocational skills you need to stand out in the competitive world of work. The involvement of industry leaders means that our courses contain the most relevant and up-to-date information. Our facilities in the creative and performing arts are exceptional and give you a perfect springboard into careers where your own imagination and drive are the deciding factors.

  • B: Quarles Campus
    • Address:
    • Quarles Campus
    • Tring Gardens
    • Romford
    • RM3 9ES
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01708455011
    • Website:
    • Email address:
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    • Many of our vocational training centres are based at our Quarles campus including:

      - The Jubilee Restaurant & professional training kitchens

      - Engineering workshops

      - The Plumbing Skills workshop

      - Public Services and Sports

      - Health & Social Care specialist care suites

      - Early Years and Childcare

      - Foundation Skills Centre

      Quarles is a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Romford and a short distance from the local shopping centre. Harold Hill features many open spaces including the expansive Central Park and is home to The Central Park Leisure Centre.