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North Herts College

We deliver full and part-time courses in a huge range of sectors and occupational areas. We also deliver courses for students who need additional support to complete their studies. All our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers and we work closely with them to make sure that learners leave us with the skills that employers are looking for.

Could you give a future?

A campaign calling on Hertfordshire-based employers to help prepare young people for work, was launched today by North Hertfordshire College, and has already received the backing of several well-known local organisations.  

Give a Future aims to link up NHC students with local businesses to give young people invaluable work-place experience so they are in the best position to find work once they gain their qualifications.

The campaign coincides with the start of Love Our Colleges week, an annual event which recognizes and celebrates the positive contribution colleges make across the country to build communities, boost businesses and support individuals.

Computacenter, Herts Football Association, Lister Hospital, Stevenage Borough Council, Amazing Apprenticeships, Hitchin BID, Pebble Beauty Sanctuary, Hotel Cromwell and MHA Trembaths have all pledged to support the campaign.

If you would like to Give a Future, or to read more about all the organisations who have already pledged their support for the campaign visit

Key Provisions

School leavers We have a broad range of vocational courses for school leavers. We deliver full time programmes to meet the current and future demands of the local economy across six sectors: business and financial services; the creative industries; engineering and construction; health and social care; technology and sport. We also deliver programmes for students who need additional support to complete their studies.

Work Experience/Study Programmes We're proud of the way in which we support work experience at NHC. We know that having real work experience will help learners to secure and succeed in the world of work. Lots of our past students have got jobs or apprenticeships with the business that have hosted their work experience.

Apprenticeships Our sister organisation, Hart Learning & Development, help nurture talent for a diverse range of businesses providing apprenticeships, employability programmes and a range of professional qualifications.

Higher Education We work in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire to bring you a range of higher education courses which are quality-assured, focused on helping you to realise your potential and to progress to higher levels and into work.

Adult learners and Professional Qualifications We offer a broad range of part time courses for adult learners. Whether it’s to enhance your career or learn a new hobby, we’ve got something for you.

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Why us?

89% Overall achievement, that's 6.5% above the national average.
94% Overall retention, that's 10% above the national average.
79% Of our employability students progress to positive destinations.


We passionately believe in the power of education to enrich lives, raise aspirations and create prosperity for individuals, businesses and the communities we work in.

Our aim is to be known as an exceptional place to study, where we provide students with an inspiring curriculum that develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful in their lives and future careers.

We also want to be a valued and visible part of the community and make a positive contribution to improve the lives of local residents.

The college delivers a broad range of academic and vocational courses to young people and adults. We have over 2,000 full time students and a further 8,000 adults and apprentices. We are proud that our overall achievement rates make us one of the top performing colleges in the region.

In their November 2017 inspection report, Ofsted judged North Hertfordshire College to be ‘Good’ with our supported studies provision and traineeships rated ‘Outstanding’.

NHC is ranked fifth best in the country and first in Hertfordshire for overall student satisfaction, according to an annual Government commissioned survey of all FE learners.

Courses at North Hertfordshire College

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vocational achievement. That's 6.5% above the national average.