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West Herts College

At West Herts College we believe that Further Education should be life changing. We’re committed to local people and employers – and to creating opportunities for both.

For students, we specialise in:

  • Modern courses as the springboard to a job, apprenticeship or university place
  • A supportive approach to developing practical skills in English and maths
  • Professional work experience opportunities with more than 700 businesses

With employers we focus on:

  • Ensuring our students have the skills your business needs today and in the future
  • Apprenticeships services tailored to your business sector and size
  • Work experience programmes of real value to employers and our students

For adults looking to upskill:

  • There’s our range of leisure and recreational courses
  • Professional development programmes for career development
  • Scope to create opportunities for employment and self-employment

Together we can raise aspirations, drive productivity and boost prosperity for all.

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Key Provision

School leavers

Our courses are taught in modern campuses with the latest tech and equipment. In Hertfordshire our main sites are in Watford and Hemel Hempstead. 

Work experience

We offer an unrivalled range of professional work experience opportunities, with scope for each programme to be tailored to the potential and talent of individual students.

Our partnerships with local employers include businesses, the public sector and charities. Together, we’re creating work experiences that have earned national commendation for their effectiveness.


Our close association with employers means we can tailor our apprenticeships to Hertfordshire business priorities, creating opportunities for local people (college leavers and adults) that offer genuine career potential.

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HighER education

Our higher education courses focus on the modern skills required for successful graduate careers. The same attention to detail characterises our approach to teaching and learning, with small group sizes ensuring that the needs and interests of individual students are always a priority. Click here to view what we have to offer.

Adult learners and professional qualifications

Adult programmes range from professional qualifications for career progression to recreational courses for hobbyists of all abilities.

The timetable for this focuses on evening provision, with some day-time classes also available. Our modern campuses offer extensive professional equipment within a campus atmosphere which is adult and university-like in its feel.

Support for Employers

We tailor our services according to the size of individual employers:

Small and medium-sized businesses – contact:

Louise Thurston
[email protected]
07920 028394

Larger (levy paying) businesses – contact:

John McMahon
[email protected]
07500 126450  

Why Us?

98% of students achieve positive outcomes when they leave us
700 employers offer work experience to 4,000+ of our students
75% of our apprentices are offered permanent employment – with half gaining promotion at this time

We’re highly rated by education agencies and employer organisations: Ofsted, TEF (SILVER), QAA, CBI, IiP, Matrix, Autism Accreditation, Disability Confident 

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