Project based learning

At NHC we are on a journey to transform the way that our courses are delivered. We know that our students achieve fantastic success rates, however it is imperative that they also leave college with the range of skills and experiences required to enter today’s competitive employment market.

We undertook significant research with local businesses to confirm our thinking that students need to have skills like questioning and problem solving, communicating effectively with different people, creativity and developing ideas, as well as the specialist subject knowledge that they learn on their chosen course.

We call these the expert student skills, and to make sure that our students gain all of these skills we are changing our curriculum to be project based instead of unit based. This means that our courses are delivered through students undertaking a series of projects, which cover all the elements required to achieve their qualification as well as all the expert student skills.

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