At NHC you can study for a degree right on your doorstep!
We offer a range of Foundation Degrees validated by the University of Hertfordshire, and one by the University of Bedfordshire. Depending on the subject you choose your course will be studied at either our Stevenage or Hitchin Campuses. We offer a supportive environment where all programmes are delivered by well–qualified and experienced tutors with links to industry, who will help students to develop their full potential.
Our campuses have good transport access, and are 5 minutes walk in each case from the main line train-link from London Kings Cross (approx 25/30 minutes by fast train).
Students have full access to university facilities and resources, as well as resources at NHC.
North Hertfordshire College is an associate partner of the University of Hertfordshire and member of the Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium. The Consortium comprises of West Herts College, Oaklands College and Hertford Regional College and offers Extended and Foundation Degrees validated by the University of Hertfordshire. View the Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium Prospectus from the link at the top of the page.
Full-time Foundation Degrees
Our full time Foundation Degrees take two years to complete. Should you wish to continue your studies once you have achieved your Foundation Degree, there is the option to progress onto the 2nd or 3rd year of an Honours degree at the University.
Please note all full time Degree courses must be applied for via UCAS. UCAS course codes for individual courses are shown on the profiles.
We also offer an Extended Degree Science (Year 0). This University of Hertfordshire validated course takes one year to complete. Once successful, you would then be able to continue on to Year 1 of your Degree at the University of Hertfordshire, choosing from a range of related specialist subjects.
Part-time Foundation Degrees
If you prefer, a number of our Foundation Degrees are available to study on a part-time basis. Part-time degrees also take two years to complete but are delivered over three semesters per year. The academic year would finish in August.
For more information on how to apply for a part-time Foundation Degree, please call Customer Services on 01462 424242 or the Higher Education Bursar on 01462 424301. Alternatively, you can visit us at the Hitchin Centre or Stevenage Centre.
NHC have recently introduced a number of Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses. Please see course listing for profiles.
Students on both full-time and part-time Higher Education courses are eligible for student financial support through Student Finance England. Visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for full information and how to apply.
Full time EU students should be eligible for a full tuition fee, together with maintenance support if required. Part time EU students are eligible for a tuition fee loan only. Tuition fees are paid directly to the Institution from Student Loans Company; maintenance payments are made in instalments directly to the student.
Repayment does not start until the April following the end of your study and then only when earning £21,000 at a current rate of 9% of the difference (for example, if you earn £22,000 your monthly repayments taken at source via PAYE would be £7.50 per month). All loans are written off after 30 years.