Welcome to North Hertfordshire College

We deliver full and part-time programmes to meet the current and future demands of the local economy across a range of sectors. NHC is an occupationally-focused Further Education college with campuses in Stevenage and Hitchin.

“North Hertfordshire College is dedicated to delivering unrivalled skills-based education to the workforce of tomorrow.”

Kit Davies – CEO, Hart Learning Group and Principal

Who are we?

North Hertfordshire College is part of the Hart Learning Group, a charitable organisation with a mission to spark fascination and inspire and motivate people through learning. It supports over 10,000 learners and employs around 450 staff.

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Work with us

We think all jobs in education are some of the most important and fulfilling jobs in the world – helping people realise their potential, helping businesses grow and improve, and helping build strong and vibrant communities.

At NHC, we’re currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy – we want to be Outstanding by 2023. To realise our strategy, we need the best people working with us. We’re keen to build on our already amazing team, all of whom share our passion, pace, and commitment to helping our students achieve their goals. If you share our passion, we want to hear from you!

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Take a peek Inside NHC

Curious about what goes on behind our classroom doors? Our Inside NHC series is the perfect way to learn more about our classroom activities, staff development opportunities, and general goings-on around our campuses. Check out some of our stories below:


The Group

North Hertfordshire College is proud to be part of the Hart Learning Group, a charitable organisation that brings educational opportunities to all members of the community – from early-years children right through to career-changing adults! The Group is made up of a range of organisations in the Hertfordshire area, including the STEM Discovery Centre, Hart Learning & Development, and the Hart Schools Trust (made up of Roebuck Academy and The Thomas Alleyne Academy).

The Hart Learning Group’s mission is simple: creating social and economic value in the local area through quality learning opportunities.

Through the Group, North Hertfordshire College is able to do just that! We provide a wide range of educational opportunities to the community, from valuable industry experiences with our exciting new Construction Hub to future-proofed qualifications with our strong network of employer connections. Whether you’re a school leaver about to take the next step into your future, an adult looking to explore a new hobby, or anyone else in between, NHC and the Hart Learning Group have the perfect opportunity for you.

Find out more about how each element of NHC and the Hart Learning Group comes together below.


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If you are interested in learning more about our Hart Learning Group you can continue your journey with the following information.


Click here to access the document.

Read our equality, diversity and inclusion objectives here.

Browse our annual report online here.


European Union Fund

The European Union funds and co-funds some of the College’s programmes – particularly for unemployed people – mainly through the European Social Fund. Visit website.

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults. Visit website.

Office for Students (OFS)

Office For Students is an independent public body. That reports to Parliament through the Department for Education (DfE). North Hertfordshire College runs a small number of degree-level courses which are either funded directly by OFS or in partnership with Universities. Visit website.

Review our more recent Ofsted report here.

You can find our policies, financial statements and board minutes here.

Read more about safeguarding and prevent at the college. Click here.