Ofsted Report

Ofsted’s most recent further education and skills inspection report judged the provision delivered by North Hertfordshire College (NHC) and Hart Learning and Development (Hart L&D) to be Good with Outstanding features.

The report summarises the findings of an inspection which took place from 31st October to 3rd November 2017 – only 16 months since NHC’s last inspection by Ofsted. 

Amongst many highlights, the report concludes that…

"The overall effectiveness of provision is 'Good'...

…as are the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; Outcomes for learners; study programme, adult learning and apprenticeship provision.”


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"Provision for learners with high needs, and traineeship provision, is Outstanding...

…making Hart L&D the proud owners of the only Outstanding traineeship provision in general further education. Governors, senior leaders and managers provide inspirational leadership which has had a positive impact on organisational culture and delivered rapid and significant improvements in the quality of teaching and outcomes for learners.”

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"Learners, trainees and apprentices are polite, well behaved and motivated...

…to learn because of the inclusive, friendly atmosphere at the college. As a result, they improve their self-confidence, resilience and general life skills.”

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"Learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities benefit from Outstanding provision...

…which means that a very high proportion of learners excel and gain highly effective independent living skills.

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