Working With Schools

NHC works with schools across North Hertfordshire to raise awareness of our exciting and diverse options for young people

We regularly collaborate with local schools on a variety of events throughout the academic year, sharing details about our vocational courses, apprenticeships, and higher education opportunities and giving local students the chance to experience college life.

Most of our activity is focused on years 9, 10, and 11, but we also work with local primary schools to provide young children with exciting and memorable learning activities as well as help our students gain valuable experience of working with young children.

We offer a range of activities across our campuses in Stevenage and Hitchin and often join local schools for their own events so that students can learn more about their post-16 options and familiarise themselves with our campuses.

If you would like NHC to participate in one of your school events, attend one of our regular events or discuss arranging a bespoke event, get in touch with our Schools Engagement team.

In-school activities include:

  • Attending school careers fairs
  • Presenting at school assemblies
  • Attending parents’ evenings
  • Bespoke school talks and demonstrations
  • Attending GCSE results day

On-campus activities include:

  • Routes into STEM. This annual event is hosted in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust and is an opportunity for NHC to showcase its science and technology facilities.
  • Enterprise and Discovery days. We organise events throughout the year to bring to life our exciting provision and engage potential students in subjects such as forensics and business.
  • Campus tours. If you work at a local school and have never visited NHC, we are always happy to organise campus tours.

Find out more about our on-campus activities:

Interested in working together?

To enquire for further details about opportunities for NHC to work with your school, please complete the form below and a member of our Schools Engagement team will get back to you.


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    Did you know we also run the NHC Community Allotment project?

    Designed to encourage local young people to engage with the environment, the NHC Community Allotment project provides our students with the tools they need to understand and advocate for healthy living. We train our students in gardening and allotment maintenance and offer support, advice, and collaboration opportunities for community groups.

    Our students also volunteer during sessions for local organisations to help launch further allotment and healthy eating initiatives.

    Previous work through the NHC Community Allotment includes working with the Roebuck Academy to help renovate their existing allotment and run practical sessions with the pupils. As well as providing Roebuck Academy’s pupils with the knowledge and space to care for their vegetable crops, NHC’s students also benefitted from hands-on practical experience of working with young children.

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