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Parent Hub

Parent Hub

We want to develop strong, collaborative relationships with the parents and guardians of our students. We know that leaving school can be a daunting prospect with big decisions to make.

We hope that the information here is useful in helping you at this important time. For parents and guardians of our current students, we have provided information to keep you informed about news and events and other information you need to know.


We believe passionately in the power of education to enrich lives, raise aspirations and create prosperity for the individuals we teach. We provide students with an inspiring curriculum that develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful in their lives and future careers. Crucial to fulfilling our mission, is creating a supportive, open culture where everyone feels valued and is motivated to go that extra mile.

Ofsted and other awards

In our most recent inspection by Ofsted in 2017, we were rated Good with our Supported Studies programme and Traineeships rated Outstanding. Click here to view the report.

We are through to the finals for four prestigious awards in 2020:

  • Specialist Provider of the Year for our Supported Studies department (Tes Awards 2020, the top awards in Further Education)
  • Teacher of the Year for Cheryl Hall, one of our Health and Social Care tutors (Tes Awards 2020)
  • Community Champion (Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (Biz4biz Awards)
  • In 2019, we were Highly Commended in the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.

The Master Chefs of Great Britain: Zest Quest Asia

  • In 2019, our students won an award in the Zest Quest Asia competition, established by celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE. They were also finalists in the Young Seafood Chef of the Year.
  • In 2020, our students have reached the finals of Zest Quest Asia for the third year running, Uncle Bens & Dolmio Foodservice Challenge and the Young Risotto Chef of the Year.

Student satisfaction and national rankings

We are in the top 25% best colleges in the country for results; and the 5th best in the country for student satisfaction according to the 2019 national survey of Further Education college students.


Your chance to get involved

When your child enrols at North Hertfordshire College, they will have the opportunity to engage with a number of employers as part of their programme. All of our students undertake a work placement which provides them with the skills and knowledge they need for the industry.

In addition, we ask employers to talk to our students throughout the year, giving an insight into a career in their industry. This is an essential part of a student’s study and it builds on their learning to ensure they are fully equipped to start their career journey.

We need you!

  • Could you provide help for our students as an employer, employee or as a self-employed person?
  • Do you work in an organisation that might be willing to take on a work placement?
  • Could you come and talk to our students about your career, how you got started and how the industry work?



We are always looking for employers who can help work with our students if you work in any of the sectors we teach, please get in touch and help us to Give a Future.

What are the sectors we teach at NHC?

Construction, motor vehicle, childcare, health and social care, science, computing, sport and fitness, public services, hair and beauty, catering and hospitality, business, travel and tourism, creative industries.

Find out more

Find out more about how we work with employers across the curriculum here