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Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our Supported Studies programmes

We're Outstanding

In their November 2017 inspection report, Ofsted confirmed that our supported studies students benefit from Outstanding provision from NHC meaning a very high proportion of our supported studies students excel and gain highly effective independent living skills.

Ofsted said: “Leaders, managers and teachers ensure that each element of a learner’s programme meets their often individual, diverse and complex requirements. Most learners make excellent progress towards realising their independence and achievement of relevant qualifications and skills.”

Among the many highlights, the Ofsted report confirmed that our supported studies students benefit from well-planned and meaningful work experience, our courses help our students gain confidence in every day, real-life situations within their local community and in the workplace plus our incredible supported studies tutors help our students gain confidence and tailor courses to meet each student’s individual, diverse and often complex needs.

We've Been Shortlisted

NHC’s Supported Studies department has been shortlisted for the prestigious Tes FE award for Specialist Provider of The Year.

The Tes FE awards celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.

Despite the challenges faced by students, the retention and achievement results are consistently well above the national average and the vast majority of students progress to further study or into employment.

How should I choose which course is best for me?

We’re here to help you choose the right course for you. Before making any big decisions, you’ll be invited to visit our campuses, join taster days, meet our staff and other students.

We’ll also work really closely with parents or carers, and your educational provider, to make sure that you enrol on the course that’ll best work for your particular needs and circumstances. YC Hertfordshire will also support you.

“Our daughter has really enjoyed her course, she always talks about her fantastic tutors who have made education a fun and exciting experience. The supported studies team have supported us all year and have remained in excellent contact with us throughout.”

Parent of supported studies student