Adult Learners


At North Hertfordshire College, we offer a broad range of full-time and part-time courses for adult learners.

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current role at work, pick up new skills, or completely change your career, we have a range of courses available to help you on your journey.

Adult learner courses at North Hertfordshire College

Our courses develop your professional skills across a broad range of sectors, including accounting and HR. We also offer courses to help you learn a trade, become a counsellor, or even re-train to enter a science-related career. NHC also offers courses to help you train to become a teacher! A number of our courses are accredited by industry or professional bodies, and all are respected and valued by employers.

Through our Access to Higher Education courses, you can train to be a nurse or midwife, study social sciences and law, and gain the skills and knowledge required to build a career in a variety of science and allied health professions including radiography, nutrition and biomedical science.

If you are recently unemployed or have been looking for work for a while, we also offer some free short courses (Hart Workskills) to help you get back into work. On top of that, we also provide some online courses to give your skills a boost in some key areas such as management, customer and business services and mental health awareness training.

We also offer a range of beginner and intermediate courses where you can develop a hobby and meet people with the same interests.

All our courses are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment and are available on a flexible basis, allowing you to fit them around your existing schedule.

How the courses will be delivered

We will be providing a flexible learning experience to ensure that we keep all our learners safe, following the latest Government guidance. Some of our courses will be taught online, some in the classroom (with social distancing) and others will be a blend of both online and offline.

Please get in touch with us if there is a course you are interested in, so we can tell you how it will be delivered.

How much will the course cost?

You may not have to pay a penny for your course. To find out if you are eligible click here

If you have to contribute towards the cost of your course, you may be eligible for an advanced learner loan.

Join our higher education open day

Find out more about what it’s like to study on our Foundation Degree in Computing and Extended Diploma in Science courses at our open day. You’ll also meet our team, tour our facilities, and learn more about NHC’s role as a University of Hertfordshire Consortium partner.

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