West Herts College

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West Herts College
Westherts college.jpg
Motto Shaping life through learning
Established 1991
Type Further Education
Principal Gill Worgan
Chairman of the Governors Norma Coulter
Location Hempstead Road
WD17 3EZ
England England
Local authority Watford
DfE URN 130720 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–present
Website www.westherts.ac.uk/

West Herts College is a college in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The College has the campuses in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley.

Range of courses[edit]

Courses offered are vocational and apprenticeships. The College works with local secondary schools to offer entry to applicants of 14 years of age and older. Some school pupils may transfer their full-time education to the College in order to restart their education or to take some vocational subjects at Level 1, either as full subjects or as "tasters" (to judge suitability). A few GCSE subjects are offered to gifted pupils.

Tertiary qualifications (foundation and extended degrees and Higher National Diplomas) are offered, overseen by the University of Hertfordshire (UH). The foundation degrees may lead on to full BA or BSc awards elsewhere, while extended degrees provide the entry requirements for a degree course at UH. In addition a number of stand-alone courses are offered to part-time students for personal development or leisure.


West Herts College was established in 1991, as an amalgamation of local further education colleges such as Cassio College, Dacorum College and George Stephenson College. Former principals include Elizabeth Rushton (2004-2011), Tony Pitcher (2003-2004)[1] and Andrew Bragg ( ? to 2003).[2]


The College has inherited campuses from its predecessors and now occupies sites at Watford (Hempstead Road), Hemel Hempstead (Marlowes) and Kings Langley (Construction and Engineering Centre).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] The Guardian
  2. ^ [2] BBC News

Coordinates: 51°39′38″N 0°24′27″W / 51.66056°N 0.40750°W / 51.66056; -0.40750