West Herts College
|Motto||Shaping life through learning|
|Chairman of the Governors||Norma Coulter|
|DfE URN||130720 Tables|
Range of courses
Courses offered are academic, 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. A full range of A-level subjects is offered to students as an alternative to school.
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) and Andrew Bragg ( ? to 2003).
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).
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