Hereford College of Education

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Hereford College of Education
A large brick building with metal gates in front of it; a fence and some trees in the foreground.
View of the entrance to the college as seen in 2008. The former Hereford College of Education's campus is now home to the Royal National College for the Blind.
Type Teacher training college
Active 1902–1977
Students 670
Location Hereford, United Kingdom

Hereford College of Education was a teacher training college in the English city of Hereford. The college was established in 1902 and was the only higher education institution in the county of Herefordshire throughout its existence. It provided training for teachers – initially two year courses leading to the Cerfificate in Education and later three-year courses. For much of its existence it was an all-female college.[1] The college, which was a constituent college of the University of Birmingham, operated for many years before closing in 1977 after cost-cutting measures by the Government of the time which included a reduction in the number of teacher training programmes. The Government was also keen to restructure the way the subject was studied, encouraging universities to offer teacher training rather than specialist colleges. At the time of its closure the college was the oldest local education authority teacher training college in the United Kingdom. The campus, located in College Road, was taken over by the Royal National College for the Blind in 1978, before becoming the degree level campus for Hereford College of Arts in 2013.[2]

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  1. ^ "House of Commons Debate". Hansard 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc773-84 773. HM Government of the United Kingdom. 27 March 1975. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hereford College of Arts - Contact HCA by email or telephone. Get in touch.". www.hca.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 

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