West Herts College

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"Based in Hertfordhsire, West Herts College offers students a range of career-focused full-time courses, degrees, apprenticeships, and HNDs."


Ofsted rates West Herts College as Outstanding. We’re proud of this. We also know that your success will always be our greatest achievement. Join us and we’ll help you be the best you can. We want you to leave us with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed – in work, in life and with your hobbies and passions. You also have the right to feel happy at College. Learning can be challenging at times but we always want you to feel positive and confident about what you’re doing.

Our Campus

West Herts College has three campuses:

  • Watford campus
  • Kings Langley campus
  • Dacorum campus

Each site has its own character and unique set of facilities, dependent on the courses offered and the students who study there.

In September 2010 our new Watford campus at the heart of the town opened and is the perfect place to study and socialise. Perfectly complementing the professional facilities at our Kings Langley and Dacorum campuses.

You can also study with us at more than 30 community venues. And we’re the principal sponsor of Francis Combe Academy, which opened for secondary school children in September 2009.

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College Life

College Life
Experience is everything at West Herts College. Across our three campuses the focus is not just on work, but relax, play, learn and ultimately achieve.

On campus our professional facilties and equipment show what working life is really like and you'll get hands-on experience from tutors who know their industry.

Team up with friends, get serious with our student leagues, try something new like rock climbing or simply take time out to keep fit.

Find your favourite place on campus to sit and unwind. Try out the shops and cafes at lunchtimes, and keep an eye out for the student discounts.

We all need space to think. Our Learning Resource Centres and breakout spaces are the perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up on some coursework.

More than nine out of ten students gain the qualifications they study for at West Herts College and on many courses its ten out of ten. We're here for you from the start, to support and inspire. Your success is our greatest achievement.

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Our new Watford campus at the top of the town is the perfect place to study and socialise. Full to bursting with the facilities that help you get the most from college life, it is truly an inspiring environment.

Whether your are engaging in street life, at the heart of things in the College Square or excelling in your new neighbourhood our Watford campus provides the full learning experience.

Our brand new classrooms and professional facilities are grouped together by subject into neighbourhoods - find your neighbourhood and find the people who will help you succeed.

You'll walk through the Street every morning passing the training restaurant, spa, salon, gym and shop - the majority of these facilties are run by students gaining professional experience and all of them are open to the public.

When it is time to work we have the right environment for you. Whether you would rather study hard in the Learning Resource Centre or bounce ideas off of your peers in a breakout space you'll find a relaxed, working atmosphere to suit you. And if you need help or advice Student Support are always on hand.

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Our Dacorum campus in Hemel Hempstead town centre offers wide-ranging courses in some of the most popular industries around. Studying at the heart of the community our tutors experience and links with local business will give you the best start whatever career you choose.

Choose from carpentry or the wet trades. Our workshops have all the equipment you need and are fully stocked with construction materials. So you're ready to start learning and building from day one.

Business and Computing
Combine the professional experience of our tutors with the latest technology and you have a winning team. A great route to employment or higher education.

Travel and Tourism
Few careers open up as many opportunities as Travel and Tourism so this area arms you with a qualification that can be an excellent starting point whether you know what you want to do or are keeping your options open. Whatever you decide you can look forward to travelling as part of your studies.

Foundation Studies
For young people who have faced challenges with learning, our foundation studies courses combine a supported working environment with supportive tutors devoted to encouraging students to develop their skills and sense of independence.

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Kings Langley

Our Kings Langley campus is your centre for training in motor vehicle engineering, plumbing and electrical installation.

Motor Vehicle Engineering
At the heart of our Kings Langley campus is an extensive vehicle workshop with all the kit you need. We've got plenty of cars for you to get stuck into and a team of tutors who will help you experience all elements of the trade.

Electrical Installation
Our modern installation workshops are fitted out with everything you need and the training is firmly focused on the needs of the industry you are preparing for. This strictly regulated trade requires every ounce of the knowledge that our tutors have picked up during their time as professionals.

Our plumbing workshops are geared to helping you develop real skills including working with real products from a variety of manufacturers. Once your ready for work there is also the opportunity to make the most of our on-site gas safe installation centre.

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Contact details

If you have any questions or queries we'll be more than happy to help.

For all general enquiries contact us at our main switchboard on 01923 812000.

Our central admissions service is based at:

Watford campus
Hempstead Road
WD17 3EZ

If you have an admissions enquiry please email our admissions team who will be happy to help.

Information, advice and guidance

For information, advice and guidance on any of our courses call 01923 812345.

The full postal addresses of our other campuses are:

Dacorum campus
Hemel Hempstead

Kings Langley campus
Langley Waters
Home Park
Kings Langley

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