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Double Joy for Apprentices

We are super proud of two of our current apprentices here at Hartlepool College, who have been shortlisted for the same regional award. Tiegan Cranney and Samuel Casey are both in the running for the Apprentice of the Year honour at this month’s Insider Media 'Made in the North-East' Awards. Now the pair will head to the Hilton Newcastle-Gateshead for the black-tie event on Thursday, March 14 to hear if they have won.

Big, Bigger and Best...

Our annual showcase for major employers in the area has been described as the best one yet by our leaders here at Hartlepool College of Further Education – ten years after it was first launched. Our Big Apprenticeship Event was held on Thursday, February 8 as part of National Apprenticeship Week and it was the biggest one so far.
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New Year Course Offer

We are offering a range of programmes starting between Febraury and April 2024, with a majority open for application. Whether you have been out of education for a while and want to get back to study, wish to develop your employment prospects, or enhance your occupation, we have a great selection of programmes across many curriculum areas.

Excellence in Further and Higher Education to transform students' lives

Welcome to the Hartlepool College of Further Education website. Here you can search for courses, get support and find out what’s happening. Whatever your reason for coming to college, we can help transform your life. Start your journey now…

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At 79 years young, James Cockburn was sick of looking at four walls at home so had a look through the College’s prospectus in August to see if there was anything that would appeal to him and hopefully, he could learn a new skill.



Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

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ADHD Artist’s Inspiring Creative Triumph

Fretti Wright, in Art Studio at Hartlepool College of Further Education  Here at Hartlepool College, we...
Posted 30 Apr

College unveils new centre of excellence

From left to right; Michelle Roberts (Head of Facilities, HCFE). Darren Hankey (Principal, HCFE), Helen Gott (Head of...
Posted 19 Apr

Double shortlist joy for college apprentices

  Tiegan Cranney (Supervisor Team Leader Apprentice with The Expanded Metal Company) and Samuel Casey (...
Posted 07 Mar

Biggest apprenticeship event in the north

Our busy Atrium at this year's BIG Apprenticeship Event, boasting the biggest attendance in ten years. Our...
Posted 12 Feb

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29 Jun
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What's Your Flavour? Taster Day

Are you ready to explore and find your perfect fit for the future? Join here at Hartlepool College for a...
Posted 22 May