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Hannah and Tyler Art & Design Students

Art & Design Students, University bound.

Art and Design students and best friends Tayler and Hannah, get to follow their dreams at University together.

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An Esports first for College and Town

Overcoming serious injury during his studies, William Callaghan is set to become the first in town to head to university to study Esports. William is just one of six students to have formed part of the college’s maiden Esports course.
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It's all adding up

More and more people in Hartlepool and the surrounding area are changing direction and opting for a career in finance. That is the view from Hartlepool College of Further Education’s school of Professional and Creative Studies, where course leaders are teaching students aged 19 plus new skills to either head in a new direction or switch roles with an employer.
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The Pledge

Throughout 2021, the College met with 100s of employers and key stakeholders as part of an ongoing curriculum consultation. In amongst the 100s of hours of discussions, survey responses, and feedback there is one common theme…employers want to help. They want to help people experience the world of work, they want to educate them on the changes to their industry and they want to develop an exceptional workforce for the future.

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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IT Students Liam and Cory's Remarkable Journey

Liam Cameron and Cory Morris at Hartlepool College before leaving class for the last time. The “remarkable...
Posted 09 Aug

Deaf Student Benefits from a Different Approach

Katie with AAT tutor Julie Todd-Davis  A deaf student has described how lip reading has been the secret of...
Posted 29 Jul

Menopause Policy agreed for College

Standing left to right - Edwin Jeffries (Branch Secretary, UNISON & Secretary, Hartlepool Joint Trade Union...
Posted 26 Jul

Liam and Robert are doing the business!

Robert Fox and Liam Short at Hartlepool College of Further Education.  Hartlepool College business student...
Posted 26 Jul

Upcoming events

04 Oct
Open Event for Year 11s - Oct 4th 2022 - 5pm - 7pm

Open Event (for Year 11s)

We are delighted to invite all Year 11's and their parents and guardians to our next Open Event, taking place on...
Posted 20 Sep
06 Jul

GET THE KNOW-HOW! Apprenticeship Drop In Sessions for Business

Do you need some advice on what Apprenticeship Standards are available? or to help set up your Apprenticeship...
Posted 28 Jun