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Award Winning Trainee Chef finds 'Safe Haven'

Georgia Hutchinson, a talented trainee chef with autism has found her passion in the kitchen. Despite daily challenges, Georgia has excelled here at Hartlepool College, impressing judges with her culinary skills. Georgia's hard work and dedication have earned her a place in the grand final of Major's Chef's Culinary Challenge, where she will compete in front of around 3,000 spectators at the international ExCel Centre in March this year.
Open Event - Wed 22 March - 2023

Our next Open Event

We are delighted as Spring begins to invite you to our second Open Event of 2023 to be held on Wednesday 22nd March between 5 pm - 7 pm. During the event, we will give you access to all areas of the college with lots of have-a-go sessions, guided tours, and expert advice. So if you are a school leaver, aged 15 to 18 and still unsure of your options in 2023, or 19+ and want to get back into education or learn something new, this is the ideal event.
The BIG Apprenticeship Event crowd


This year’s Big Apprenticeship Event at Hartlepool College of Further Education marked the 11th year in a row that the College has held an Open Apprenticeship event. This year saw 73 exhibitors sign up for the event to give expert information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships within their organisations and the sectors they operate in. As always with this flagship event, 2000 visitors walked through the College’s doors to speak to those organisations in attendance.

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Evan Harwood

When a professional footballer decides the time is right to head in a different direction they are faced with, potentially, life-changing decisions. Hartlepool-born Evan Horwood explored a variety of options before making his next move.



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.

What's Happening?


Inspiring Our Next Generation of Engineers

Adrian, inspiring some of our current HNC (2nd Year) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering students with his...
Posted 23 Mar

Our students winning big again

Our brilliant HCFE Inclusive learners hard at work during the competition Yet more brilliant news about our ace...
Posted 23 Mar

New Apprenticeship Opportunties with IMH

Chris Mosley (Manufacturing Manager IMH) talks to students about Apprenticeship opportunities. Industrial &...
Posted 09 Mar

Inspirational Young Females in Construction

Niamh Hume and JMAC Group's Elle Payne with Hartlepool College of Further Education Principal Darren Hankey. Picture...
Posted 08 Mar

Upcoming events

23 Mar
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Jobs Fair

Are you on the hunt for a new career opportunity? Look no further than our Jobs Fair here at Hartlepool...
Posted 03 Mar
22 Mar
Open Event March 22 5pm - 7pm 2023

Open Event - Wed 22 March - 5pm - 7pm

We are delighted as Spring begins to invite you to our second Open Event of 2023 to be held on Wednesday 22nd...
Posted 27 Feb