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Welcome from the Principal

I'm delighted that you've visited the College's website and as you've landed on this page, please let me take a few seconds of your time to give you an insight to our thinking at HCFE.

The mission of the College is a simple one: Excellence in Further and Higher Education and we aim to be one of the leading colleges in the Tees Valley, East Durham and beyond for the provision of high quality professional and technical education. The information on this website will give you a clear picture of WHAT we do and HOW we do it, but for me, it's also important to highlight WHY we do what we do.

In essence, we do what we do to ensure that every learner who comes to the College is equipped with the right skills, qualifications, attitude and confidence to exploit the opportunities that will exist upon leaving the College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s,

I studied at an FE college in the Midlands and this transformed my life. I went onto university, the first in my family to do so, and I eventually trained to become a teacher - this was all possible due to education I received at an FE college.

So, whether you want to progress onto university or into the world of work - we want to ensure that the College helps to transform your life.

Thank you for your interest

Darren Hankey, Principal, Hartlepool College of Further Education

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