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Higher Education in Hartlepool

Welcome to Higher Education in Hartlepool. Studying for a degree doesn't have to mean going to university. Hartlepool College has an offer that can really enhance your career. Research shows HE graduates can earn more over the course of their lifetime than people without formal university qualifications. We deliver a variety of HNC/HND, Foundation Degree and Degree programmes, in partnership with Teesside University, designed in collaboration with employers to ensure quality and relevance to industry.

Many of our Higher Education courses have options to progress to a full honours degree. Enjoy the best teaching, learning and resources in our industry standard town centre campus. Courses can be delivered on a part-time basis to fit in with your work and life commitments; others can be followed full time. Achieve your personal, career and academic ambitions at Hartlepool College - Higher Education in Hartlepool. Check out our range of Higher Education programmes.

Satisfaction results from the National Students Survey 2019 (NSS) :

% of students who Agree


Region Average

The Teaching on my course8784
Learning community8376
Academic support8480
Student Voice7974
Overall satisfaction8783

Need more HE Advice and Support?

Our Award-Winning* Student Services staff can help you before you study with us, while you are here and even when you've left! With professional information, careers and finance staff, you can access the support that will best assist your studies and progression. We offer 1:1 guidance appointments, employability opportunities for individuals and groups as well as Student Loans support. Visit our Careers Resources page for further information.

*Voted Number 1 Student Services Department in the UK in Further Education at the March 2017 NAMSS National Awards


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.