is a government funded
further education college
. Its main campus is in the village of Hartford, close to
Reilly is the college Principal
joined the college in 2002 after leaving the Tameside College in East Manchester where he was Director of Development.
college performed exceptionaly well in its last Ofsted
inspection in 2008, graded as oustanding in
The college has approximately 10,000 students.
The college offers a wide variety of academic
courses including BTEC National
, BTEC First
and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ
). Subjects include Art and
, Beauty Therapy
, Professional Cookery
, Civil Engineering
, and Brickwork
college also offers Foundation
Degrees accredited by the University of Chester and the Manchester
Subjects include Business and Management
, Fashion Design
and Information Communication
The college promotes adult learning
and offers a number of adult courses and Return to Work and Study
courses. The college also awards Access to Higher Education
offering adults with few qualifications the
opportunity to go on to study at university.
The site has three main sites:
- Hartford Campus, the main
campus, located in Hartford,
- London Road, the location
for Arts courses, situated on the A533
road between Northwich and Davenham
- Verdin Centre, the main
centre for adult courses (including the Access to Higher Education
Diplomas), situated in the centre of Winsford.
The college is currently undergoing a process of redevelopment with
new buildings being erected to replace old and outdated ones. So
far the college has opened a new £3.5m Arts and Creative Media
Building. The building was opened by Jim
MP in October 2008.