Herefordshire College of Technology

Herefordshire and Ludlow College (formerly Hereford College of Technology)
Address
Folly Lane
Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1LS, England
Coordinates
Information
School type Young People's Learning Agency, Skills Funding Agency, Higher Education Funding Council, Student Fees etc., General Further education
Denomination Non-denominational
Ofsted number 130710
Chairperson Peter Kinsman (Chair of governors)
Principal Ian Peake
Staff 450
Gender Mixed
Age 16+
Number of students 1450 full-time 16 to 18-year old students and 5,000 adults, mainly part-time
Campus Hereford campus, Holme Lacy campus, Ludlow campus
Slogan "Success for our students"
School roll c. 8,500 (full and part-time)
Website

Herefordshire and Ludlow College is a college of further education (FE) based in Hereford, Herefordshire, and with a separate sixth form college campus in Ludlow, Shropshire.

The majority of students, mainly adults, follow courses in health, public services and care, preparation for life and work, and business administration. Of around 8,000 full-time and part-time students, approximately 1,150 of learners are aged 16 to 18. The college has recently had a £32M new campus development.

In 2007 the college merged with Holme Lacy College situated 5 miles outside the city. The 257 hectare Holme Lacy campus is dedicated to agriculture and horticulture, and comprises a mixed organic farm, which has its own pedigree herd of Hereford cattle, and includes a Centre for Rural Crafts with courses for blacksmiths and farriers provided by the National School of Blacksmithing,[1] a working commercial farm, a sports academy, an equestrian centre, an animal care centre, a timber yard, specialist workshops, and an IT suite.[2] The campus was part of the former Pershore Group of Colleges based in Pershore, Worcestershire, that was split in 2007, with the Pershore facility being merged with Warwickshire College.[1][3]

The college is funded by the Learning and Skills Council, the Government Office for the West Midlands, Advantage West Midlands, and Herefordshire Council for their support and development funding.[4] A July 2006 Ofsted report assessed the overall effectiveness of the school with a Grade 2 (good).[1]

Ludlow College now also forms part of the college, though retains its identity and campus in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, Shropshire.

References

  1. ^ a b c Ofsted report July 2006 Retrieved 29 July 2009
  2. ^ Herefordshire College of Technology Retrieved 29 July 2009
  3. ^ Clancy, Joe (12 June 2007). "Guardian – Mergers Discussed". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.hct.ac.uk HCT Retrieved 29 July 2009

External links

  • Herefordshire and Ludlow College official website
  • Ofsted Webpage
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