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Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College group is made up of five colleges covering Herefordshire and North Shropshire

We work together to boost skills and improve knowledge right across the region, contributing to increased economic prosperity, innovation and inspiration. 

From A Levels to apprenticeships, vocational courses to higher education – there’s something for everyone.  

Our five colleges boast excellent, modern facilities including specialist workshops, professional training restaurants, salons, science labs, equestrian centres, domestic and exotic animals and more. There’s been recent investment and renovation across all campuses. 

You will be given the opportunity to excel and succeed in your learning by our well-qualified and highly professional teachers. 

The vast majority of our students progress to higher level courses, including university studies, and then into employment. 

The College is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, with our students’ attitudes and behaviours ‘outstanding’. 

Timetables are structured to fit in with the demands of young people living in our rural communities, and our students consistently report high levels of satisfaction. 

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Herefordshire College is based in the centre of Hereford, within walking distance to the station and city centre. The College offers a wide range of education and training options covering a broad curriculum, from degree level courses to apprenticeships, short courses, free adult courses, work-based training and more. 

The recently refurbished campus has a fully-equipped training restaurant open to the public and offers an on-site nursery. 

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Set on a
257-hectare mixed organic farm with animal care and equestrian centres. Home to the National School of Blacksmithing and the largest training forge in Europe.
 

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Prestigious Ludlow Sixth Form College is based right in the heart of ‘the loveliest town in England’ (according to poet John Betjeman). Ludlow College is ranked in the top 3.5% of UK A Level providers and has a 98% success rate. It offers a wide range of A-levels and vocational courses, including arts, humanities, maths, sciences, languages, sports and more. 

Our academically rigorous college enjoys small class sizes and high levels of academic and personal support. It offers courses favoured by Russell Group and other top universities, and many of our students progress to these universities.

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Our college in Oswestry offers an exciting, modern campus with top-of-the-range facilities, including a professional teaching restaurant and dedicated teaching hair & beauty salon. There are brand new facilities on the way this year for hair & beauty, science, plumbing and electrical too! Choose from a wide range of subjects including business, childcare, health and social care, IT, uniformed public services and more.

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Walford College is set in its own beautiful 220-hectare farm, close to Shrewsbury. It boasts specialist facilities to cater for over 80 species of animals, a fully equipped dairy, large equestrian centre and motor vehicle workshops. 
 

Walford offers high quality residential accommodation so students can live on campus. 

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Want to earn as you learn? We offer a huge variety of jobs to choose from, covering almost all industries, with opportunities across Herefordshire, Shropshire and beyond. Our apprenticeships have been designed by employers themselves to meet their needs for a particular sector or job role, and we offer expert support throughout.

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