There's no better way to get an insight into life at West Herts College than at our Open Days.

Join us this March to see how West Herts College is the place to follow your passions. To turn ambition into action. To think big.

Book now to bag yourself a free Starbucks hot drink on the day*. We can't wait to welcome you!

 

 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD 

  Saturday 2 March 2024

  9:30am - 12:30pm

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  Saturday 15 June 2024

  9:30am - 12:30pm

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 WATFORD 

  Saturday 9 March 2024

  9:30am - 1pm

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  Saturday 22 June 2024

  9:30am - 1pm

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Our open days are a great opportunity to:

  • Discover our courses - BTECs, A Levels, T Levels and Apprenticeships are all on offer
  • Meet our expert tutors and support staff who will help shape your future
  • Explore our state-of-the-art campuses and facilities
  • Chat to our students
  • Get all your questions answered
  • Apply and secure your offer of a place

  HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OPEN DAY  

Attending Open Days is one of the best ways to make a well-informed decision about your future. It is the first step towards planning your further education, follow our top tips to be well prepared for your Open Days.

  • Begin your research early
    You may feel like you have just gone back to school and your plans for next year are ages away, however, starting to research your options now will ensure you make the best decision and know all the options available.

  • Book your place in advance
    Make sure you book onto the Open Day before you attend. Click the button below to book on our next Open Day and bag yourself a free Starbucks hot drink on the day.*

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  • Plan your journey
    Plan your journey in advance so you arrive on time. We’ve got two campuses one in Hemel Hempstead and one in Watford. Depending on where you book to visit will depend which day and campus you will be visiting. Click the button below for all the information you need to help plan your journey to our campuses.

    Getting to college

  • Organise someone to come with you
    It is useful to have someone attend with you – a parent, guardian, family or friend as there will be a lot of information to take in and this will give you someone you can discuss your visit with when deciding if the college is right for you.

  • Know what courses you are interested in before attending
    Take a look at the course options here on our website beforehand to check out what you are interested in, this will help you with who to talk to on the day. If you are unsure what you would like to study speak to one of our expert career advisors on the day they will be able to help you discover a course to match your future ambitions. 

    Browse our courses

  • Write down questions you might want to ask
    When you are at an Open Day it is important to make the most of the day and have questions ready to ask staff and students, see below our list of suggested questions for:

    Staff:

    1. What qualifications will I need for this course?
    2. What does the course cover?
    3. What assessment methods are used?
    4. What are the facilities like?
    5. What have previous students gone on to do for work/university after finishing this course?
    6. Will there be work experience opportunities available?
    7. What careers guidance support is available?
    8. What student support is available?
    9. What financial support is available?
    10. How do I apply?
    11. What is the application process?
    12. Do I have to attend an interview to get on the course?
    13. Is it worth applying for more than one course?

     

    Students:

    1. How have you found the course so far?
    2. What is the teaching like?
    3. How are the facilities?
    4. What is the support like?
    5. What's college life like?
    6. Why should I choose West Herts College?

  • Take notes and photos
    Make sure you take some notes when you are there, take photos too – this will help you reflect when choosing the best option for you.

  • Talk to students
    There will be students there to show you around, it will be useful to ask them about their experience at the college too, the chance to talk with students is one of the best ways to learn about the strength of the teaching and whether they are enjoying it.

 BROWSE OUR COURSES 

West Herts College is the place to follow your passions. To turn ambition into action. To think big.

BTECs, A Levels and T Levels are all on offer browse our wide range of courses to discover your options.

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 HOW TO FIND US 

Hemel Hempstead

Marlowes  | Hemel Hempstead  | HP1 1HD

Limited parking is available on site at our Hemel Hempstead campus. Our car park entrances can be found on Queensway or on Marlowes. Click here for directions to our campus.

Watford

Hempstead Road | Watford | WD17 3EZ

Limited parking is available on site at our Watford campus. Our car park entrance can be found on Hempstead Road near Lanchester Community Free School click here for directions.

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