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Havering College of Further Education

At Havering we have a large student body, diverse in its range and levels of study, as well as in its personal backgrounds.

There are dozens of courses serving a wide variety of interests. For those wanting to study and work, have a look at our range of Apprenticeships. By doing an Apprenticeship, students can earn while they learn. By being placed in a real work situation and spending time in college, they will get the best of both worlds.

Havering College boasts a national and international reputation with its offer of over 35 high quality Higher Education programmes from Higher National Certificates and Diplomas to Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and post-graduate programmes in a range of vocational and academic subjects. Most of our undergraduate programmes are work related and geared to enabling our students to secure employment in a range of professions and careers.

Our support services, such as the library, counsellors, financial advice, disability support and many others, aim to help students throughout their studies and in their personal lives, if necessary.

The structure of the college means that our Governors are involved, not only in the overall management, but by supporting the work of departments too.

Who to contact

01708 455011

Where to go

Ardleigh Green Road
RM11 2LL

Other Information


See website for more details on fees

Local Offer


Havering College of Further and Higher Education provides support for over 800 Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LLDD), aged 16 and over.  Our 3 main campus sites are Ardleigh Green, Quarles (Harold Hill) and Rainham.

Our specialist provision, Foundation Skills, was awarded a grade 1 in our most recent OFSTED inspection. This standard has been continually developed and sustained to ensure a high level of supported curriculum is provided to our LLDD. Foundation Skills provides for approximately 180 LLDD each year and is lead and run by a team of highly experienced, qualified and dedicated staff.   This area offers a variety of courses ranging from entry level 1 through to level 1. All classes have a maximum of 12 learners and a minimum of 1 member of teaching staff with 2 Learning Support Assistants.  Courses concentrate on developing life skills and independence to enable learners to consolidate skills and progress. 
Learners are encouraged to become involved in enterprise activities designed to develop employability skills within a safe and supported environment.  The provision also includes the ROSE (Realistic Opportunities for Supported Employment) and Supported Internship courses designed specifically to provide young people with employability skills and assist them in finding sustained employment.  An additional provision - The Bungalow - was set up in 2013 and includes a sensory room, fully-equipped indoor and outdoor breakout areas, learning zone with interactive optical touch technology, kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. The Bungalow provision was designed as a transition facility to meet the needs of learners who would find accessing the main college site difficult due to emotional and/or social difficulties, particularly those on the autistic spectrum. This provision is fully based at our Quarles Campus in Harold Hill.

In addition to the specialist area the college provides support to over 600 LLDD on all further education courses at the college. The cross college Learning Support area has a highly skilled, qualified and dedicated team of staff who work with learners on an individual and group basis, as required, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Each learner’s support requirements are tailored to their individual needs and personalised to assist them in achieving their learning goals in order for them to get the most out of their college experience.  All learners are encouraged to develop their life skills and independence to enable them to progress successfully into adulthood.

All of our courses can be provided with the essential level of support and reasonable adjustments will be put in place, where necessary, to meet individual learner needs. The level of support will be assessed to meet specific learner requirements in line with the appropriate level of course. Please see our website for a full list of courses.

For all LLDD across all main campuses there are breakfast (including food) and lunch time provisions.  These are especially designed for those who have social, emotional and communication difficulties.  They provide students with a safe environment to enjoy college life, meet new friends and gain confidence for transition onto further courses within the college, employment or supported living.  Learners can choose to spend their breaks here or use other facilities at the college.

Our Student Services department have in-house counselling services and can provide additional emotional support to young people as required.  They can also assist you with any financial concerns you might have.

You are more than welcome to come and visit us at any of our campuses for a tour or to discuss any queries and concerns you have about the level of support required. 

The college has fully accessible facilities on all of our main campuses.

Support is also available for our learners who progress on to degree level courses.

Contact Name
Emma Thompson - Head of Learning Support
Contact Telephone
01708 455011 x2094
Contact Email
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