Our redevelopment project was built around the concept of creating a college for the 21st Century. We wanted our facilities to reflect those of the modern workplace so that you can learn your trade, industry or sector with the most up-to-date tools, technology and training.
Our campus at Broxbourne
Travel and Tourism
With our JetBlueAir 18 seat aeroplane cabin with seats, overhead lockers, PA system all taken from a real aircraft this training facility and check in and security area will give you a flying start in this sector.
The Atrium Restaurant
Our new restaurant and catering kitchens have moved to Broxbourne, giving the public the chance to experience the fantastic food our catering students cook up.
Performing Arts and Media Studios and Theatre
Two dance studios, a TV and recording studio, music practice areas and a 140 seat theatre will give you the space, equipment and technology to develop your skills for these two exciting industries.
Gym and Fitness Suite
We have a fully equipped gym and fitness testing suite to accompany our large Sports Hall which allows you to train
and learn to enter the Sport and Leisure Industry or to go into the Public Services.
Construction and Electrical Installation Workshops
Here you can practice the trades of carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying and electrical installation.
Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshop
Complete with an MOT bay to main dealer standards and to meet future V.O.S.A testing regulations, CAD suite and electronics workroom.
We also have two brand new science laboratories for those of you studying Science units, GCSE Science or Applied Science.
Our campus at Ware
Inspires Hair and Beauty Salon
With 5 hairdressing salons and 6 beauty salons open to the public, there is no better place to train and gain qualifications in Hair and Beauty.
Child Care and Care Suites
For use by students studying Child Care, Health and Social qualifications at HRC and featuring a variety of play, reading and teaching areas, the new childcare suite has been designed to replicate a real life nursery and classroom for children and prepare students for working in real-life childcare and care settings
Such is the detail of the design, that the suite has been created with intentional health and safety flaws to help learners recognise potential workplace dangers that could put both children and staff at risk.
Learners on work placements will have the opportunity to test activities prior to use in their own nurseries by planning, demonstrating and reviewing their effectiveness in the college.
The new HRC Care Suite mirrors a care home or hospital room and includes equipment used daily for patients. The age of childcare and health students ranges all the way from 14 years to 19+ (adult learners).
Apple Mac Suites and workshops
For all our creative arts students we have IT Suites with Apple Macs for design and we have workshops for the relevant practical classes.
Specialist Business Centre
This area for our Business, Computing and Professional and Foundation Degree students includes a Conference Suite, IT rooms and classrooms all equipped with Smartboards to provide you with an interactive learning environment.
Across both our sites
We have new IT suites and all the latest technology including potentially the fastest network in any educational establishment in Europe. We also have Conference Suites at both Broxbourne and Ware.
Our classrooms are equipped with electronic Smartboards, allowing you to interact and learn in different ways and using different media.
Each department has a Local Learning Centre for you to study in your free time.
Both campuses have brand new Learning Resource Centres – this includes the library and learning centre which can help provide you with journals, books, the internet, electronic resources, and quiet study areas.
Not forgetting the social areas – it’s important to have all the right facilities to learn in, but it is also important to have time to enjoy socialising with your friends – we have integrated social areas into our new buildings. This gives you space to play pool, get some food in our new refectories, or enjoy a Costa Coffee or browse the web at our internet cafes.
Ever thought about using HRC’s facilities for your next event? Hold your event in a contemporary suite that offers comfortable and professional surroundings for your meetings, conferences or workshops.
We can cater for 42 in our onsite restaurant, hold 144 in our performance theatre and host a conference for 12 - 40 people in our meeting facilities. Let the team at HRC tailor the facilities to meet your needs. To make a booking fill out this form or call 01992 411580.
For more pictures of our facilities, why not check out our Facilities Photo Gallery.
All of our new buildings have been built with the environment in mind. Our new Building Management System incorporates a number of sustainable technologies, this helps reduce our CO2 emissions.
Our intranet system designed in collaboration with IBM not only provides the College with increased network speeds but it delivers energy saving costs and further reduces our carbon footprint by 860 tonnes a year. We also work closely with Cisco and Microsoft.