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Havering College of Further & Higher Education

At Havering College, we aim to deliver high quality education and training that responds to the needs of employers and individuals. We are constantly working to deliver courses that are developed in conjunction with employers to ensure that learners have the opportunity to develop the relevant skills required for the industry. 

Our diverse curriculum of over 360 courses, ranging from entry level to postgraduate degrees means we can provide all the pathways needed to progress onto a higher course or straight into employment. With us, learners have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential whilst studying in a safe and inspirational learning environment. 

If you would like to see our facilities in person, please visit us during one of our open events and speak with our experienced lecturers who can provide you with an in-depth look at our courses and a tour of our campus. 

There are three main campus sites which are: Ardleigh Green, Quarles (in Harold Hill) and Rainham.  

Foundation Learning

Our specialist provision based at the Quarles campus (which is remaining on this site for at least the next two years) runs programmes for learners with SEN (Special Educational Needs) aged 16 to 19+. 

We have a high level of learning support for our learners, with experienced support staff, which is co-ordinated on site. 

There is a wide range of courses from our specialist provision (The Bungalow) for students who would find it difficult to attend the main college site due to emotional and/or social difficulties, particularly those on the autistic spectrum to our highly successful Supported Internship programme, where last year 6 out of the 10 students progressed into paid employment and lots of courses in-between.

The provision includes the ROSE Project (Realistic Opportunities for Supported Employment) designed specifically to provide young people over 25 with the employability skills needed to find suitable employment with assistance as and when required.

Courses can cover a large number of topics depending on the level and subject. These subjects can include: 

  • English and maths
  • IT
  • Community awareness
  • Gardening
  • Health and fitness
  • Home craft
  • Looking after yourself
  • Enterprise
  • Employability
  • Independent living skills
  • Leisure activities
  • Interview skills
  • Team work
  • Budgeting
  • Assertiveness
  • Building relationships

Learning Support

Our cross-college Learning Support Service has a highly skilled, qualified and dedicated team who work with learners on an individual and group basis.

All of our courses are provided with the essential level of support and reasonable adjustments will be put in place, where necessary, to meet individual learner needs.

Student Services

In-house counselling services are available from our Student Services department and can provide additional support to young people.  They can also assist with any financial concerns.

Who to contact

01708 455011

Where to go

Ardleigh Green Road
RM11 2LL

Other Details


Referral Details

Families can apply directly to the college or through liaison with Prospects Career Advice Plus following their Learning Difficulty Assessment / Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Applications forms can be obtained from Havering College of F&HE Threshold Services on 01708 462801 or by email .  Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded and printed from the Havering College of F&HE website  

Pupils attending partner schools are provided with application forms via the school.

All applicants are invited to attend an interview and a support assessment to ensure learners are enrolled onto the appropriate course with the correct level of support.

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

In 2013 a new fully accessible personal care suite was installed at our Quarles campus equipped with a ceiling mounted hoist, shower, handwashing facilities, Clo-O-Mat toilet and high-low bed.

The Ardleigh Green campus has a personal care suite with a ceiling mounted hoist.

Other notes

Please visit our website for further details, or contact us if you would like to visit any of our campuses for a tour or to discuss any queries and concerns you have about the level of support required.
This service is inspected by Ofsted or the Independent Schools Inspectorate


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
13/01/2016 Good 23/02/2016
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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
16-25 years
11-16 years
SEN Provision Type
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