Looking for a place to study Higher Education locally? Look no further. 

Barnfield College works in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire to bring you excellent teaching, outstanding facilities and great support right on your doorstep. All our Foundation degrees are validated and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire and our HNDs are awarded by Pearson (Edexcel).


Why choose us?

Great courses 🎓

Our range of Foundation degrees and HNDs are nationally recognised qualifications that you can achieve in two years and are highly valued by employers.


Accommodation and student life

We do not have a halls of residence, but we can help you relocate to the area – get in touch with us on 01582 569 569 for to discuss this further. 

Whilst studying HE at West Herts College, you get access to our premium study spaces, enrichment packages and facilities. 

Well connected 🚈

Build industry contacts and make the most of great transport links – we’re only 40 minutes away from central London.


You decide 📚

Study two years for an HND or Foundation degree – add an extra year at university for a full honours degree. 


Quality Assurance in Higher Education ☑️

Barnfield College is committed to a culture of quality assurance and uses the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code for Higher Education to support the quality assurance of policies, practices and processes. In addition, the College encourages a strong focus on continuous improvement and sharing of good practice.

A Quality and Standards Review (QSR) for monitoring and intervention is a method of review QAA uses to provide the Office for Students (OfS) with evidence about whether registered providers, meet the Core practices of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code), based on evidence reviewed by expert assessors. 
At the request of the OfS, we were reviewed in 2019 and this review focused on the following Core practices:
  • The provider has a reliable, fair and inclusive admissions system.
  • The provider actively engages students, individually and collectively, in the quality of their educational experience.
  • The provider has fair and transparent procedures for handling complaints and appeals which are accessible to all students.
  • The provider supports all students to achieve successful academic and professional outcomes.
We’re delighted that the QSR outcome noted that the college had met all four core practices with high confidence.


Financial support 📱

Full and part-time HE students are eligible for a loan to cover the costs of tuition fees. For more information about HE loans visit Student Finance England. More information regarding support, including the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), can be found here.


Access and Participation 👍

Please click here to see our statement. 


Student Protection Plan

Click here to view our Student Protection Plan.


OFS Transparency Data

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Student Transfer Arrangements

Click here to view our Student Transfer Arrangements.


Everything You Need To Know

For our full key facts and ‘Everything You Need To Know’ policy document please click here.