About NHEC

NHEC is the higher education centre within Newham College. Studying in this environment provides you with a special educational experience.

Instead of sharing lectures with 200 students or more, you will never share a lecture with more than 60 other students and also be taught in small seminar groups. We value small group sizes with plenty of contact between students and lecturers and the high levels of support this provides.  Our lecturers are highly qualified experts in their fields and provide excellent teaching and learning.

What courses does NHEC offer?

NHEC runs its higher education programmes in collaboration with what are called ‘partner universities’. Newham College’s main university partner is The Open University (OU). Newham College has institutional approval from the OU, which means that it is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. We offer a range of undergraduate courses including degrees in Business and Management, Counselling, Psychology and Social Studies.

NHEC also works with Canterbury Christ Church University in the delivery of the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) with the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) pathway and Cambridge English for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

What is NHEC’s mission?

At NHEC, we aim to:

  • provide excellent opportunities for students who might otherwise not be able to successfully access high quality higher education owing to barriers such as cost, location, lack of a suitable course, or lack of support or cultural capital
  • offer students the opportunity to study higher education within a small scale and inclusive community supported by the resources of a large college
  • enable the development of the individual, the local and wider community and the economy
  • provide ladders of opportunity within the college from level 3 to level 7

Higher Education Strategy 2017 - 2020

Our HE Strategy sets out our aims and objectives for the next three years.  It outlines the key strategic goals that will enable us to build on our strengths and deliver measurable outcomes and impact, in the context of our mission and values. Download the HE Strategy below:

NHEC - Higher Education Strategy 2017-2020

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Report

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in UK higher education.  It is independent of government and of higher education providers, and acts in the public interest, for the benefit of students.  QAA plays a crucial role in checking how learning providers maintain academic standards and quality.  During our last QAA review in October 2015, the review team found that we met all the expectations outlined in the Quality Code and identified areas of good practice in assessment, responding to students' feedback and supporting academic staff development.

The QAA Report