On 1 August 2017, Uxbridge and Harrow Colleges merged to become HCUC. The Colleges officially became part of the same organisation working together to provide the best opportunities to students, but retained their individual names and campuses.
The merger of the two Colleges into a single legal entity took place in order to maximise future opportunities for students, employers and local communities, through a combination of preserving current provision, and pooling resources and expertise to develop education and training. HCUC is ranked as the No.1 college in London for 16-18 year old achievement, based on DFE data for 16-18 provision in 2018/19, published March 2020.
In order to maximise future opportunities for students across the Colleges, tutorial sessions for some Level 1 and 2 courses have given students the chance to reflect upon their essential skills, look at opportunities to practise these and to capture their progression using the Skills Builder Benchmark self-assessment tool.
These Personal Development Tutorial Sessions also run alongside opportunities for other students to develop their essential skills alongside professionals through the Essential Skills Masterclass Workshops.