New opportunities as HRC merges with Cambridge Regional College

Huntingdonshire and Cambridge Regional Colleges have formally merged in a move designed to boost skills training in the region – providing more opportunities for students, employers and the community.

A six-month merger process has now been completed, with HRC becoming Cambridge Regional College – Huntingdon Campus, ready to welcome both returning and new students this September.

The merger will combine the strengths of both colleges, providing a comprehensive range of courses from full-time post-GCSE programmes to higher education qualifications at the Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses.

Principal Mark Robertson said the move was good news for both colleges.

“This is a very exciting time for education in the region. Cambridge Regional College is a strong, successful college and the top further education college in the country for 16 to 18 year old students’ achievement at level 3,” he said.

“We will be bringing this strength and success to the merger, combining with HRC to form one strong college with two great campuses. We are looking forward to welcoming students to Cambridge Regional College in Huntingdon this September and supporting them to develop the skills and gain the qualifications required to forge great careers.”

The merger, backed by both college boards and the Government, also includes the state-of-the-art IMET skills centre at Alconbury Weald, which is due to open to students next year in partnership with Peterborough Regional College.

The centre of excellence will address skills gaps and shortages in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors, and will serve the training needs of the business located in the enterprise zone and across the wider region.

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