Huddersfield New College

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Here at HNC, we believe that enrichment is an important part of College life, and there are plenty of engaging activities that you're able to take part in outside of your subjects areas. We feel it is important that whilst you study with us, you get the opportunity to develop yourself beyond academic study, to help you to become a well rounded individual.

Enrichment activities on any given year are subject to change depending on demand. We're also open to new ideas, so if there's something you're interested in taking part in that we don't currently offer, let us know and we may be able to add it to our enrichment schedule.

Below are some of the enrichment opportunities that our students have been able to access in the past year. We hope this gives you a taster of the options available to you. If you have any ideas for future enrichment opportunities, you can contact our enrichment manager, Lee Speight on

September saw our first annual Fresher's Fair, where students from across the College could sign up to events and enrichment opportunities. Don't worry if you missed it though, come along to our Re-fresher's fair in January!

Basketball Development

The college team play in the British Colleges League with fixtures from September to April. Training takes place on Mondays with games on Wednesday.

Cricket Development

The Cricket Development team has been running for 2 years and runs alongside the Academy. However, due to demand, this is through trial only and players receive the same specialist coaching as Academy players, 2 sessions a week. Matches are played in the summer months between May and July.

Self Defence

This year the College has run a short Self Defence course that students from across the College were encouraged to sign up to. The sessions are great for many reasons, and took place in November and December 2015 on a Wednesday lunchtime.

HNC's Great British Bake Off!

Learn to bake with HNC's Great British Bake Off! With support from the College's caterers, Taylor Shaw, the College is running a four-week long, GBBO style competition across November and December on Wednesday afternoons.

Script Writing and Performance

Our Peforming Arts department run this fantastic short course for students who are interested in moving into the Scriptwriting or Performance sectors. Students from across the College were able to sign up, and the course will provide some invaluable experience for those hoping to study the subject further at Higher Education. It looks great on your UCAS application too!


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Do you enjoy a challenge? Would you like to develop your self-confidence and leadership skills? Do you enjoy making new friends and discovering new talents and interests? At New College we run The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, where you can design your own programme in each of the five sections; Skill, Volunteering, Physical, Residential and an Expedition in which we trek some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. Start the Award when you join New College and you have until your 25th birthday to complete and with our team of dedicated leaders help you break up the Award over two years to help support your academic studies, why would you not want to sign up? Got a question about the DofE? Email us

Student Union

Here at the College, listening to our students is important to us, and a great way to recieve student feedback is via the Student Union. The Union actively recruits new members each year, and official positions are voted for before the Easter holidays. This opportunity is great for students who are hoping to attend Russell Group universities, as these positions are an excellent addition to your UCAS applications.

Fitness Suite

HNC Fitness Suite is a state of the art 21st century facility comprising of Cycle Ergometers , Treadmills, Rowing Machines and X-Trainers. There are a range of free and fixed weights that cater for everybody’s individual needs. The Fitness Suite is staffed by experienced and qualified staff (female only sessions are available).

Vinspired Vounteers

Vinspired volunteers give up their time to actively participate in College life, from joining our Student Ambassador scheme to helping out in the College Library. Volunteering strengthens both job and UCAS applications, and is an excellent addition to your CV. Volunteering can be done throughout the year, and students who achieve a certain number of hours are rewarded with official Vinspired certificates.

Football Development Men/Women

There are two male teams and one female team playing fixtures against other colleges. In the British College of Sport you will need to enrol on the football development programme, which involves attending coaching twice a week.

ENJOY Activities

Throughout the year, the College's Sports Activator organises short term activity sessions for students from across the College. They are always free to take part in, and this year the sessions have so far included:

  • Archery
  • Cheerleading
  • Badminton
  • Climbing
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Tennis


Do you dream of working as a journalist? Whether you are interested in a career as a journalist for a newspaper or magazine or just like to write and investigate current events and issues, then the Journalism enrichment course maybe for you. Journalists at the College contribute to a termly, printed publication, NC Magazine.

NCFE Air Cabin Crew

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate for Airline Cabin Crew prepares learners for entry to airline industry training. The qualification provides the basic background skills, knowledge and understanding required to work effectively as a member of cabin crew. It is ideal for those seeking employment or for those wishing to enhance their studies in Travel and Tourism.


The College's Netball team enters the Merit League, and also takes part in National and Regional competitions.


Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, and the self.
Philosophy depends on rational argument and the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. This enrichment is one hour per week and we propose to study the main themes of:

  • Experience and Reality
  • Freewill and Determinism
  • Ethics and Morality
  • The concept of God
  • Philosophy of Science

The enrichment requires a willingness to engage and to conduct reading between sessions in order to develop meaningful discussions.

NCFE Resort Representative

This enrichment offers a qualification endorsed by Thomas Cook and guarantees an interview for students who successfully complete this qualification.

It requires you to study four mandatory units and one optional unit. It will prepare you to work as a skiing rep, villa rep, transport rep or resort rep. It will also feature guest speakers from Thomson al Fresco and Thomas Cook.

Rugby League Development

This is played at college and the team plays in the Student Rugby League framework. The Rugby League team train once a week and play on Wednesday. There are both Men's and Women's teams.

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