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Hartlepool College of Further Education

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Hartlepool College of Further Education
Our Work / Web Design / Web Development

The challenge

Hartlepool College of Further Education is a large organisation providing vocational courses, further education and apprenticeships in the North East. The are one of the country's leading General FE College's for apprenticeship success and are house in a stunning £53 million facility and they needed a website to match.

Fat Heads won a lengthy and intense three-way pitch in order to redevelop the existing website that had become dated and did not showcase the services, opportunities, student success and activities that the college offers.

The College provides a diverse curriculum to over 6000 students across in a variety of formats and as a result has a complex application and enrolment system in place. A key factor in selecting Fat Heads for this project was our ability to integrate this system with the new website.

The redevelopment also needed to improve communication with prospective students, offering a site that delivered on mobile and tablet platforms as well as desktop. The redesign had to appeal to the wide target audiences ranging from 16-18 students to higher education and adults.

Having already completed various projects for education institutions focussing on student interaction and engagement, Fat Heads were fully equipped to tackle the demanding project head on.

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Features we put in place
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Online applications
Website integrates with the college's application and enrolment software.
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Animated banner
Attention-grabbing animated multi-slide home banner delivering key messages.
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Course filters
Multi-filtering and search functionality available on the course directory.
Visit the site
I couldn't recommend Fat Heads enough! We gave them the almost impossible task of creating a dynamic and functional multi site that works with a very complex existing student management system. They truly surpassed our expectations. Regular contact, clear work plans and a creative steer are all further added benefits of working with the fantastic Fat Heads.
Shaun Hope, Head of Student Recruitment, Hartlepool College of Further Education
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