At Hugh Baird College we are committed to the best standards of education and training and the highest quality of teaching and achievement.

Did you know?

  • We were graded 'Good' by Ofsted in March 2018. This reflects our passion and commitment to the development of the students who choose to come to Hugh Baird College.

  • We work closely with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and employers to continuously review and develop our curriculum offer. This ensures our students have the best opportunity to progress, whether it be into employment or further study.

  • Our vision is for growth and the development of strong industry partnerships. This ethos is evident in the development of our new £4m St Winefride’s Campus, home to a state-of-the-art Health Training Hub, in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

  • We were awarded TEF ‘Gold’ status in 2017 for the teaching provision in our University Centre. It’s the highest award possible, in recognition of the outstanding quality of our staff and curriculum.

  • In 2018, Ellie Ferguson, a Hugh Baird College and Aintree University Hospital apprentice, was named Apprentice of the Year at the national Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards.

  • In 2018, we topped a national government survey of employers who work with colleges and training providers. The survey of almost 55,000 employers, placed us as the highest-ranking Further Education College in the UK with an employer satisfaction score of 99.2%.

  • In 2017 we established our Nursing and Health Cadet Programme in partnership with Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The programme offers those aged 14 – 18 the opportunity to take their first steps towards becoming qualified nurses and healthcare practitioners via placements within the NHS.

  • L20 Hotel School and Restaurant hold the prestigious ‘Highly Commended’ award from the AA College Rosette Scheme. This award recognises the quality of the food, level of service and the range of industry links we have that benefit our students.

  • L20 Hotel School is accredited with a ‘Gold’ Centre of Excellence award from People 1st. This recognises colleges that deliver excellence in hospitality training. We are the first and only College in the Liverpool City Region to achieve a Gold accreditation.

In 2018:

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of students passed their vocational programme.


pass rate at A-level.


further education college in the UK for employer satisfaction.


of University Centre graduates progress to employment or further study.


pass rate in 18 of 21 A-level subjects.


more than 50% of graduates achieved a 1st class or 2:1 class degree.

TOP 10%

of colleges in the UK for A-level progress performance.


of A-level students achieved at least one A*-B grade.

Latest Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted inspection report in March 2018 reflected all the hard work our leadership team, teaching staff, and support staff have put into Hugh Baird College, with ‘Good’ results for all our college-based courses. We’ve also been commended on the quality of our teaching, our personal development and support programmes, and the outcomes of our learners.

Quality & Awards

TEF Gold
AA College Rosette Scheme
Gold Accreditation

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