The Royal National College for The Blind

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 February, 2020

RNC is the UK’s leading specialist residential college of further education for people with a visual impairment (VI), operating since 1872. In addition to educating approximately 120 learners who attend as residential students, RNC also offers specialist training and support to businesses, universities and other education providers, and specialist professionals working with visually impaired people. From philanthropic beginnings in London to Shropshire, via a brief stay in Kent as World War II broke, before finally settling in Hereford, RNC has remained a beacon for people with a variety of visual impairments to increase their independence, build confidence and to learn academically, vocationally and socially.