Bexley College

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Bexley College is a general further education college in the London Borough of Bexley, England. It has two campuses at Tower Road and Upper Holly Hill Road.

History[edit]

It was built in 1906 by W Egerton, and then opened in 1907 as 'Erith Technical Institute'.[1] It is on the residential Erith Road, on the last part of the ridge, in the east of the district on the border of Erith.

It was formerly known as Erith College of Technology (ECOT) running Ordinary National Diplomas OND in Technology & Ordinary National Certificates ONC as well as Higher National Certificates HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering alongside A Levels and other vocational courses in Mechanical Engineering, Beauty, Hairdressing, Management and Construction.

In 1971, a new campus was built on Tower Road in Belvedere and became known as Bexley College in 1993. The Grade II listed Holly Hill Campus offers engineering and construction courses.

Former campuses[edit]

The former St Joseph's Campus at 269 Woolwich Road (A206) near Bostall Heath in Abbey Wood used to be the St Joseph's Convent Grammar School (a Catholic girls' school) until the 1980s; there also was the Main Road campus in Sidcup. Both sites were sold off for housing developments principally to earn revenue for the College.

Course structure[edit]

Today many courses are run in conjunction with the University of Greenwich, it is also a Cisco Networking Academy.

Alumni[edit]

Former St Joseph's Convent Grammar School[edit]

Former lecturers[edit]

Other notes[edit]

The E4 drama Misfits is filmed in Thamesmead. Many scenes take place around Southmere Lake and Bexley College was once also used as a setting. [2]

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Coordinates: 51°29′10″N 0°09′49″E / 51.4862°N 0.1636°E / 51.4862; 0.1636