Lambeth College

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Lambeth College
The new Sixth-form Centre, Lambeth College - geograph.org.uk - 1325340.jpg
Motto The Careers College
Type Further Education College
Principal

Richard Chambers (2006-2011)

Mark Silverman (2012-Present)
Location London
EnglandEngland
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
DfE URN 130413 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c.14000
Ages 16+
Colours Purple      Grey     
Campuses 3
Website www.lambethcollege.ac.uk

Lambeth College is a Further Education college in the London Borough of Lambeth. It was formed in 1992 from three former institutions - Vauxhall College, Brixton College of Further Education, and South London College. The college has 3 sites:

At its last full inspection of the college in 2012, Ofsted gave Lambeth College a grade of 4 (defined as 'Inadequate').[1] In a re-inspection monitoring visit in the same year, Ofsted concluded that the college had made 'Reasonable progress' in the areas explored during the visit, with 'Self assessment and improvement planning' making 'Significant progress'.[2] At a Learning and Skills inspection of the college in 2013, Ofsted gave Lambeth College a grade of 3 (defined as 'Requires improvement').[3]

Starting in 2012, Lambeth College underwent an overhaul, becoming an employability focused college with the priority of finding students employment in Lambeth. This change came complete with a new logo and motto for the college along with the planned addition of many new courses and removal of A-levels. Among the planned additions to the curriculum include hospitality and catering, motor vehicle maintenance, spa therapy, and uniformed public services.[4]

The Clapham site is currently undergoing renovation to accommodate the provision of the new courses. Building work at Clapham began in February 2013, while building work at the Vauxhall site will begin later in the year.

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The college offers NVQ, ESOL, Foundation Degree, Access and BTEC courses in many subjects. GCSEs in English and Maths are also offered for students who lack these qualifications or wish to retake them.

Prior to 2012, A-level courses were also offered within the college. The rebranding of Lambeth College as a vocational institution has since led to A-levels being gradually phased out of the curriculum.

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