Newham College of Further Education

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Newham College of Further Education
Type Further Education College
Religion non denominational
Principal & CEO Denise Brown-Sackey
Chair of the Board Parin Bahl
Specialism not applicable
Location High Street South
East Ham, London
E6 6ER
DfE URN 130451 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c13,200
Gender mixed
Ages 14+
Website Newham College

Newham College of Further Education is a college of further education in the London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom. The main site is in East Ham, with a further site in Stratford, and six further local neighbourhood learning centres. The two main campuses are the East Ham Campus and the Stratford Campus. It was established as a college on the current site by London Borough of Newham in 1985, the result of a merger between East Ham Technical College and West Ham further education college with the aim ´to better serve the needs of the people of Newham. Newham College London. The College has developed a comprehensive selection of outreach sites and learning partnerships across London, enlarging the college considerably. The college is a member of the 157 Group of high performing schools.[1]

Newham College London is one of the largest further education colleges both nationally and in the Greater London area, with over 20,000 full- and part-time students. Many of the students are local, and over 80% are aged over 19 on entry with an average age of 31. Newham College is an Associate College of the London Metropolitan University and has close links with many other universities, including East London, South Bank, Queen Mary and the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Recently these have included Imperial, King´s, Queen Mary, UCL and other University of London Colleges, Cambridge, Manchester and Nottingham Universities, plus St George´s Medical School.

Newham University Centre (NUC) is the higher education faculty of Newham College London. It is a key element of the College’s mission to provide the community with educational opportunities at all levels of nursery, school, further and higher education. NUC runs its degree programmes in collaboration with what are called partner universities.

The Centre for Innovation and Partnerships was established in 1997 by Newham College to open up new ways of training and support for individuals and businesses. It utilises European and other regeneration funds and works collaboratively with a wide range of partners. The College developed and operates Fashion and Textile Museum. The Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery near London Bridge and was originally founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes. The College developed New Horizons London which is the London franchise of the global IT training business, New Horizons. The Women’s Business Centre specialises in business training and NewTec provides childcare facilities. The College also supports Jamie's Ministry of Food Stratford and helped to develop a charity, The Learning Revolution Trust, to financially support disadvantaged students.

College Faculties[edit]

There are 2 main Directorates within the college:

1. Stratford Campus Curriculum Directorate (SCCD)

Encompasses the following course areas:

• AS levels & A Levels (with the exception of A Level Film Studies and A Level Media Studies) • Science Courses • YAD Courses which are basic literacy courses for 16 to18-year-olds • Engineering and Technology courses • IT and Computing Courses at the Stratford Campus • UCS University Centre Stratford

2. East Ham Campus Curriculum Directorate (EHCCD) Encompasses the following course areas

• Customer Services and Hospitality • Business and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy • Sport & Fitness • Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapy • Retail • Social Care & Child Care

The remaining Directorates are: 3. Community Education (CED)

Web Building I 49 The Broadway, Stratford I London E15 4BQ. DDI: 020 3373 3315. M: 07771971446 This Directorate specialises in offering Adult Learning Courses to mature students (specifically over the age of 19) at various satellite sites in and around the Borough. CED Courses are offered at Forest Gate Learning Zone, Little Ilford Learning Zone, North Woolwich Learning Zone and Eastlea Learning Zone.

4. Quality Improvement & Learning Development (QUILD)

Encompasses the following course areas

• Teaching Courses for students studying to become teachers within the field of Further Education • Performing Arts (with the inclusion of A Level Film Studies and A Level Media Studies)

5. Apprenticeships and Collaborative Provision Unit (ACPU)

Encompasses Work Based Learning (WBL) and apprenticeship courses, not provided by other areas.

6. Centre for Innovation and Partnerships (CIPs)

Encompasses the following course areas:

• Fashion (This includes all courses that are offered at the Fashion & Textile Museum TM) • Tailoring • Women’s Business Centre • Work Based Learning courses

7. Foundation Learning Curriculum Directorate (FLCD)

Encompasses the following course areas:

• Entry Level / Foundation Courses • Courses designed for students with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) • English Language Courses for students whose first language is not English (ESOL). This directorate is responsible for all the ESOL courses that are offered the East Ham and Stratford Campuses – the remaining ESOL courses, which are offered elsewhere fall into the category of Community Education (CED).

Notable alumni[edit]

West and East Ham colleges have had a number of notable alumni. Designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, now deceased, took an A Level in art at West Ham Technical College before securing a Savile Row apprenticeship. Owner of the multi-million pound Bance Group, Newspaper cartoonists Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman both went to East Ham Technical College.


  1. ^ 157 Group Retrieved 29 July 2010

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Coordinates: 51°31′55″N 0°03′17″E / 51.5319°N 0.0547°E / 51.5319; 0.0547