Lincoln College, Lincolnshire

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Lincoln College
Lincoln College Logo.jpg
Established 1932
Type College of Further and Higher Education
Chief Executive Gary Headland
Location Monks Road
53°13′52″N 0°32′07″W / 53.2310°N 0.5352°W / 53.2310; -0.5352Coordinates: 53°13′52″N 0°32′07″W / 53.2310°N 0.5352°W / 53.2310; -0.5352
Local authority Lincolnshire
DfE number 925/8006
DfE URN 130762 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 13,318 (Feb 2011)
Ages 15+
Website Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a predominantly further education college based in the City of Lincoln, England.

The college's main site is on Monks Road (B1308), specifically to the north, and to the south of Lindum Hill (A15). It was formerly known as the Lincoln College of Technology and was one of the sites for North Lincolnshire College.

Satellite sites[edit]

The college also has sites in Gainsborough, and also in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire (since merging with the former Newark and Sherwood College in 2007 [1]).

The two branch sites are branded as Gainsborough College and Newark College respectively.

More than 11,000 students are enrolled across the three sites, making it one of the largest educational establishments in the county of Lincolnshire.[citation needed] The college closed its small fourth campus in Louth, Lincolnshire in 2005.[citation needed]


The buildings of the City School, a former grammar school on Monks Road, now the Gibney Building part of the college built in 1885 as the School of Science and Art

The college was earlier known as Lincoln Technical College and built on Cathedral Street in 1932.[citation needed]

It became Lincoln College of Technology in the early 1970s, then administered by the City of Lincoln Education Committee. In the mid-1980s the college piloted the Technician Engineering Scholarship Scheme (TESS), funded by the Engineering Industry Training Board, a scheme for women.[2]

North Lincolnshire College (known as NLC from 1989) was created on 1 September 1987 by Lincolnshire County Council from combining the Lincoln site with Gainsborough College of Further Education and part of the Louth Further Education Centre.[citation needed]

It previously had its headquarters on Cathedral Street until 1993. In the early 1990s it offered degrees and HNDs in Business Studies, Electronics, and Computer Studies in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University, becoming an associate college in 1994. In 1997 the Principal, Allan Crease, in a speech to the Association of Colleges criticised the means of funding from the Further Education Funding Council for England (FEFC), where money was allocated by numbers at the college, and staff received less pay than those at school.[citation needed]

In the late 1990s the University of Lincoln was being developed, subsuming Lincoln College of Art, and offered similar courses to the college, but the university was not fully built until the mid-2000s. In the late 1990s the college had a student population of around 15,000 and over 20,000 by 2001.[citation needed]

It soon after changed its name to Lincoln College, not least because North Lincolnshire was an area not covered by the college. From 2010 it was funded by the East Midlands LSC, based in Leicester, although the local LSC office was based nearby on Kingsley Road in North Hykeham.[3]

In 2006 Lincoln College acquired the site of a former Tradex cash and carry store. The college plans to make this into a multi purpose drama and music facility. The new building will be state of the art and include a theatre, recording studios and rehearsal spaces. The project is being prepared and will be finished by the start of the 2007-08 academic year.[citation needed]


The new Deans Sport & Leisure centre

Eight different buildings make up Lincoln College's main site, including the Abbey, Gibney, Sessions, Bishops and Cathedral Buildings. Bishops Building, located to the back of the site, contains a technology school. This has electronics courses including BTEC National Diploma Electrical and Electronic Engineering course. Part of the college, the Gibney Building, is the site of the former City School, previously the Lincoln Technical School, which for a time became the headquarters of the Lincoln Archaeological Trust in the early 1970s. The school had around 600 boys in the 1960s. Former members of this school have their City School Lincoln Association.[citation needed]


The automotive technology program at Lincoln College includes training in fuel systems, electrical systems, driving diagnostics and transmissions, and techniques to install, repair and maintain vehicles. There are higher education courses in Computing Higher National Diplomas in Internet and Computer Science & NVQ in Logistics Operations Management. Instructors are certified through the Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE).[4] areas. The college has higher education links with universities including the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University.[citation needed]


Reception entrance

City Grammar School[edit]

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