Newham College is one of the UK’s leading further education colleges, based on two campuses in the dynamic and diverse heart of east London. It has invested millions of pounds in creating world-class facilities with the aim of achieving the best standards of academic and vocational training. The College is also London’s largest apprenticeship training provider and it has recently established Centres of Excellence in Fashion and Tailoring and Vocational ESOL. All sections of the community are encouraged to study at Newham College and applicants are offered places to match their needs and aspirations. Students can enrol at entry level, progress to higher level vocational courses and enrol for higher education qualifications at Newham College University Centre.
The Mayor of London has awarded Newham College with a prestigious Quality Mark for providing excellent standards of training in construction. The College is now part of the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA), a network of 21 training providers that have gained official recognition for providing the sector with suitably skilled workers.
During 2016 / 17, employers have offered a plethora of work experience opportunities, guest talks, industry visits and sponsorship of equipment and provision to students at Newham College. These outstanding contributions have supported the success and progression of a great number of students into skilled work.
Newham College LGBT Committee organised a breakfast event to raise awareness of the work they do to tackle homophobia and create equality within the organisation and local area. The event was headed by Head of LGBT charity, Stonewall, Ruth Hunt and Newham Councillor, Rachel Tripp and took place exactly 4 months since the College was ranked 72 in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, (WEI) 2017.
Newham College of Further Education has been approved as a member of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. From April 2017, all employers with a wage bill of £3m or more will pay into levy which can only be used to support training with approved providers. This means that the College can now deliver apprenticeship training for employers subject to the levy. This good news followed the successful Apprenticeships Awards held by Newham College last week.