AoC London Region, What you need to know publication 2011
London Region1 W hat you need to k now
There are 51 London Colleges, with at least one in“ Colleges in London provide a massive contribution to the capital, every London Borough. Each College is unique but is categorised into one of three different types: meeting employers’ needs for skills General Further Education College – 33 in London and unlocking the potential of our communities, through high quality Sixth Form College – 12 in London education and training. Specialist College – 6 in London Please contact us to help develop In 2009/10, London Colleges: your partnership with the great resource that is ‘London Colleges’. ” had a collective turnover of £1.1 billion Ian Ashman employed 31,000 people; 17,000 of whom were Chair, Association of Colleges, London Region teachers and lecturers and Principal, Hackney Community College spent £755 million, or 66% of their budgets, on staff costs A list of AoC London Member Colleges is on page 15.2 3
What Colleges offer The College CurriculumLondon Colleges provide high quality courses Entry leveland training programmes for the best value, Language (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy; Foundation Learning;delivering A level courses, Apprenticeships, Functional Skills; vocational awards, certificates and diplomasfoundation degrees and the professional Level 1qualifications that employers need and giving GCSEs; NVQs; Foundation Diplomas; Language, Literacy and Numeracy; Functional Skills; Foundation Learning; vocationaladults the skills to find new jobs. A report* awards, certificates and diplomaspublished in 2011 by the Department for Level 2Business Innovation and Skills shows that GCSEs; iGCSEs; NVQs; Apprenticeships; Higher Diplomas; Language, Literacy and Numeracy; Functional Skills; Firstpeople with further education qualifications Certificates/Diplomas; vocational awards, certificates and diplomasgenerate an additional £75 billion for Level 3the economy over their lifetimes, with AS/A levels; International Baccalaureates; NVQs; AdvancedApprenticeships generating around £40 for each Diplomas; Apprenticeships; National Certificates/Diplomas; vocational awards, certificates and diplomas Keypound of Government investment. Levels 4 & 5 ESOL English for Speakers of NVQs; Higher Apprenticeships; HNCs/HNDs; Foundation degrees; Other Languages teacher training; professional qualifications GCSE General Certificate inTo find out about the huge range of courses on Secondary Education Level 6offer at London Colleges, go to Bachelor degrees HNC Higher National Certificatewww.londoncolleges.com HND Higher National Diploma Level 7 iGCSE International GCSE Masters degrees; postgraduate certificates and diplomas; advanced NVQ National Vocational professional qualifications; teacher training Qualification Note* Measuring the economic impact of further education, BIS Many awards have the word ‘award’, ‘certificate’ or ‘diploma’ in their title. Anyone interested in pursuing an Research Paper Number 38, March 2011 award needs to check at what level the award is being offered.4 5
Students in London Colleges Apprenticeships in London There is a rising number of Apprenticeships in London andIn 2009/10: Colleges are helping to drive the growth. There were 440,000 students on further 39 London Colleges provided higher education courses in London Colleges education Apprenticeships in London 75,000 16 and 17-year-olds chose to study in 62% of London Colleges taught Foundation 2009 /10 London Colleges (compared with 66,000 in Degrees 2008 /09 maintained schools) 86% of HNCs and 52% of HNDs were 2007 /08 6,000 14 to 15-year-olds were enrolled at a delivered by Colleges 2006 /07 London College 2005 /06 34% of all Foundation Degree students were Over 5,000 students from outside the EU taught in Colleges 05,000 05 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 studied in London Colleges Delivered within Colleges London Residents Note Source: National Apprenticeship Service, 2011 Ethnic minority students made up 46% of Higher education figures are based on student full person equivalents learners in London Colleges compared to 30% (FPEs) rather than full time equivalents (FTEs) Higher education students registered at Colleges are only included if of the population of London they are studying prescribed courses of higher education Work with Employers and the Unemployed Famous Alumni of London Colleges Jamie Oliver, Westminster Kingsway College| Kim Wilde, Capel Manor College | Teddy Sheringham, Colleges deliver thousands of places in employer based Sir George Monoux College | Rhiannon Jones, Hackney Community College | Tinie Tempah (Patrick training programmes and are working with Jobcentre Plus and Junior Okogwu), St Francis Xavier College Work Programme Providers to get unemployed Londoners into jobs.6 7
Quality London Colleges working together London Colleges offer some of the finest During a period of shrinking public resource, London Colleges have come teaching facilities in the capital together to share their expertise and develop collaborative solutions for issues that affect London residents, students and employers alike. For example, in 62% of London Colleges were graded the current year, London Colleges are working on: Good or Outstanding by Ofsted at their most recent inspection a common framework for dealing with the new bursaries that are replacing the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) FE Success Rates for London Colleges were 82% (78% for 16-18 year olds a checklist for tackling serious youth violence and gangs and 84% for adults) in 2009/10 a ‘community scorecard’ for London Colleges 89% of students in London Colleges were fairly, very or extremely satisfied projects to engage more people in sport with the quality of teaching in their a number of high profile shared services projects College in 2009/108 9
WorldSkills London 2011 Olympics and Paralympics 20125-8 October, ExCel centre London Colleges, especially those in the HostLondon Colleges are taking part in the biennial Boroughs, are heavily involved in preparation forinternational event to celebrate skills by: London 2012. The contribution of London Colleges to the Games includes: competing in the event (Westminster Kingsway College and Havering FE College working with LOCOG and their contractors to trained competitors in cooking and plumbing maximise local employment to meet the need & heating respectively) for over 50,000 trained staff in catering, security, retail, cleaning and waste exhibiting at the event working on the joint College LOCOG ‘Bridging showcasing examples of what they offer to the Gap’ project to add an events module onto students and employers courses for chosen students offering ‘Have a Go’ opportunities for people making College facilities available for volunteer to enjoy ‘bite size’ tasters of new skills training, the torch relay, hosting international delegations and as sports camps for OlympicInformation about the event and much more can be and Paralympic athletes during Games timefound at: www.worldskillslondon2011.com10 11
AoC Create (formerly AoC Management Services)is a distinct company, wholly owned by theAssociation of Colleges. We operate at the heartof the College sector. Our profits are reinvestedinto AoC in order to deliver the level of serviceAoC’s members deserve.The strength of AoC Create lies in offering highquality and cost effective support to Colleges.Our team is made up of talented and experiencedpeople and we are proud of the results we achieve.What do we do?consultancyexecutive and interim resourcingevent managementtrainingCall us: 020 7299 6980Visit our website: www.aoc-create.co.uk12 13
AoC London Member Colleges General Further Education & Tertiary Colleges (33) Tower Hamlets College Barking & Dagenham College Uxbridge College Barnet College Waltham Forest College Bexley College Westminster Kingsway College Bromley College of Further & Higher Education West Thames College Carshalton College City and Islington College Sixth Form Colleges (12) City of Westminster College B6 Sixth Form College – Brooke House College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London Christ the King Sixth Form College College of North West London Haringey Sixth Form Centre London map Croydon College Havering Sixth Form College Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College John Ruskin College Greenwich Community College Leyton Sixth Form College Hackney Community College Newham Sixth Form College Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College Harrow College St Dominic’s Sixth Form College Havering College of Further & Higher Education St Francis Xavier College Kensington and Chelsea College Sir George Monoux College Kingston College Woodhouse College Lambeth College Lewisham College Specialist Designated Institutions (5) Newham College of Further Education City Lit Redbridge College Hillcroft College Richmond Adult Community College Mary Ward Centre Richmond upon Thames College Morley College Southgate College Working Men’s College South Thames College Agriculture & Horticulture (1) Southwark College Capel Manor College Stanmore College14 15
Photographs courtesy of: AoCLR contacts City and Islington College (cover) If you want to know more about London Colleges, Barnet College (p2, p10 & p13)College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (p3 & p10) please visit www.londoncolleges.com Bromley College of Further & Higher Education (p4) AoC London Region Kingston College (p5) Barking & Dagenham College (p6) 2-5 Stedham Place City of Westminster College (p8 & p10) London Capel Manor College (p10) WC1A 1HU Sir George Monoux College (p11) South Thames College (p11) Kate Anderson Tower Hamlets College (p14) Regional Director Redbridge College (p15) firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7034 9976 Judith Smyth Executive Manager email@example.com 020 7034 9997 Rebecca Breen Regional Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7034 9998 Cyheme Bilouta Team Administrator email@example.com 020 7034 996616
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