“Colleges in London are a vital There are 50 London Colleges, with at leastpart of the infrastructure of our one in every London Borough. Each Collegegreat City, helping to ensure is unique but is categorised into one of threeemployers have the skilled different types:people they need and developingour communities, through high General Further Education College – 32 inquality education and training. London Sixth Form College – 12 in LondonPlease contact us to help develop Specialist College – 6 in Londonyour partnership with thegreat resource that is ‘LondonColleges’.” London Colleges:Ian Ashman Employ 26,000 peopleChair, Association of Colleges London Have a collective turnover of £1.1 billionRegion and Principal, Hackney Spend 64% of their budgets on staff costsCommunity College A list of AoC London member Colleges is on page 15.
London Colleges and AoC London The College CurriculumLondon Colleges offer some of the finest teaching facilities Keyin the capital and provide high quality courses and training Entry level ESOL: English for Speakersprogrammes providing good value for young people, adults Language (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy; Foundation of Other Languages Learning; Functional Skills; vocational awards,and employers. certificates and diplomas GCSE: General Certificate in Secondary Education Level 1 HNC: Higher NationalThis offer includes A levels, Apprenticeships and vocational GCSEs; NVQs; Foundation Diplomas; Language, Certificatequalifications, the foundation degrees and professional Literacy and Numeracy; Functional Skills; Foundation HND: Higher National Learning; vocational awards, certificates and diplomas Diplomaawards that employers need, English language and basic iGCSE: International GCSEeducation, and equipping adults with the right skills to find Level 2 NVQ: National Vocational GCSEs; iGCSEs; NVQs; Apprenticeships; Highernew jobs. Diplomas; Language, Literacy and Numeracy; Functional Qualification Skills; First Certificates/Diplomas; vocational awards, certificates and diplomasTo find out about the extensive range of courses on offer atLondon Colleges, go to our website www.londoncolleges.com Level 3 AS/A levels; International Baccalaureates; NVQs; Advanced Diplomas; Apprenticeships; NationalThe Association of Colleges London supports Colleges and Certificates/Diplomas; vocational awards, certificates and diplomascontributes to the region’s social and economic agenda. Oneof its key roles is to represent Colleges to the government, Levels 4 & 5MPs, the media and external and regional partners. The NVQs; Higher Apprenticeships; HNCs/HNDs; Foundation degrees; teacher training; professionalwork of AoC London is guided and directed by the RegionalCommittee, which comprises Principals and Chairs of Level 6 NoteColleges from across the region. Bachelor degrees Many awards have the word Level 7 ‘award’, ‘certificate’ or ‘diploma’ in their title. Anyone interestedFind out more about the work of AoC London on our Masters degrees; postgraduate certificates and in pursuing an award needs to diplomas; advanced professional qualifications; teacherwebsite: http://www.aoc.co.uk/en/aoc_regions/AoC_ training check at what level the award is being offered.London
Students in London Colleges Famous Alumni of LondonIn 2010/11: Colleges 387,000 students were on further education courses in Dervis Konuralp London Colleges Paralympian swimmer, Team GB 73,000 16 and 17-year-olds chose to study in London Hackney Community College Colleges (the same number as in maintained schools and academies) Andrea Levy Writer 3,800 14 to 15-year-olds were enrolled at a London City Lit College Ethnic minority students made up 49% of learners in Paloma Faith London Colleges compared to 30% of the population of Singer-Songwriter and Actress London City and Islington College Dickson Etuhu FootballerHigher Education St Francis Xavier College Peter WinchLondon Colleges make a huge contribution to progression Philosopherinto higher education for both young people and adults. Leyton Sixth Form CollegeMany Colleges deliver higher education and higher levelskills often in collaboration with employers. Courses on Khadi N’diayeoffer include Higher National Diplomas and Certificates, BBC World ServiceFoundation Degrees, Higher Apprenticeships and Lambeth CollegeProfessional awards, and span a wide range of subjectsincluding creative art and design, business and management,education, engineering, information technology and subjectsallied to medicine.
Apprenticeships in London Apprenticeships bring value to employers, individuals and the economy. Businesses across London areThere is a rising number of Apprenticeships in London increasingly realising the significant benefitsand most Colleges are helping to drive the growth. that Apprenticeships create, not only in terms of developing a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. Apprenticeships in London Apprenticeships in London Research shows that Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training, developing and skilling people for the 2010 /11 2010/11 future, helping businesses to secure a supply of people with the skills and qualities they need and which are 2009 /10 2009/10 often not available on the external job market. 2008/09 2008 /09 In 2012 AoC London launched its “Manifesto for the 2007/08 2007 /08 Mayor from the Capital’s Colleges.” The manifesto 2006/07 2006 /07 pledges included “Employer Engagement for Smarter Skills.” 2005/06 2005 /06 0 02 2,000 ,000 4,000 4,0006 6,000 ,000 8,000 8,0001 10,000 0,000 AoC London is now working closer than ever with the Mayor and his team, and the National Apprenticeship Apprenticeships: Delivery within London Colleges Apprenticeships : Delivery within London Colleges Service, to deliver an increasing number of first rate Apprenticeships or Londoners, working with the GLA to boost the number of employers training their(Source: National Apprenticeship Service, 2012) staff in Colleges. On a wider level, AoC London is a valuable voice on the London Enterprise Panel’s Skills and Employment Working Group.
Supporting employers, Helping to get people back intobusiness and enterprise across workthe capital Colleges work together with Jobcentre Plus and Work Programme Providers to helpColleges work together with London businesses unemployed Londoners into jobs. For example,and public sector employers to support growth, providing flexible training and short courses,employment and successful enterprise. This and providing tailored CV advice and interviewincludes basic skills training and employer- skills.based short courses, right through to HigherApprenticeship and Foundation Degrees There are also excellent examples of Londonenabling Colleges and employers to deliver the Colleges working in partnership withadvanced skills critical for growth. Jobcentre Plus, linking projects to provide local unemployed residents with employability andGlobal Enterprise vocational training linked to employer needs.London Colleges work together to respond to AoC London can help broker relationshipsthe growing international demand for higher with links for Jobcentre Plus, Work Programmelevel and technical skills, which are recognised Providers and Colleges.as crucial to economic growth. LondonColleges, at the heart of the capital, are uniquelyplaced to help meet this growing demand. In2010/11 over 4,500 non-EU students studied inFE Colleges in the region.
London Colleges workingtogetherLondon Colleges continue to come British Colleges Sport (BCS) is thetogether to share their expertise and delivery arm for College sport, taking thedevelop collaborative solutions for issues lead for extra curricular sports specificthat affect London residents, students sessions, competitions and pathways toand employers alike. For example, in excellence. BCS organises a competitionthe current year, London Colleges are framework throughout the UK, runsworking on: representative teams in five sports, and manages the highly successful Lead Developing a Protocol between Youth Further programme. Offending Teams and Colleges to help young people The National lead for sport in Colleges is A checklist for tackling serious youth provided by the Association of Colleges violence and gang-related issues Portfolio Group for Sport. For further A number of high profile shared details please contact: services projects to secure best value firstname.lastname@example.org for money Building on the Worldskills legacy, promoting skills competitions Delivering the Olympics and Paralympics Legacy 2012 and beyond Delivering projects to engage more and more people in sport
AoC Create AoC London works closely with their partner organisation AoC Create and promotes their services to Colleges and stakeholder organisations. Welcome to the new look AoC Create Come find out more at www.aoc-create.co.ukWe’ve had a busy year here at AoC Create!Not only have we worked in partnership with over 300 Colleges but we have also refreshed our brand, further For the sector by the sectorrefined our services and launched our new website.One thing about us hasn’t changed though, we always will be for the sector by the sector. This is our promiseto you and it is at the core of everything that we do.We’re looking forward to strengthening our relationships with Colleges this year. So, if you want to see what’scoming up, book on to events, enquire about our services or simply want to have a chat and let us know whatyou think then please do visit our new website or give us a call.Owned by the Association of Colleges, AoC Create provides a range of support services for further educationColleges and associated staff across the UK including:Consultancy • Events • Executive resourcing • Interim management • TrainingOur team would be happy to explore how we can support your College and your organisation, we’d love to hearfrom you:www.aoc-create.co.uk 020 7299 6980