Linking London | Our Partners

Document Actions

Our Partners

Linking London is a unique partnership of London universities, colleges and other education specialists dedicated to working collaboratively to identify opportunities and to meet the challenges of the new educational landscape, building on our experience and track record of the past nine years. Our members range from large multi-purpose further education colleges through to highly prestigious research-intensive universities, training providers, awarding bodies and trade unions.

Linking London members - Higher Education Institutions

Click on the name of a partner to find out more:

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Birkbeck, University of London logoPart of the University of London (UoL), Birkbeck is a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence, and London's only specialist provider of part-time and evening higher education. Birkbeck welcomes students who may not have conventional qualifications and encourages them to reach the highest standards of achievement.

    Students are taught by academic staff who are not only experts in their subjects, but also have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging part-time students tackling academic challenges. ««visit site»»

Brunel University London

  • Brunel University Brunel University London has an enviable reputation for both encouraging aspiration and in providing high quality, research-led teaching to a very diverse student population. Our approach, which includes a considerable focus on employability and employer links, is perhaps unique in an institution of our kind. Our mission is to combine academic rigor with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by our namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel University London was founded in 1966 as a new kind of university dedicated to delivering teaching and research that are relevant to industry and society. For our students, this means opportunities to learn from those at the cutting edge of their field people who combine their important, work-changing research with preparing the next generation for their own success. We are based on a single campus in west London.

  • ««visit site»»

GSM London

  • GSM London Logo JPEGGSM London was founded in 1973, and to date has educated over 20,000 students from London, the UK and internationally. GSM London is a small institution that is dedicated to providing career focussed degrees from a short course in tourism management to a fully fledged accounting degree.

    Based in London, they have two campuses in Greenwich, South East London and Greenford in West London. Each campus and location is unique and offers all the excitement of living the London student life, with Greenwich campus ten minutes from central London, with both the National Rail line and the DLR next to the campus, and the Greenford campus is just a short walk from the Central line, which means you can be shopping in Oxford street in less than thirty minutes.

    GSM London degrees are accredited by Plymouth University, one of the top ten modern universities in the UK, and they have three intakes throughout the year: in February, June and October. They also offer two-year degrees, so you can graduate with the right skills, and be working in the business world faster.

    ««visit site»»

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Goldsmiths is internationally known for innovation in subject areas covering the arts, humanities, social sciences and computing. We look at subjects in creative and unconventional ways, and offer undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD, and return to study opportunities.

    Students at Goldsmiths are taught by world-leading academics and benefit from our global links and international reach. They develop the skills, experience and connections that help them make sense of the world and explore their passions. And they become a valued part of a welcoming and broad-minded community.

    Goldsmiths have been part of the University of London for over a century.

    ««visit site»»

King’s College London

  • King's College London logoKing’s is one of the world’s leading universities with a distinguished history. The College is at the centre of a wide range of leading-edge research and top quality teaching and learning.

    For over 175 years King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the areas of science, medicine, healthcare, social science, education, law and the arts. Pioneering research at the College continues to help shape the world in which we live.

    ««visit site»»

Kingston University London

  • Kingston UniversityFounded in 1899 as the Kingston Technical Institute, Kingston University has an excellent history of education in London. The university has over 21,000 undergraduates across 5 faculties with subjects ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Law with Criminology. Each year, 40% of student intake are mature learners and half of the University's students are from Black and Minority Ethnic groups. With 15% of our undergraduates from outside of the UK, Kingston is one of the most vibrant and diverse universities in the country.

    ««visit site»»

London South Bank University

  • London South Bank University's School of Health logoLondon South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities. Since 1892 LSBU have been providing students with relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education. LSBU are a cosmopolitan university with over 25,000 students from over 120 countries. LSBU are proud to have received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education, from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), and proud of their achievements in delivering excellent student outcomes.

    ««visit site»»

Middlesex University London

  • Middlesex University logoBased on two major campuses in north London and a campus in Dubai, Middlesex is the base for some 25,000 students worldwide, studying for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the arts, business, computing, education, health, humanities, law and the social sciences.

    £50m has been invested in new learning and social facilities at the Hendon campus, with further new laboratories and learning resources for health and social sciences to open in 2008.

    Middlesex has become a leader in the UK for attracting large numbers of students from all over the world, and at the same time is in the vanguard of universities which are contributing to the Government's aims of increasing and widening participation in higher education.

    ««visit site»»

Ravensbourne

  • Ravensbourne logoRavensbourne is a university sector college innovating in digital media and design.

    It has a community of approximately 1,900 students and offers practically-focused digital media and design courses from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate to professional short course level.

    Ravensbourne champions the creative exploitation of digital technology through innovation and collaboration. It is driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, producing highly employable and enterprising graduates. It has a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation.

    Today Ravensbourne also hosts alongside its student community more than 100 creative technology businesses who utilise its leading edge technologies and media resources and collaborate with its student body and industry partners.

    ««visit site»»

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • RCSSD_logoWith over 55 academic staff, together with visiting artists and lecturers, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama contains the largest grouping of drama/theatre/performance specialists in the UK, who make a major contribution to research in their various disciplines.

    Central's special strength, unique in the sector, lies in a combination of first-rate practical training and production, with a highly ranked programme of research - research aimed at the cutting edge of new performance practice.

    ««visit site»»

SOAS, University of London

  • SOAS JPG LogoThe School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

    SOAS combines language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East. SOAS remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.

    ««visit site»»

University College London

  • University College London logoUCL is one of the foremost universities in the UK and the world. With a continuing commitment to recruiting a diverse range of students and staff, it was the first university to admit students regardless of religion or social background; it was also the first to admit women on equal terms with men.

    Today UCL is a vigorous and forward-looking institution focused on academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems. The world-leading research at UCL has a continuing positive impact on the major global issues faced by the world today. The quality of research and teaching at UCL means that our students have exceptional outcomes with many going on to become leaders in their chosen field.

    ««visit site»»

University of East London

  • UEL Logo JPGUEL pride themselves on their world-class research, which makes them one of the top six modern universities for research in the country. UEL is a vibrant university with a vision to bring transformational academic and enterprising opportunities to those in our region. UEL seek to do this through diversity, partnership and excellence in teaching and research. UEL have been educating individuals since 1898 and they are now one of the most diverse universities in the UK, with more than 120 nationalities represented on campus.

    ««visit site»»

University of Greenwich

  • The University of Greenwich, one of the largest and most respected universities in London. The university has strong traditions going back over 100 years and history has provided them with campuses that are amongst the most celebrated in the world. One of the key roles for universities is to anticipate the future. Today the University of Greenwich's research and teaching are nationally and internationally renowned for their contribution to science and society. University staff regularly receive prestigious awards that recognise their leading roles in academia. The University of Greenwich's excellent students and distinguished alumni come from all walks of life and many different cultures. It is a passion for learning and a quest for knowledge at the University of Greenwich that is unique to them all.

    ««visit site»»

University of Westminster

  • University of Westminster logoThe mission of the University of Westminster is to provide high quality higher education and research in both national and international contexts for the intellectual, social and professional development of the individual and for the economic and cultural enrichment of London and wider communities.

    It has a proud history, founded in 1838 as the Polytechnic Institution, Britain's first such educational institution. It has led the way in developing new technologies, opening the first ever photographic studio in Europe, and first showing moving pictures to a paying British public.

    The University has superb locations in central London and in Harrow and has more than 22,000 students, of whom 75 per cent are undergraduates. Included in this total are more than 5,000 international students, from over 150 overseas nations, making Westminster one of the top 15 most popular UK universities for international students.

    The University works in partnership with Aimhigher to provide a wide range of activities to engage and motivate students who have the potential to enter higher education but are under-achieving, undecided or lacking in confidence. Examples include master classes and subject tasters, ambassador programmes and training, staff development, mentoring, debating challenge, University experience days, specialist workshops, progression days and workshops.

    ««visit site»»

  •  

 

Linking London members - Colleges

Click on the name of a partner to find out more:

Barnet and Southgate College

  • Barnet College logoBarnet and Southgate College is one of the largest further education colleges in England, with:

    • Five main centres
    • Numerous outreach centres
    • Over 2,000 courses including academic, professional, vocational and general interest
    • Educational and training opportunities at all levels from pre-foundation to degree
    • 25,000 students
    • 1,500 staff
  • ««visit site»»

Barking and Dagenham College

  • BDC LogoProviding the highest quality professional and technical training that leads to work or to university. Rated by Ofsted (April 2013) as Good with outstanding features, the College’s impressive pedigree includes: Association of Colleges’ Beacon Award 2015; 3 TES FE Awards; STEM Assured status; a Digital & Creative Industries Career College. As one of London’s leading providers of apprenticeships – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher – the College works with employers of all sizes from SMEs to household names including the RAC and Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC. Key facts:

    • Every year around 12,500 students choose us for their training
    • Entry Level through to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
    • Specialist industry-standard training centres including:
      • Our main Rush Green campus for all age groups
      • The Technical Skills Academy for 16 – 18s
      • The Broadway Theatre (drama, dance, music, technical theatre, production arts).
      • The Theatre is also managed by the College London Road Garage (motor vehicle and motorsport)
      • Barking Learning Centre (work-related courses for adults)
  • ««visit site»»

City and Islington College

  • City and Islington College logoCity and Islington College is one of the most successful colleges in the country and has been awarded Learning and Skills Beacon status. It has five specialist centres spread out across North London and offers over 450 qualifications at all levels, from Basic Skills to Higher Education, featuring GCSEs, A-levels and extensive BTEC, HND, HNC and Foundation programmes.

    The college has strong links with universities including City University, Queen Mary University and Corpus Christi College at University of Cambridge.

  • City and Islington College is a member of the WKCIC Group.

  • ««visit site»»

City of Westminster College

  • City of Westminster College logoCity of Westminster College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the London Borough of Westminster and delivers a wide range of courses to some 7,000 students each year, with both full-time and part-time courses available to young people and adults.

    Ofsted, the Governments’ Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills inspected the college as “good” in June 2013, and even wrote in their report that “For many students the college provides a haven in which they recognise and value the opportunity to improve their lives.”.

    The College, which celebrated its centenary in 2006, is led by Principal Keith Cowell and a Board of Governors. City of Westminster College benefits from strong working relationships with its Partners, including inner London secondary schools, London universities and the local community in north Westminster. It also works closely with Westminster City Council to plan courses that meet the current and future needs of learners. The aims of the college are:

      • To ensure that students achieve success rates that will place the College consistently in the top 10% of colleges nationally.
      • To maintain and promote a culture of continuous improvement to enable all staff and students to be aligned on achieving outstanding performance and realising their individual potential and aspirations.
      • To actively promote equality and diversity and oppose discrimination.To maintain a strong financial position, safeguarding the assets of the College.
      • For the college to have a highly motivated staff who are ambitious for the College’s future.
      • To actively engage with and add value to the wider community, forming appropriate partnerships to this end.
    • ««visit site»»

    The College of Enfield, Haringey and North East London

    • The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London logoThe College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is a vocational further education college with centres in Tottenham and Enfield, dedicated to giving the best possible education and training to all of their students. The College recently attained Beacon status, which means it is recognised as one of the country's very best colleges, delivering outstanding and innovative teaching and training.

      The College offers around 300 courses from entry level to degree level for some courses – delivered to almost 20,000 students. The College is a Centre of Vocational Excellence for Health and Care and Early Years and also runs courses in Art, Design and Media; Business and Administration; Construction; English and Math GCSE; Literacy and Numeracy; English for Speakers of Other Languages; Hair and Beauty; ICT and Computing; Science; Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure; Supported Learning; Teacher Training, Travel and Tourism, Public services and Foreign Languages.

      Thousands of people graduate from the College every year with the qualifications and skills they need to progress onto higher education or into work. For further information, call the Course Information Line on 020 8442 3055 or visit: www.conel.ac.uk

      The College also runs Apprenticeships First, an apprenticeship training agency that matches employers with young people who want to learn a skill while earning a wage. We offer Apprenticeships in all our curriculum areas from Art, Design and Media to Sports and Fitness.

      For further information or to register visit www.apprenticeshipsfirst.com/ or call 0800 678 3000. 

    Harrow College

    • Harrow CollegeHarrow College is a community college of further education based in Harrow, Middlesex. They offer academic and vocational courses with a large choice of A-levels, HNDs, BTECs, NVQs and Apprenticeships. With a history of high success rates, Harrow College strives to provide a high level of education and progression for 16-18 year olds and is first for adult education in London.

      Harrow College were one of the first colleges in the country to provide appropriate, tailor-made courses for adults with learning disabilities, where they study alongside, and integrate with, mainstream learners.

      The college has around 2,000 full time students and over 7,000 students on part time courses across two north London campuses and in 2013 was rated as Good by Ofsted.

      The college has also been awarded Centre of Excellence for the Hearing Impaired, the only centre of its kind in north-west London. It is also a member of the Westminster Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT). As holders of the Matrix standard, Harrow College has continued to demonstrate quality and support to students achieving their goals.

      What's on offer?

      Students at Harrow College come from the local community and overseas to enjoy focused learning in a friendly atmosphere and are encouraged to use the facilities to enrich their college experience.

      Facilities include excellent IT equipment with more than 1,000 computers loaded with the latest software, a careers department for expert guidance and professional drama, photography, art and design studios. The Harrow Weald campus also has a state of the art gym called Energize.

      The Whitefriars Training Centre offers plumbing, electrical installation and construction courses, while our Image Salon provides professional hair, beauty and complementary therapy training to students.

    • ««visit site»»

    Haringey Sixth Form College

    • Haringey Sixth Form CollegeHaringey Sixth Form College offer an exciting way to study. They are experts in A Levels and Vocational pathways. The A Level Pathways are designed to move you a step closer to your future aspirations. They offer unique study packages entirely focused on providing you with the latest skills, experiences and qualifications to enable you to pursue a career or University degree in a particular area of interest. A Level subjects are grouped together into career pathways containing complementary subjects to help you choose the most appropriate course for your career goal. A Levels are also part of our Russell Group / Oxbridge Forum.

      The College has specialised in Vocational Courses for several years, these can lead you directly to University, Apprenticeships or Employment. Vocational courses are offered at a wide range of levels to suit everyone. Studying on one of the colleges Vocational courses involves continuous assessment mainly through coursework, practical work, related assignments, work experience, a small amount of externally assessed examinations and in some cases online tests.

      Haringey Sixth Form College has a commitment to success. In 2016 over 90% of all students who applied, progressed to university our students 61% of students achieved the top A-level grades and 93% achieved at BTEC Level 3.

      More than 1,200 of the college's students have gone on to study at universities since our first cohort in 2008, including the top 24 universities that make up the Russell Group, and the college offer plenty of help with your first job applications.

      The college offers a wide range of courses with more than 20 AS/A2 Level subjects and BTEC courses in 15 different vocational areas.

      The college has highly qualified, motivated and committed staff are here to make sure that you get the support you need.

      The college is modern, purpose-built centre in Haringey dedicated to offering full-time courses for 16–19 year-olds.

    • ««visit site»»

    Havering College

    • Havering CollegeHavering College is a large and diverse further and higher education college and is a major provider of Higher Education in London. The College sees teaching and learning as its first priority and thereby promotes the ethos of a professional learning community.

      Havering College have over 10,000 students who come from a wide range of backgrounds. The college has an excellent range of full-time, part-time and short courses for learners of all ages and they are confident that they can help everyone achieve their goals.

      The college provides access to an unrivalled range of courses from a diverse curriculum like Engineering, Construction, Health and Social Care and Early Years, Creative Arts etc. Their courses can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals including businesses and employers and delivered in College or in the workplace, in a flexible and supportive way to ensure achievement.

      Havering College support progression from age 14 right the way through to degree level. This means students can enrol on an entry level course and leave with one of a wide-range of degrees on offer. They also offer Apprenticeships, courses for Adults and for overseas students wanting to study in London.

      The college serves the local community of the London Borough of Havering and has one of the largest “pull” factors of all London colleges, attracting students from east and north London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

      The college continues to meet challenging targets it sets for itself and also those targets which are presented by external agencies. Success rates are good, and in some areas outstanding and a recent Ofsted report categorised them as good with a number of outstanding features.

    • ««visit site»»

    Hillcroft College

    • Hillcroft CollegeHillcroft College is a National Educational Charity for Women. Since its foundation in 1920, the college has constantly evolved to respond to the educational needs of women.

      The National Residential College for Women, (which the Charity started at this time), remains the first and, still the only, College of its type in the UK even today. Based on the outskirts of London, it has remained a centre for many women to stay and study successfully.

    • ««visit site»»

    Kensington and Chelsea College

    • Kensington and Chelsea College logoKensington and Chelsea College is a medium sized further and higher education college with 2 main centres in London. We are an inclusive, welcoming and highly professional college with a high-profile national and international reputation for world-class excellence in Creative Arts including Fine Art, Fashion, Millinery, Photography, Design and Multimedia. 

      We are a major centre for English language training and are able to provide progression routes into vocational training in Creative Arts, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Accounting, Hairdressing and Beauty. 

      We have a large Access to Higher Education provision in both humanities and sciences with a track record of excellent progression to Russell Group universities.

      Both of our main centres are based in exciting locations in the heart of London. Our Chelsea Centre sits near the famed King's Road, whilst our Kensington Centre is in the heart of trendy Notting Hill.

      On our doorstep are some of London's most famous landmarks, venues and employers including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, Chelsea Football Club, the Natural History Museum and the BBC to name a few. 

      The College has strong links and partnerships to many of the world-class organisations surrounding it which has led to some amazing opportunities for our students.

      We take great pride in providing students with excellent career enhancement opportunities and industry recognised skills and qualifications. This is because we work closely with employers to develop courses that give students the skills that employers are actually looking for in today's competitive job market.

      We also know each student is looking for something different, which is why our curriculum offers a range of opportunities from full time, part time and evening courses at levels from Foundation to Higher Education. Whatever aspirations our students have, we're here to help them make it happen.

    • ««visit site»»

    Lambeth College

    • Lambeth College logoLambeth College is one of the largest further education colleges in South London with centres in Brixton, Clapham and Vauxhall. The college offers a wide range of full time, part time courses and apprenticeships to young people and adults leading to qualifications in:

      • Applied Science
      • Building and Construction
      • Business and Computing
      • Child Care
      • Creative Arts and Media
      • Engineering
      • Hair and Beauty
      • Health and Social Care
      • Motorcycle Maintenance
      • Sport
    • Providing students with the opportunity to gain vocational, professional and academic qualifications at various levels, Lambeth College provides learners with the skills, qualifications and experience necessary to get a great job, start your own business or get into university.
    • ««visit site»»

    Lewisham Southwark College

    • Lewisham Southwark College Lewisham Southwark College was formed in August 2012, following the merger of Lewisham College and Southwark College. Across its South London campuses, Lewisham Southwark College provides a strong and vibrant vocational training offer which reaches out to local communities and enables learners to transform their prospects and their lives.

      The college delivers high-quality learning while promoting social inclusion and economic benefit. Lewisham Southwark College curriculum is vocational and employer-led, satisfying the growing needs of local businesses. The college focus on enabling people to access jobs, higher education and self-employment through strong partnerships, outstanding teaching and the development of a culture of enterprise among their students.

    • ««visit site»»

    London South East Colleges

    • London South East CollegesLondon South East Colleges incorporates Bromley College of Further and Higher Education, Bexley College, Royal Greenwich College and South East London Apprenticeship Company. LSEC has a £50m turnover, circa 13,000 students, 1000 staff and 8 sites in total.

      The group’s vision is to be recognised, valued and respected in its communities as listening, responsive and relevant. Their mission is ‘delivering real skills for the real world.’ Bringing an absolute focus on relevant, up to date, high-quality skills that meet the needs of the local business community. London South East Colleges has strong links with its higher education partners, the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch University.

    • ««visit site»»

    Morley College

    • Morley College logoMorley is an adult education College based around Waterloo. They have a range of departments which include Access, Skills for Life, Computing, Dance & Drama, Health & Exercise, ESOL, Foundation Studies, Humanities, Languages, Music and Visual Art.

      They run access courses and also City & Guilds. They also have a large number of evening courses such as dancing available.

    • ««visit site»»

    Newham College of Further Education

    • Newham College of FENewham College is one of the UK’s leading further education colleges, with over 13,000 students situated across two campuses in East Ham and Stratford, home of the 2012 London Olympics. The College also has several community education centres located throughout Newham. The College offers a wide range of further, adult and higher education courses, combined with exceptional career development opportunities and the very best teaching. We have invested millions of pounds in creating world-class facilities with the aim of achieving the best standards of academic and vocational training.

      Our students benefit from the College’s excellent links with businesses, professionals and industry experts, who help design our courses, enabling students to succeed in their chosen careers. The College has gained numerous awards over the years including Beacon Awards for Employer Engagement, a Heist Marketing Award, the Queens Award and a Champion status in Investors in People.

      The college offers higher education to over 700 students through its dedicated University Centre. These students are predominantly widening participation and studying a range of social science, business and management and humanities degrees awarded by our main validation partner - The Open University.

    • ««visit site»»

    Quintin Kynaston (QK)

    • QK LogoQK is an 11-18 mixed, truly comprehensive and highly diverse school with 1,400 students, of whom approximately 350 are in the sixth form. Our mission statement is very simple; we aim to ‘develop the best in every student’. We place a high value on both academic qualifications and whole child development. Everyone at the school focuses on preparing students for life, and not just the next stage of their education. Our values are ‘Aspiration – Resilience – Community’. Our students are educated to aspire, respond positively to a high level of challenge and seize all the opportunities on offer as part of a cohesive learning community.

    • ««visit site»»

    Redbridge College

    • Redbridge_college_logoRedbridge College of Further Education is based in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is vocationally based, offering an exciting range of courses to 3000 students, across two sites – the Chadwell Heath campus and the Ilford Skills Academy, in Ilford town centre. The college’s mission statement is ‘To inspire, develop and provide the opportunity for all Redbridge College students and staff to succeed’ and it is taking steps to ensure the continued improvement of learning and student success. Fantastic new facilities at the Chadwell Heath campus include a 250 seat theatre for use by performing arts students, as well as college and community events. There is a stunning new courtyard and reception area and classrooms built for hi-tech learning to truly make Redbridge College a state-of-the-art educational destination. In April 2017 the College will finalise its merger with both Tower Hamlets and Hackney Community College and the new collective name will be New City College.

    • ««visit site»»

    Sir George Monoux College (SGMC)

    • SGMC logoThere are currently over 2000 students at SGMC, all of them 16 to 19 year olds on full-time courses and over 80% of the students come from minority ethnic groups living in the East London area. The College curriculum provision includes A Level and BTEC subjects and GCSE resit courses. In addition, all students have access to a wide range of sports and extra-curricular activities. The College has a strong reputation for progression, with over 600 students going on to university each year.

      SGMC is graded “Good with Outstanding features” by Ofsted and recently received STEM-Assured status, recognising outstanding teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The College serves a wide catchment area and approximately half of its students live in the neighbouring London boroughs of Newham, Haringey, Hackney, Enfield and Tower Hamlets. Access to Central London is good via tube, rail and bus links.

      The College aims to help students reach their highest potential whether it is academic, artistic or vocational. Recent alumni include Jermain Jackman, winner of BBC’s The Voice 2014 and sprinter Chijindu Ujah, the 3rd fastest Briton of all time. The current site in Chingford Road was built in 1927 and has seen millions invested over the past few years to provide exceptional facilities for the students.

      The Brockman Building was opened in September 2003 and the Drapers Building was opened in September 2004. The College also features a Conservatory, The Matthew Bourne OBE Theatre, a Student Information Centre, Learning Resource Centre, Science laboratories, IT Suite, Conference Centre, Sports Hall, Gym, gardens and playing fields.

    • ««visit site»»

    Uxbridge College

    • Uxbridge College

      Uxbridge College is a general further education College, situated in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in the outer area of west London, with campuses in Uxbridge and Hayes. The College has consistently high success rates and was graded outstanding by Ofsted in their most recent inspection.

      A diverse range of vocational and academic programmes is on offer for young people and adults, with over 10,000 students studying full and part-time courses, Apprenticeships and Higher Education. A Level provision, provided through The Academy sixth form centre, offers a wide range of subject choice and vocational provision is focused on work-related education with courses offered from Entry Level to Level 4/5.

      The College works with a number of businesses to provide technical and professional training for their workforce development and offers a programme of business support for local start-ups and SMEs. It is the largest west London college provider of apprenticeships, working with 400 businesses employing 700 apprentices each year, with progression to higher level skills as appropriate.

      The College works closely with key strategic partners to shape, influence and deliver the skills curriculum. Education and training takes place in all but one of the fifteen sector subject areas (SSA) with particular expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and an innovative digital curriculum. There are strong links with local, regional and national employers who provide opportunities to engage in the curriculum including delivering sessions directly to students, offering visits to their workplaces and supporting work placements.

    • ««visit site»»

    Waltham Forest College

    • WFCWaltham Forest College is one of North East London’s premier life-long learning institutions serving London, the surrounding districts as well as International communities.

      Attracting over 15,000 students of all ages and ethnic backgrounds reflects the college’s ethos of providing further education to the multi-cultural communities which it serves.

      Waltham Forest College are passionate about preparing their learners for the real world of work; careers advice is embedded into the culture of the college and it forms part of lesson plans. Waltham Forest College have been awarded the Investors in Careers quality kite mark. It is the first college in North and East London and only the second in the capital to win this award.

      The college plans to invest £8.2m in its ‘Heart of The College’ initiative which aims to create exciting multifunctional study and leisure areas to improve the college experience for its students.

    • ««visit site»»

    Westminster Kingsway College

    • Westminster Kingsway College logoWestminster Kingsway College is one of the largest further education colleges in central London with centres in Camden and Westminster. The College has about 14,000 students across all age ranges and offers a wide range of further, adult and higher education programmes for people of all ages. The College offers a range of full-time and part-time courses giving students the opportunity to gain vocational, professional and academic qualifications at different levels that are tailored directly to employment opportunities.

      Courses include Access to Higher Education and Foundation Degrees in a wide range of subjects including Business, Accounting, Public Administration, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism and Culinary Arts.

      Other information: Westminster Kingsway College offers a wide range of courses aimed at all ages and skills.

    • ««visit site»»

     

    Linking London members - Other partners

    Click on the name of a partner to find out more:

    City and Guilds

    • City and Guilds logoCity and Guilds are the country's leading vocational awarding body. With a heritage that stretches back over 150 years, they now deliver over 50% of all NVQs for over 1.8 million learners every year. They employ over 1000 people and award 1.9 million certificates every year.

    • ««visit site»»

    London Councils

    • YPESThe Young People's Education and Skills Board is the lead strategic body for 14-19 education and training services in London. It provides pan-London leadership for 14-19 education and training provision in relation to the current and future needs of learners and employers, supports local authorities in undertaking their statutory functions, and assists other stakeholders in planning, policy and provision.

    • ««visit site»»

    OCN London

    • Open College Network, London RegionOCN London is a national qualification awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). It is the largest Access Validating Agency (AVA) in the country. With over 25 years’ experience of awarding qualifications to learners, OCN London a not-for-profit registered charity, is a well-established awarding organisation, with a strong reputation for excellent customer service, expertise and quality assurance. Licensed by the QAA, OCN London offers Access to Higher Education Diplomas helping adult learners, particularly those who do not have ‘A’ levels, to prepare for university.

      Dedicated to widening participation, social inclusion, employer engagement and lifelong learning for all, OCN London supports flexible, responsive and quality assured learning opportunities whether it’s in the classroom, at work, in the community or through distance learning.

    • ««visit site»»

    Pearson LTD

    • Pearson logoPearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson’s provide learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to institutions, corporations, teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. Pearson put the learner at the centre of everything they do.

      Pearson’s main qualifications at level 3 are AS/A levels, provided through their brand of Edexcel, and BTEC Nationals. The number of students entering university with a BTEC has grown considerably in recent years from just 13.5 per cent in 2008 to 23.4 per cent in 2014. The BTEC Nationals have made a significant contribution to widening participation in Higher Education. In 2012, 40% of students entering university with BTECs had parents who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, compared to just 20% for A level entry students.

      Pearson also offers higher level qualifications, including the BTEC HNCs at level 4 and BTEC HNDs at level 5. They have recently begun to deliver degree programmes at Pearson College, which are validated by Royal Holloway, University of London and Ashridge Business School.

    • ««visit site»»

    unionlearn

    • UnionLearn logoUnionlearn is here to help unions spread the lifelong learning message to even more members.

      Our Mission

      "We will transform workers' life chances through lifelong learning."

      Much has been achieved in the realm of trade union education and union learning over the past few years. But unions need to make a step change if they are to reach out to all the members who could benefit from study at the workplace or a local college or learning provider. That's why the TUC has established unionlearn to help unions develop and diversify their provision.

      - Unionlearn aims to help unions to become learning organisations, with programmes for union reps and regional officers and strategic support for national officers.

      - It will also help unions to broker learning opportunities for their members, running phone and online advice services, securing the best courses to meet learners' needs and kitemarking union academy provision to a quality standard.

      - Finally, unionlearn will research union priorities on learning and skills, identify and share good practice, promote learning agreements, support union members on learning and skills bodies, and help shape sector skills agreements.

      Linking London works closely with unionlearn. Linking London and all the other Lifelong Learning Networks across the country signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with unionlearn, which calls for increased co-operation between the LLNs and Unionlearn to ultimately make it easier for more workers to access educational opportunities.

    • ««visit site»»