New City College was created by the merger of Hackney Community College with Tower Hamlets College in summer 2016 and then with Redbridge College in spring 2017. Epping Forest College merged with
New City College on 1st of August 2018.
We have campuses in each area ensuring that our shared communities continue to have access to the largest choice of courses and training that will best prepare them for accessing the increasing career opportunities in this fast developing part of London and Essex.
Brexit and our students:
EU students are currently funded for education at our college just as UK students are. While there is uncertainty around Brexit, we know that this funding and rights for EU students' education in the UK will continue for all courses starting before December 2020.
I’m very pleased that you are finding out more about our college. I am confident we have the right course for you, which will help you to achieve your future career goals and ambitions.
We are the largest college in east London, formed by a merger in 2016 of Hackney Community College with Tower Hamlets College and then in spring 2017 with Redbridge College. And in August 2018, we merged with Epping Forest College. Be assured though, that whilst we have increased in size and scale, we retain our strong local identities and our campuses in each borough, continuing to provide a strong choice of courses for our communities.
Throughout the year we hold a number of open days, welcome events and taster days at all of our campuses and I hope you will be able to come along and find out more about us and talk to our teachers and students. We are proud of all our students and the success they achieve and you will join a college that will support you and drive you at every stage so that you do achieve your very best. Have a look at our student success pages to see what our students achieve.
If you are looking to go onto university, we send over 600 students a year, including many to Russell Group ones including Cambridge, UCL, King’s College and Queen Mary as well as others outside of London. If you are looking to progress to work instead, we have relationships with many leading businesses in London and have helped our students secure highly sought after apprenticeships in businesses like KPMG, Thomson Reuters, Accenture and Lyle and Scott.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our future events and in the meantime, please enjoy browsing our website, finding out about our courses and college culture and I do hope you will apply to study with us.
It will be the best decision you can make.
Group Principal and CEO
You will be joining a college that has undergone an exciting period of expansion, resulting in increased learning and progression opportunities for the communities of east London.
New City College was created by the merger of Tower Hamlets College and Hackney Community College in August 2016. Redbridge College merged into the group in April 2017. The group merged in August 2018 with Epping Forest College, based in Loughton, Essex. We are London’s second largest college with 20,000 students and campuses sited in three east London boroughs and in Essex.
AMBITION, SUCCESS, OPPORTUNITY!
Students succeed at Hackney Community College!
HCC is rated a GOOD College, Ofsted 2015.
HCC is a great place to work. Whether you’re a teacher,student support worker or other professional. It takes a lot of talented staff to make an organisation like ours – and we’re proud to have the highest possible recognition from Investors in People.
Hackney Community College is an exciting, vibrant and multicultural Further Education College, based in East London. It takes a lot of talented staff to make an organisation like ours successful – and we’re proud to have been awarded the highest standard from Investors in People in recognition of how well we support our team. Whether you’re a teacher, student support worker or business support professional, HCC is a great place to work.
Our students enjoy their time here, and achieve well in their studies. We have hundreds of courses for young people and adults to choose between. They can undertake full or part time study; academic, vocational or leisure learning. We also collaborate with employers to offer flexible ways to train their staff.
Our main centre, the Shoreditch campus, lies in the heart of a vibrant district for both work and social activity. Students and staff like our safe, secure campus and the friendly, adult atmosphere.
Fashion designers, stylists, photographers, publishers, digital media companies, film-makers and musicians have made the local area their workplaces, and homes. We love it, and we think that you will too.
We focus on teaching vocational courses at our Epping Forest campus, providing our students
with the right mix of theory and practical learning to enhance their employability skills and career ambitions.
We are proud of our modern campus which offers students one of the very best learning environments,
with modern classrooms, resources and technology and all focused on helping students progress into
their chosen career path or onto further study at university.
"Our courses are designed to provide you with practical hands-on training and real-life experiences. You will learn in some of the very best and modern facilities and I would urge you to come and visit our fantastic campus to see why we are
proud of it and what we can do for you."
Janet Smith, Epping Forest and Redbridge
Tower Hamlets College is based in east London. We have two campuses within the borough of Tower Hamlets, with the main one based at Poplar, close to Canary Wharf and another at Arbour Square, Stepney, close to the City of London. We are recognised as a good college by Ofsted, for the quality of our educational provision and wide progression opportunities for our students.
On 1 August 2016, the college merged with Hackney Community College. Both colleges will retain their local identities and campuses in both boroughs.
With sites based minutes away from the leading business and financial areas of Canary Wharf and the City of London, we are never more than three minutes from a DLR or bus stop and ten minutes from the Jubilee Line.
We provide education and training to young people aged from 14-18 years and to adult learners. This includes a large offering of 50+ courses at A-Levels to vocational in a range of subjects including business, IT, social sciences, maths and science, health and social care, trade skills and catering, as well as pre-university entry courses such as Access to Higher Education and Higher National Certificates.
We have strong business links with a number of leading of companies in Canary Wharf and the City of London.
We also offer employer and employee training, including apprenticeships. In addition, you can receive independent advice and guidance from one of our fully trained employment, education, training and careers advisers.
Redbridge College is a vocational college offering a wide range of courses to 3,000 students across two campuses in Chadwell Heath and Ilford Town Centre in Northeast London.
Our mission is ‘to inspire, develop and provide the opportunity for all Redbridge College students and staff to succeed.’
As part of this mission, we have now have innovative leaning companies within a number of curriculum areas, where students work on real client briefs, giving them practical experience direct with industry and fully prepare them to move onto an array of future career opportunities, or for progression onto Higher Education.
Fantastic new facilities are now open at our Chadwell Heath Campus, with the completion of our new 250-seat theatre for use by Performing Arts students, as well as college and community events, a stunning new courtyard, reception area and classrooms built for hi-tech learning to truly make Redbridge College a state-of-the-art educational destination.