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Principal's Welcome

Choosing to study at Newham College is a great investment in your future.
 
We provide education that is exciting, relevant and practical; equipping you with the skills and knowledge to unleash your potential and make you stand out when you apply for that all important first job or the next stage in your education and career.
 
In April 2016 Ofsted judged the College to be ‘Good’ in all that we do and as such you can be certain of expert advice and guidance from our highly-skilled staff which will support you in taking the first steps to your future success.
 
We will help you choose the best course for your needs, develop your career plans and provide you with outstanding teaching to make sure you achieve your goals.
 
While studying, you will benefit from our excellent links with businesses, professionals and industry experts, who help design our courses, enabling you to succeed in your chosen careers. These include programmes developed and endorsed by Samsung, as well as Degrees awarded through the Open University.
 
We are constantly investing in the College to make sure we keep pace with the business world’s rapid technological advances and our state-of-the-art facilities will provide you with industry standard learning environments. You will also make great friends and enjoy an active social life with free access to our student lounges, fitness centres, sports clubs, libraries, computer suites, Student Life facilities and the many events hosted by our student enrichment team. You’ll also get free breakfast and entry to central London’s Fashion
and Textile Museum.
 
There has never been a better time to start a course with Newham College. If you are 16–18 years old, courses are free along with breakfast and lunchtime meals.
 
A successful college is judged by the success of its students. We look forward to welcoming you to Newham College and helping you unleash your potential.
 
Principal Paul Stephen

Paul Stephen
Principal & Chief Executive
Newham College of Further Education

Why Newham College?

We provide education that is exciting, relevant and practical; equipping you with the skills and knowledge to unleash your potential and make you stand out when you apply for that all important first job or the next stage in your education and career.

Excellent teaching and learning

In April 2016, Ofsted judged the college to be 'Good' in all areas and, as such, you can be certain of teaching that is effective, well planned and enjoyable.  Teaching staff are well qualified with access to extensive resources.

Your own personal tutor

Your personal tutor will guide you through your time at the college.  They will support you with your learning and anything else to help make your time at Newham College enjoyable and successful,

Employability skills

We have a dedicated team to support your career planning and provide the skills needed to achieve your future employment goals.

All 16-18 year old students undertake high quality work experience. The College also offers work placement opportunities in other European countries, including France, Spain and Hungary, as part of its transnational programme.

Sports, societies and enrichment

Every student is encouraged to take part in recreational activities to get fit, learn new skills, gain additional qualifications or simply have fun.

We also have an extensive enrichment programme with activities to fill your free time as well as the chance to go on trips and attend events, such as West End theatres, theme parks and fund raisers.

On-line learning

The College offers you the opportunity of completing certain aspects of your course using on-line learning materials, which can be accessed via your smart phone, PC or at one of the College's state-of-the-art multimedia learning centres.

Working for Us

A fantastic place to work - Newham College is a vibrant college and very proud of our excellent employer links and student progression rates.

Newham College is right at the heart of a new, vibrant East London that is fast emerging. We are one of the largest and most successful Colleges in the Greater London area and our innovative and dynamic approach supported by our high quality staff team means that we are at the leading edge of local delivery. Newham College believes its culture, values and behaviours is key to our success. We create the environment which ultimately attracts and retains talent and drives individual and College performance.

The College has a variety of polices and services of employment that help and support our staff. You can expect to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness at all times which begins from candidate application straight through to staff appointment and your continuing professional development.

Staff Training and Development

 

We have some of the best teaching and non-teaching staff in Further Education and strive to maintain high standards to support ongoing skills development helping all our staff to reach the top of their careers.

The pages on developing your skills give an overview of some of the in-house training courses available to all staff at the college and we have a team of Professional Learning Advisors who support staff to share good practice, and advise on the next steps for individual professional skill development.

Gaining teacher qualified status for staff members is also detailed in this section of the website.

Institute for Learning Membership

The Institute for Learning (IfL) is the professional body for teachers, trainers, tutors and trainee teachers (hereafter referred to as ‘teachers’) in the further education and skills sector, with responsibility for the registration and regulation of licensed practitioners through Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

As part of the College’s contract you will be required to register with the IfL if you have not already done so. You can apply for membership using the following link www.ifl.ac.uk and select ‘membership’.

In order to maintain your license to practice you would be required to complete a minimum amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours, these must be recorded and then submitted to the IfL (further information will be provided upon employment).

For the maximum impact on practice IfL believes that the minimum requirement of 30 hours of CPD per year for full-time teachers and trainers (and a pro-rata equivalent for those who work part-time, with a minimum number of 6 hours).

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