Greenwich Community College

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Greenwich Community College
GCC London.png
Established1921
TypeFurther Education
PrincipalGary Chin
Location95 Plumstead Road
Plumstead
Greater London
SE18 7QD
England England Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°04′44″E / 51.4909°N 0.07881°E / 51.4909; 0.07881
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
DfE number203/8047
DfE URN130405 Tables
OfstedReports
Staff660
Students12,250+
GenderMixed
Ages16–99
WebsiteCollege homepage
 
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Greenwich Community College
GCC London.png
Established1921
TypeFurther Education
PrincipalGary Chin
Location95 Plumstead Road
Plumstead
Greater London
SE18 7QD
England England Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°04′44″E / 51.4909°N 0.07881°E / 51.4909; 0.07881
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
DfE number203/8047
DfE URN130405 Tables
OfstedReports
Staff660
Students12,250+
GenderMixed
Ages16–99
WebsiteCollege homepage

Greenwich Community College is a college of further education in Plumstead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, southeast London.

History[edit]

In 1921 the school was founded as Woolwich College of Further Education.[1]
In 1998, Woolwich College amalgamated with Greenwich Community College to deliver the Adult and Community Learning contract for the London Borough of Greenwich.
In 1999, London Leisure College was formed by a partnership between Greenwich Community College and Greenwich Leisure Limited.
In 2009, Greenwich Community College Business Unit formed to delivered tailored training for local employers.

Qualification course overview[edit]

The college runs a wide range of Full-time and Part-time academic and Vocational Qualification courses from its centres in Plumstead and Eltham.

Academic Subjects include A Levels, GCSE's and Access to Higher Educations.

Vocational subjects include: Business, Fashion, Gaming, Health and Social Care, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Sport, Fitness and Leisure, Public Services, and Travel and Tourism

There is also a large ESOL department which runs English for Speakers of Other Languages and works with local community groups to run courses in community venues.

In its 2010 Ofsted inspection the college was judged "satisfactory" overall, with Sports, Leisure and Tourism, and ESOL provision rated as "good".

Adult Education course overview[edit]

The college runs Adult Education courses on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich from centres across the borough. These courses range from traditional art and craft courses to courses as diverse as urban beekeeping, Languages and Beer Masterclass run in partnership with the Meantime Brewery. These courses are designed for leisure as well as first steps into work.

Notable alumni[edit]

Gemma Gibbons — London 2012 Olympic Judo Silver Medallist (attended 2004-06)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". College website. 

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