Welcome to Newham College of Further Education
This Website offers much more than a comprehensive list of exceptional courses. It offers new opportunities, new beginnings, new ways of looking at your future. You may want to gain new skills to get a specific job, you may want to gain additional skills to seek a promotion, you may want to prepare to enter higher education or you may want to develop your language or other skills. No matter what you want to learn, no matter when and how you want to learn it, there is an excellent chance that you will find what you need right here. If you’re unsure about the best course for you, our skilled and experienced course consultants will help you choose wisely. Whatever direction you choose, now is the time to act.
Take that first step, make that new beginning, grab the opportunity - and we will do all we can to help you. We will offer you exceptional teaching, outstanding learner support and superb resources. We will work with you on an individual basis, to help you
achieve your aspirations, to turn your ambitions into reality. We don’t just want you to enrol on one of our courses but, even more, we want you to succeed. We will do everything we can to make sure you do. A successful college is judged by the success of
its students and we are very successful.
This website can change your life. Please browse through it, choose your way forward and make that new beginning. You will never regret it. I look forward to welcoming you to our college.
We are delighted to have been given full status as a Training Quality Standard Award Winner by the Learning and Skills Council. This means we have been examined and found to have expert teaching delivering the best standards of professional training and development. Local, and national, employers know they can count on us to train their staff to the highest possible standards. These employers include household names such as The Ford Motor Company, British Gas, Royal Mail, Thames Water, Vodafone, Virgin Trains, London Underground, British Telecom, Orange, Docklands Light Railway and the NHS. They know that students from Newham College will have the highest level of skills and expertise.
We have fantastic facilities and resources to ensure everyone has the opportunity to do well. These include:Avant Garde
At this professional nail bar, situated on the ground floor of our East Ham Campus, students benefit from expert training and gain hands on experience of the nail and beauty industry.Fashion and Textile Museum
The FTM is entirely operated by Newham College and is maintained as a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry – visited by the likes of Manolo Blahnik & Twiggy.Level 4
Our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy suite offers a first class training environment where students can carry out professional treatments on paying clients.Multimedia Learning Centres
Learning Waves and Learning.com computer based learning centres, offer you the opportunity of completing certain aspects of your course on a PC in a stimulating environment. Each centre is equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia workstations and the very latest software, as well as a library of useful learning materials.The Flex
Based on our East Ham and Stratford campuses, the Flex provides a day time and evening drop-in library service to our students and staff for 90 hours a week, offering books and periodicals, audio-visual resources including DVDs, CDs and CD-Roms, and access to online resources such as e-books and e-journals. Our presence on NewLearning, the College’s virtual learning environment, enables access to e-resourcing at any time of day via the internet. A computer catalogue will also enable you to check the location and availability of resources, and manage your Flex account online. In addition to PCs with internet connection which are available to help learners research and complete assignments, study areas are also available allowing silent, quiet and group study. Along with wheelchair access and low-level shelving we also provide specialist equipment and software to support learners with disabilities. Staff are always on hand to both help students find the resources required for assignments and also to provide support when using our centres’ computers.
We take our responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act and Disability Equality Duty very seriously. Each year we work with more than 400 students with learning difficulties or disabilities. We offer a wide range of courses to reflect all sorts of interests or career aspirations and can help you follow a programme specifically designed to meet your learning needs.
If you have a disability, visual support need, or mental health support need, it is likely that we can help. Contact the Disability Support Team or ask your tutor to arrange an appointment. We have support workers who can assist you while you are at College and help you to get the most out of your studies. Some Learners may only need help for certain things, such as when you are taking exams, completing particular assignments or going out on work experience. Your tutor is there to help you and the Disability Support Team will give additional help, advice and support if you need it. We will discuss with you how best to do this if you contactus in plenty of time. Contact 020 8257 4279.
If you have difficulties with reading and writing, it is possible that you have dyslexia. Anyone, of any age, may have dyslexia or a specific learning difficulty.
The Dyslexia Support Team can carry out a detailed assessment and offer support to help you develop your skills. If you think you need help, discuss it with your tutor and make an appointment to see one of the dyslexia support tutors. If you have information about your condition please bring it with you.
If you need help with a disability or dyslexia, you can make an appointment by calling the helpline on 020 8257 4552.
All of us need more than just good teaching to succeed and really enjoy being at college so we offer all of our students skilled guidance and support to achieve their goals. The recent inspection of the College rated our student support as being outstanding – and this is why!
Success and Progress Advisers (SPA)
It is not unusual for students to need some extra guidance at some point during their studies. SPAs work to support 16-18 year old learners who may be struggling academically, with attendance or with behavioural issues. Support is also available for undergraduate applicants requiring UCAS references and general academic planning. The SPA team also provide parental reports.
A wide range of support is available for every student with specific requirements. Whether you need assistive technology during classes, assistance with dyslexia, sign language interpreters or extra tutorials to strengthen your results – we will ensure you benefit fully from joining the college.
We can help every individual with physical and/or learning disabilities.
A Partnership With Parents
We work closely with parents and guardians. Regular progress reports are provided and there are numerous parents’ evenings. We are also happy to arrange additional visits to discuss your progress or welfare.
Safe guarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
If you’re under 18 or an adult receiving support from external services and you feel that you’re at risk, contact the College Safeguarding Officers. Your safety is very important to us. If you are at risk either inside or outside of the College please tell us. You can report your online via the NewLearning Report Abuse button or you can contact the Safeguarding Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8257 4267. Please see full details of what safeguarding covers on NewLearning.
Affiliated to the National Union of Students, the Student Union represents your interests on committees and organises exciting social events. There is also a Student Council made up of student representatives.
Having your say
We want to achieve the highest possible standards, and your feedback is invaluable. Students on all courses elect a representative to express student views, views which are regularly listened to.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.