World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

City of Liverpool College

Article Id: WHEBN0005717336
Reproduction Date:

Title: City of Liverpool College  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Shelina Begum, Alumni of City of Liverpool College, Education in Liverpool, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, List of schools in Liverpool
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

City of Liverpool College

College Logo
The City of Liverpool College
Established April 1992
Type Community
Principal Elaine Bowker
Chairperson Peter Grieve
Location The Learning Exchange (Main Site)
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 9DW
England
DfE URN 130487 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 17,000+ (07/08)[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Website The City Of Liverpool College

The City Of Liverpool College formerly Liverpool Community College is one of three college of further education in Liverpool, Merseyside. It was established in 1992 by the amalgamation of all the further education colleges within Liverpool.

In 2005, it had approximately 7,000 full-time and 18,000 part-time students. The current principal is Elaine Bowker.

The College is based on several sites around the city, mainly in the city centre. Community-based provision is in the form of Skill Centres is in process of being disestablished in response to reduction in funding provision by central government. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses are likely to be the sole community-based provision


The college left LEA control and was incorporated in 1993 and is overseen by the Corporation Board. The college's first Principal was Wally Brown CBE. The board is made up of representatives from local businesses and communities. The college receives its funding from the government via the Learning and Skills Council, Greater Merseyside.

Contents

  • College Campus 1
    • The Arts Centre 1.1
    • Bankfield Road 1.2
    • Clarence Street 1.3
    • Duke Street 1.4
    • Mulberry Street 1.5
    • Vauxhall Road 1.6
    • The Learning Exchange 1.7
  • Qualifications available 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College Campus

There are 5 main college centres, all of which are within the City Centre area.

The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre is a provider of arts teaching and learning on Merseyside. Specialist arts and technical facilities, recording studios, dance and drama facilities are available – as well as photography, fashion and multimedia studios. More than 2,000 students study here.

Creative Apprenticeships are run at this centre along with courses in:

  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Events Management
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Theatre Technology
  • 3D Design
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Photography
  • ICT and Digital technologies

HE programmes in Creative and Digital Arts are also run at the Arts Centre.

This centre is also a founder college for the National Skills Academy for creative and cultural skills and a lead provider for fashion.

Bankfield Road

The Bankfield site was re-opened in November 2006 after a refurbishment.[2]

Bankfield is a centre for courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL).

The business development team are also located in Bankfield Road centre. They focus on working with employers to identify skills gaps and provide bespoke training and support around these needs. They also run a range of specialist courses focusing on the skills needed to get people back in to employment or to start up in business.

Facilities at the centre include a learning resource centre and a nursery specialising in care of infants aged from 0-2 years.

Bankfield Road centre can be accessed by bus or car via Queen’s Drive (Jolly Miller pub).

The following course types are available:

  • ESOL

Clarence Street

Clarence Street centre was opened in 2001. The following course types are available:

  • English and Humanities
  • GCSE (19 Subjects)
  • A-level (30 Subjects)
  • Information Technology and Computing Level 1 & 2
  • Science
  • Access to Science/Health
  • Business Studies
  • Fresh Start Courses

Duke Street

Opened in 2003, Duke Street offers The following course types:

  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Bakery and Confectionery
  • Travel, Tourism and Leisure
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Holistic and Complementary Therapies
  • Makeup Artistry
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Education
  • Fresh Start Courses

Mulberry Street

The site at Mulberry Street was designed and constructed to support the needs of students with learning disabilities and difficulties.[3] From September 2009 it will be part of the Arts Centre. The following course types are not available:

Business and Retail

  • Administration
  • Retail
  • Business
  • Health and Social Care

Support Services based at Mulberry Street include:

  • Visually Impaired Unit
  • Deaf Unit
  • Physical Disabilities Unit
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Learner Services

Vauxhall Road

Opened in 2003, costing over £10 million this centre specialises in construction and engineering.[4] The following course types are available:

  • Brickwork
  • Plastering
  • Joinery
  • Building services
  • Electrical and gas installation
  • Plumbing
  • Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Sport, Exercise & Fitness

The Learning Exchange

The college's £35m Learning Exchange on Roscoe Street is central to The City Of Liverpool's City 6 offer around A-levels.

The Learning Exchange is the location for courses in: maritime skills and A-levels in PE, classical civilisation, law, sociology, English language, literature, philosophy, business studies and IT. It is also home to HE programmes in computing and business with accounting.

The City of Liverpool College has commissioned a seventh college building located on Roscoe Street in Liverpool. The new building cost £50 million.

The site is now open.[5]


Qualifications available

The college offers traditional academic qualifications such as GCSE and A-Levels, but additionally offers vocational awards, certificates or diplomas, known as BTEC. Students studying these tend to progress to university.

There are some professional qualifications such as Microsoft Systems Administrator, Microsoft Office Specialist and CISCO CCNA. Students studying these either are doing so to strengthen their career prospects or enhance their existing skills.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures". The City of Liverpool College. March 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Bankfield Road". The City of Liverpool College. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Mulberry Street". The City of Liverpool College. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Vauxhall Road". The City of Liverpool College. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  5. ^ "The Learning Exchange - The City of Liverpool College". Liv-coll.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 

External links

  • The City Of Liverpool College
  • A to Z of Unis and Colleges from "The Independent"
  • Ofsted report for The City of Liverpool College (2005)

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/130487

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.