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Key Facts


  • 1921 – Founded as Woolwich College of Further Education.
  • 1998 – Woolwich College amalgamated with Greenwich Community College to deliver the Adult and Community Learning contract for the London Borough of Greenwich.


  • We have 4 Faculties. Please click here for full details.
  • Our Sports Leisure and Tourism and ESOL provision being graded as ‘Good’. Please click here to view our Ofsted reports.

Key Facts

  • In 2010/2011 we had 11,115 Learners. Please see breakdown below:
Type of Provision No. Learners
Younger Learner Provision (14-19) 1157
Adult Learner Provision (19+) 3506
Employer Responsive Provision 873
Informal Adult Learning 3787
Higher Education 52
Full Cost 1740
  • We enrol over 60 International Learners each year
  • Over 100 languages are spoken by our learners
  • We employ 660 members of staff.
  • 67% of our students on learner responsive funded qualifications are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

External Recognition


  • FE First Silver Award for Best PR Campaign


  • FE First Silver Award for Collaboration with the Host Borough Colleges
  • Highly Commended FE First Award for Marketing to Employers


  • LSIS (Learning and Skills Improvement Service) Award for our work in supporting and promoting the Learner Voice.
  • 2012 Inspire Mark for Legacy Champions event with 5 host borough colleges
  • Highly Commended award by CoLRIC (Council for Learning Resources in Colleges)
  • Matrix accreditation awarded for all Student Services.
  • London Education Partnership Award ‘Chairs Award’ (with AEG Europe)
  • Two ticks disability symbol for our commitments to the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled people.


  • Winner of FE First Marketing ‘Best Website Award’
  • Winner HR in Hospitality ‘Links with Schools and Colleges Award’ (with AEG Europe)


  • Winner of FE First Marketing ‘Collaboration’ Award


  • Highly Commended Beacon Award for International Support