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Greenwich Community College

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.
  • 2016 – Greenwich Community College forms federation with Bromley College of Further and Higher Education.


  • We have 4 main support departments. Please click here for full details.
  • During the latest inspection Ofsted highlighted our strengths as being:

provision in health, care and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) is good; students, especially those who face challenging circumstances or are vulnerable, benefit from high-quality pastoral support; students enjoy a college culture which celebrates their diversity, and in which they feel safe to discuss topical and often controversial issues with one another and with their teachers.

Key Facts

  • Please see breakdown of learner numbers below:
Type of Provision No. Learners
Total number of learners aged 14-18 354
Total number of learners aged 19+ 1014
Apprentices 16
  • Over 90 languages are spoken by our learners

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