The City College

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"The City College is an independent institution of further and higher education catering for local and international students."


Established in 1979, The City College is an independent institution for local and international students. The City College has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and is awaiting publication of its final report.

Over the years thousands of students have successfully completed their studies at the City College and have progressed to higher studies in British and American universities, or secured successful careers in a variety of fields. As well as maintaining high academic standards and providing quality tuition, the City College is noted for its prompt response to the education and training developments in the global environment.

Studying at the City College has evolved into a truly enlightening experience, and it is no surprise that our student body primarily consists of those who joined us on the recommendations from past or present students

What's on offer

The College's faculty is selected on the basis of their academic and professional qualifications, as well as on their experience in teaching/lecturing. The faculty involved in the delivery of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses are approved by the relevant universities.

The primary focus of study is on Business/Management, Computing, Health & Social Care, Travel and Tourism and Hospitality Management at HND - Higher National Diploma and Degree level. Some Diploma courses are also available by Distance Learning, enabling students to complete their studies from the comfort of their home. The College reviews its course portfolio on a regular basis to ensure that it meets current trends and the requirements of its students.

The latest additions are the BSc final year top-up courses in Health & Social Care and Hospitality & Tourism Management. All the HNDs lead to the final one year top up degree courses in the respective disciplines.

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Subject Strengths

The courses available are as follows:

  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management  & Leadership 
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership 
  • BTEC HND in Business
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hospitality Management 
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Leisure and Tourism)
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Care Practice) 
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health)
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care


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The College occupies a spacious self-contained building with purposely built classrooms and offices. It has modern computer facilities allowing students to have free access to the internet and email. Other facilities include an accommodation service, a reference library, reprographic equipment and a common room. Various public libraries and leisure centres are located within the vicinity of the College.

Computers and internet

Three modern computer suites are available to all students - not just those pursuing computer courses. Students are encouraged to research via the internet and produce assignments and projects using computers. All computers are connected to the internet and students have access to the internet at all times during college opening hours.


The City College Library facilities are for reference purposes only, but there are other public and specialist libraries within the vicinity of the College that students have access to. Students may require an introductory letter or a student ID from the College in order to be able to use these libraries.

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The City College is located in the City of London, close to the junction of City Road and East Road. The area is well served by public transport, with Old Street Underground and British Rail stations being within five minutes walk from the College. The College building can be viewed through Google Street View Map by entering the post code N16AH.

Student Story

Serena Burns
Hospitality and Tourism

'I was born and bred in the East End of London and now live in Canary Wharf area of the City at my parents Pub! I have lived part of my life in the Algarve, Portugal, a major European tourist resort and naturally have always been interested in the Hospitality Industry. I chose to study at The City College because of the friendly environment and especially beause of the small classes that leads to the personal touch in teaching. The class has students from many different countries and this makes things very interesting listening to their experiences. The teachers are great, always helpful [as everyone is in the college] and with so much experience. As a local student I could have chosen many places to study in London - I'm glad that I chose The City College.'

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Contact Details

University House
55 East Road
N1 6AH

Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 1133