• Lewisham Southwark College to become two separate colleges

    Lewisham Southwark College is set to become two separate colleges again, just six years after it was formed through a merger. The move was announced today by Joe Docherty, chief executive of NCG, which the college joined in 2017. “This decision will allow the newly-established colleges to develop curriculum programmes that better meet the needs

    13.06 Sep. 24th, 2018 | News

  • College group giant welcomes move to campus level inspection

    The nation’s largest college group has welcomed a change in how it collects data on learners and it is expected to pave the way for campus-level Ofsted inspections. NCG will introduce a new college “campus identifier” field into individualised learner records from 2018/19. The data will identify a “campus within a college group” that is

    13.00 Feb. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • Judge and principal blast college nepotism scandal

    A senior manager at the country’s biggest college group was somehow permitted to interview and appoint her own husband to another top post, in a situation that a judge described as being “quite extraordinary”. Deni Chambers, the director of creative and digital industries at NCG, formed a panel with just one other colleague to award

    11.30 Jun. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Long-distance merger cleared despite council concerns

    A controversial long-distance merger has been signed off by college governors, despite grave concerns from a London borough council. Lewisham Southwark College will now join forces with NCG, based in Newcastle, on August 1, after the governors from both agreed cleared the move. This is despite the controversial nature of the plans, due to the

    16.47 May. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Carlisle College becomes NCG fifth FE college member

    NCG has confirmed it will absorb yet another provider in the north following months of talks. Further consolidation is also on the cards for London’s colleges, with two mergers involving five institutions moving forward. Carlisle College is to become the fifth FE college member of NCG, when it joins the group in April. The college

    12.00 Feb. 3rd, 2017 | News