Registration decision (September 2019)

The Office for Students has refused the registration application of Newham College of Further Education, following a rigorous process of assessment and evaluation.

The application has been refused because the initial conditions of registration, as set out in our regulatory framework, have not been satisfied. The OfS considers that Newham College of Further Education does not satisfy the following initial condition of registration:

  • Condition B3 – Quality (student outcomes).

Further details of the reasons for refusal are set out on our website.

The Office for Students is working with the college in order for them to have the opportunity to apply to ‘teach out’ their current students. Being granted designation for teach out would mean that continuing students would, subject to individual eligibility, be able to continue to access student support from the Student Loans Company.

For further information contact Aislinn Keogh on 0117 905 7676 or [email protected]


  1. The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.
  2. Conditions of registration are the primary tool that the OfS uses to regulate individual higher education providers. They are minimum requirements that providers must meet in order to be/stay registered with us, because they demonstrate that the provider is able to offer high quality higher education to students.
  3. Our conditions are set out in detail in our regulatory framework.
  4. The OfS’s registration decisions relate to higher education provision only. Therefore, Newham College of Further Education’s further education provision, which is inspected by Ofsted, is not affected by the OfS’s registration decision.

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