East Coast College are the most recent FE College to secure membership of the Chartered Institution for Further Education (CIFE). The College, which was formed in 2017 when Great Yarmouth College, Lowestoft College and Lowestoft Sixth Form College merged to become East Coast College. The College has an inclusive offer providing a wide range of courses to young people, businesses and higher education provision ran in partnership with the University of Suffolk.
Stuart Rimmer MBE, Chief Executive and Principal of the College said: “We are thrilled to have achieved this accolade and are proud to now be a member of the Chartered Institution for Further Education. We are a values driven organisation and aspire to always achieve great things for our learners, staff and the communities we serve. Achieving Chartered Status recognises these achievements and provides testimony to our vision of transforming individuals and building communities through education.”
Dawn Ward CBE, Deputy Chair of the CIFE added: “East Coast College are a very welcome addition to the CIFE and I am thrilled they have achieved Chartered Status. Our membership boasts excellent and high performing colleges and East Coast College are no exception to this.”
Membership of the CIFE was conferred upon the College at an admissions ceremony in London where their college was represented by the Chair of the Board David Blake.