HISTORY & BACKGROUND
Set up initially in 2000 as a business enterprise and thereafter in 2003 registered as a private limited company, London College of Business and Law (LCBL) was established with the aim at the time of providing tuition for LLB Degree students of University of London International Programmes.
LCBL is currently one of only four colleges in the United Kingdom awarded the Registered Centre status of University of London International Programmes for the LLB Degree.
At LCBL, we offer a range of courses right up to the University of London LLB Degree. For those not willing to pursue a degree course, the Access to HE Diplomas of AIM Awards in Business, Computing, Law, Nursing and Midwifery, as well as Health and Social Care are also routes for learners aged 19+ to study at LCBL and progress to UK universities after six months to one year. Learners willing to gain admission to UK universities through the Access route will be able to do so with funding support from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Apprenticeship courses in disciplines that include Business, Computing, Hospitality and Catering will to start in May, 2017 at LCBL. The College was added to SFA’s the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) in March, 2017.
One of our core aims is to meet the needs of learners at whichever level they join our college and assist them in arriving at the intellectual level they desire. This explains our particular interest in providing tuition for the Access to HE Diploma courses of AIM Awards in disciplines that include Business, Computing, Law, Nursing and Midwifery, as well as Health and Social Care. These courses engage our college in a form of social mobility. The course provides a second chance for learners wishing to undertake degree studies at UK universities who may not possess the requisite educational qualifications like GCE A levels. Such a position also allows LCBL to admit learners who are over 19 years old and possess sufficient competence in English language and Maths, together with the hunger and commitment to successfully complete the Access to HE Diploma courses.
Dedication and commitment to learning is our core value at LCBL. We recognise knowledge acquisition on three levels: student, employee and organisational – and the integrative relationship between the three levels is the minimum requirement for a successful College. Learning and scholarship for learners and employees is considered important, whilst also recognising organisational learning as a means to continually improving the college. Our supporting values include inclusiveness and diversity; innovation; collaboration/partnerships; excellence; integrity; good communication; leadership; respect; and stewardship.
LCBL enjoys a good location in Wealdstone, Harrow, a suburb of North West London, which is a 2 minute walk from Harrow and Wealdstone Underground (Bakerloo Line) and Overground Stations. The area is close to the new Wembley Stadium and 12 minutes train ride from central London (Euston Station). Heathrow Airport, which is the nearest International Airport, is 40 minutes drive from our College, whilst there is also a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Harrow and Wealdstone Station.
LCBL is also within walking distance from Wealdstone Library and Harrow Civic Centre Library. St. Ann’s and St. Georges Shopping Centre is 10 minutes bus ride from LCBL, whilst Harrow Leisure Centre is within walking distance from our College.
Our classroom facilities are modern, well equipped and furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting throughout. The lecture rooms are bright and airy, warm in winter and well ventilated in summer. The desks and chairs are comfortable and help students to focus on their learning. The lecture rooms are equipped with modern teaching aids, which include multi-media facilities as well as broadband and Wi-Fi facilities. The lecture rooms are also equipped with Power- point Projectors, Electric/Manual screens as well as Audio facilities
LCBL provides wireless and fully networked computer facilities for the use of our learners as an integral part of our Learning Resource Centre. Our internet facilities are available for the use of our learners even outside class times. LCBL currently has 20 computer terminals available exclusively for our learners’ use. The internet facilities provide a very useful tool for research work and further study.
With the exception of copying from textbooks, learners at LCBL are provided with subsidised and affordable photocopying facilities, which are linked to the computer facilities in our IT Suite.
Learning Resource Centre and E-Learning Facilities
LCBL has its own Learning Resource Centre, which doubles as a private study area and contains most recommended books our students require to facilitate their assignments and research work. Our students also have access to two local libraries, Wealdstone Library and Harrow Civic Centre Library.
University of London International Programmes
LCBL is currently one of only four colleges in the United Kingdom that enjoys the Registered Centre status of University of London International Programmes for the LLB Degree.
The University of London LLB under the International Programmes can be studied through two entry points, ‘Standard Entry’ and ‘Graduate Entry’. Students have up to eight years to complete their degree and may take, for example, two years to complete the first year.
Students who are able to study full time often complete their degree in the minimum time suggested. However, most students studying by themselves take four or five years to complete their studies. The maximum time allowed is eight years.
AIM Awards are licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to award and certificate the Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma. It provides an excellent route for adult learners into higher education as an alternative to A-Levels. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access programmes and many go on to succeed in Higher Education and embark on life changing new careers.
The Access to (HE) Diploma course is a full Level 3 qualification that is accepted by most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to meet the entry requirements on their courses. AIM awards have worked with HEIs to design its content to prepare learners for successful study on a wide variety of degree programmes.
The Access to (HE) Diploma awarded by AIM Awards qualifies for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. This means that learners can use the loan to cover the cost of their tuitions fees for the course. If they then go onto study a Higher Education course, upon successful completion of their degree course, their loan will be written off. Otherwise they will pay back the loan (plus interest) when they finish the course and earn more than £21,000 a year at a rate of 9% of any income they earn over this amount.
Trinity College London
Trinity College London (TCL) is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. TCL provides recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels.
Trinity exams and assessments are specifically designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. TCL also encourages candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams. This motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable.