London South East Colleges has become the 14th member of the Chartered Institution for Further Education.
The college group was established two years ago, following a three-way merger between Bromley College, Bexley College and Greenwich Community College.
Dan Wright, the institution’s chief executive and secretary, said it was "terrific to see just how much has been achieved in the relatively short time since the three colleges were merged into one".
He added: "It is encouraging to see just how well the team works together to accomplish some very impressive results. We look forward to working with London South East Colleges and all of our members to celebrate and promote excellence in all areas of further education.”
Sharing best practice
Sam Parrett, principal and chief executive of London South East Colleges, said: “We are delighted to become a member of the Chartered Institution for Further Education. Not only does this reflect the high-quality provision we offer across the region, but also the hard work of our students and staff.
“As part of the [Chartered Institution for Further Education], we will share best practice with and learn from the very best institutions in the sector. This will help shape our vision and aims going forward, enabling us to continue our delivery of first-class education, supporting communities, businesses and the economy as a whole.”
The institute was granted chartered status in October 2015 and opened its doors to members the following month. It aims to develop the potential, reputation and standing of the further education sector, bringing together the best training providers.
Colleges and training providers with an overall grade 1 or 2 in their most recent Ofsted inspection and in receipt of public funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency are eligible to apply for membership.