The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC) is an independent higher education provider based in London. The College was established in 2001 and has campuses covering both central and Greater London.
UKCBC was established in 2001 and offered Higher National Diplomas, Postgraduate Diplomas and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants courses from their Wentworth House campus in Gants Hill, East London. In 2007, Mr Geomon Joseph became Managing Director of the institution and expanded UKCBC’s Gants Hill campus (Wentworth House). In 2007, UKCBC began offering academic courses from the Association of Business Executives (ABE), the Association of Business Practitioners (ABP), Edexcel, and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) from the Wentworth House campus.
The College Expands
Following two years of growth, UKCBC expanded further opening another campus in the Gants Hill area in 2009.
The 2012/2013 academic year was another auspicious period for UKCBC, as the College opened two new campuses covering west and north-west London (Park Royal and Cricklewood respectively). 2012 saw the College receiving course designation for BTEC qualifications; students were able to receive loans via the Student Loans Company to cover tuition and maintenance costs from this academic year. UKCBC also offered its first AAT courses in 2013, following accreditation from the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Thanks to a partnership with New City College (Formerly Redbridge College) in the 2013/2014 academic year, UKCBC was able to offer more students their higher education programmes. This partnership extended in 2015 to include delivery of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 courses whilst maintaining the course designation.
New Courses and Campuses
UKCBC’s expansion moved into central London in 2016. The College opened two new campuses, one in Holborn, and the English language branch of UKCBC (called the UK College of English (UKCE)) in Oxford Circus. Both campuses had their official inauguration in 2017 with the Holborn campus inauguration being hosted by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal.
In July 2017 UKCBC announced its official academic partnership with Bath Spa University, offering bachelor’s degrees in a number of new subjects.
UKCBC was successfully reviewed for Higher Education Review – HER (AP) in December 2018.
A New Flagship Campus
In 2019, UKCBC opened the 40,000 sq. ft. Liverpool Street campus, which is currently the College’s main campus and registered office.
After finishing its academic collaboration with BSU, in 2020 the College formed a new partnership with the University of West London (UWL). UWL became the degree-awarding body for all UKCBC-taught degrees (and remains so to this day).