General Information

Mode Of Study

Courses are available on full-time and part-time basis, on-site and off-site.

CityLBC offers flexible learning to match the demands of employers, employees and jobseekers in today's increasingly competitive employment market. Through assessment of the training need, employers or trainees may choose to go through the one of the following modes of training:


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships can be used to train both new and existing employees.

As employees, new apprentices earn a minimum of £3.40 (under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year) paid by the employer and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job apprentices receive training up to one day per week to gain an industry recognised qualification plus Functional skills (Maths, English and ICT) and ERR.

Current available frameworks include: Business Administration, Childcare, Customer Service, Hairdressing and Health and Social Care.

Class Based Learning

This mode of training is most appropriate for full time students and also job seekers. Training is delivered on 1 to 3 days per week but is supported by work placements that enable learners to build their portfolios whilst preparing them to become job ready.

Work Based Learning

Often organisations or employees will want to develop their skills but lack the time and opportunity to do so. To meet this need CityLBC is able to arrange for training to be delivered on-site with assessors supporting groups or individual learners at their place of work.

There is evidence to support the fact that good class attendance contributes positively to students academic achievements. Students are therefore required to attend classes regularly (80' minimum) to ensure consistency in their academic development.

Fees & Funding

Learners are responsible for ensuring the associated fees are paid promptly for their studies. This can however come several sources including:

  • Funding - learners fitting a prescribed criteria can normally access full or part funding for their course.
    • Learners can apply for learning loans through the college “pay4later” loan facility. To be eligible you must be:
      • Over 18
      • Earning £5,000+ per year
      • UK resident for over 3 years
    • The loan can be applied to any college course and is payable in 12 monthly instalments. Please contact the college Finance Team ( for more information on this. It is also possible for family friends to take this loan on the learner's behalf.
  • Private students - learners in this category will typically have their fees settled by their employer or alternatively will be directly responsible themselves for payments. In the latter case Learners may be able to access one of the offers on fees at that time.

Our Schools


  • My name is Calisha Cadette and I came to Clbc to achieve qualifications in Hairdressing NVQ LV3. I decided to attend Clbc as they were the only college who got back to me quick and did an intake in March other colleges said I had to wait till September. Whilst doing the course I did find it difficult and challenging but having the support of the college day and night by email or phone calls, from tutor to admin. During my course I was sent on various workshops, which were fun and helped me successfully achieve my qualification. I then spoke to my teacher and told her my dreams and I asked her what do I do next to working towards my dreams, which was to teach students hairdressing. So I then went on to do my A1 Assessors course at the college. Working closely with my mentor and assessor and helping my students achieve their qualification in hairdressing. I was in my element. Overall I would recommend Clbc for the quick admissions, the help and support they give to you, there are various courses available and they do a lot of team building (by that I mean getting to know other students from other courses), by doing outings eg Paris. Calisha Cadette

  • Studying at City of London Business College was one of the best experiences I have ever encountered. From day one the staff were supportive and welcoming, they make you feel like part of the family. Coming from a media background, and changing to the health sector was a big challenge for me to take but my meeting at the college made me realize that change is nothing to be afraid of and talking to the staff also helped to encourage me to move forward and knowing that I have one hundred per cent support from their team. So far I have recommended a few friends of mine to experience what I experienced and I will continue to wave the city of CLBC flag all the way!.Apart from studying, there were full of fun and there were also adventures for their staff and students. I was privileged to take part in the trip to Paris, and I can imagine what the future holds for their future students Yolanda Daniel

  • After some time in Administration, I joined The City of London Business College for Health and Social Care (Level 3) in 2014. Being new to the Health Sector, at first I was a bit nervous, however I got a lot of support from very experienced lecturers who were always there for me. The support I got from my lecturers and colleagues together with the facilities available in the College helped me to build up my confidence and enabled me to do all my modules and placements on time and with joy.
    After my second placement, I was hired by a Care Home where I did my placement and I worked there for some time and later on I was hired by three Agencies on temporary contracts.
    I am now in full time employment with Barts Health Bank Partners where I am enjoying my work to the maximum.
    Thank you City of London Business College for making me what I am today Steven Yiga