New City College awarded five Mayor of London Quality Marks

New City College awarded five Mayor of London Quality Marks

New City College has been recognised with five Mayor of London Quality Marks – only awarded to those providers delivering high-quality courses in sectors that are key to London’s economic recovery.

The Mayor’s Skills Academies Quality Mark is designed to set high standards for training in order to get Londoners back into good employment and drive long-term growth.

New City College was awarded the accolade for adult courses , qualifications for 16-18 year-olds, and apprenticeships in five important sectors:

  • Creative
  • Digital
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Health & Social Care

To gain the prestigious Quality Marks, NCC had to submit evidence that met the Greater London Authority’s strict assessment criteria to prove that adult education courses in the selected sectors are of high quality, promote workplace skills, support under-represented groups, are well supported by employers and embed key principles around fair pay.

Adults looking to retrain, upskill or gain a new qualification, and those embarking on their careers can be assured that courses awarded the Quality Mark at New City College will provide excellent, industry-relevant training.

Jules Pipe, London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, said the Quality Mark was “an important step in recognising and showcasing good practice, allowing Londoners and employers to access the best training London has to offer.”

New City College’s Jamie Stevenson, who is Group Executive Director for Apprenticeships & Business Development, said: “We are delighted to have secured the Mayor’s Skills Academies Quality Mark in each the five sectors for which we submitted applications.”

Jamie added: “Students will also have confidence that the education and training delivered by NCC will enable them to be work ready, confident that the high quality skills training they receive will support them as they embark into their chosen career pathway.”

The Quality Mark for NCC builds on the similar Mayor’s Construction Academy award that was granted to the college in 2020.

Along with the high profile status that the Quality Mark brings, it could also mean the college is prioritised by the GLA in future funding for employment and skills programmes, and there will be opportunities to work together with other accredited providers and employers to share ideas, best practice and develop solutions to challenges within adult education in order to push up standards.


Launched in March 2022, the Mayor’s Skills Quality Mark will be an annual accreditation awarded to London providers who offer high-quality training in Creative, Digital, Hospitality, Construction, Green and Health & Social Care sectors. It will set the bar for skills training in London and will recognise providers delivering high-quality provision. To achieve the Quality Mark, providers need to pass the assessment criteria and demonstrate excellence in the sector-specific questions – The Mayor of London.