Staff at the Croydon College Group will be receiving a 2% pay rise this academic year – with the increase backdated to 1 September.

This pay rise follows a pay rise of 1.5% in the previous academic year, as the College recognises the hard work of staff, particularly throughout the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pay increase is possible because of the growth in the number of students studying at Croydon College.

The College Group has been working to improve pay for staff, with two separate non-consolidated payments of £150 and £200 pro rata respectively as a result of non-pay budget savings, highlighting the Group’s commitment to direct funding towards staff pay where possible.

It is widely recognised that funding rates for colleges are too low, with funding rates remaining considerably below schools, and largely static since 2013. The College is committed to continuing to lobby to secure better funding rates and, when possible, will prioritise further pay increases for staff who are key to the Group and its students’ success.

The College Group is also proud to be a London Living Wage employer, which includes contractors within its supply chain. This also applies to new Kickstart employees, despite only getting funding from the Department for Work and Pensions to cover the National Minimum Wage.

Moving forward the College Group will continue to have discussions with unions on how to improve staff terms and conditions to ensure the College Group remains a great place to work.

The Croydon College Group thanks its staff for their continued hard work during what has been the most testing of times and will continue to push those in government to ensure the sector receives better funding, while prioritising pay and conditions for its staff.

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


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Fax: 01737 551 282

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