City of Glasgow College

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City of Glasgow College is a further education college in Glasgow, Scotland. The new college was created from the merger of three Glasgow colleges, Central College, Glasgow Metropolitan College and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. The colleges agreed to merge in March 2009 and signed up to a merger Road Map in September 2009. The new college officially launched on 15 November 2010.

With 50,000 students, it is the largest further education college in Scotland, and one of the largest in the UK. The opening day of the college had been planned for 1 August 2010 but this was postponed. Ministers from the Scottish Government deferred the decision on whether to approve the merger until 1 September 2010 in order to examine the proposals more carefully, and the merger was eventually approved.

Two new campuses are being built for the college at a cost of £300 million. Building work has started on a Marine Skills Centre on the banks of the River Clyde near Thistle Street. The main building work began in late 2010 and work is expected to be completed in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The new college has the support of Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

The college website is


Distance learning

The college offers a number of courses at a distance:

Online learning for on-campus students

The college library gives students access to online resources:

Open Educational Resources (OER)

No evidence found of OERs.


The college has its own VLE, MyCity:

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