There are number of educational establishments in Stratford. Before the Conservative Government came to power in 2010 there were number of colleges like the one illustrated on the photograph of this post used by the ‘to be’ immigrants from the low income countries to sign up for the cheapest full time course, get the British visa and come to the UK to join the crowd of Stratford job seekers and entrepreneurs already in the country. The government in order to reduce the number of immigrants in the UK closed many of this kind of colleges.
The other options in Stratford for the locals to improve their qualifications include the Newham College, British Institute of Technology and eCommerce, the University of East London and Stratford College. At the Newham College they offer courses at the secondary level to the locals but to be eligible for public funding you have to be in the country for at least three years and speak good English. You can Study English at Stratford College. The prices range from £850 to £6000 per course annually. The British Institute of Technology and eCommerce charges between £4500 and £9000 per annum and the University of East London £10700 for one year of study (the cheapest option there). If you belong to the cluster of Stratford residents described in Reason 2 and Reason 3 of this series you probably won’t be able to access Stratford education at all.
Reason 5 – that are the other options for Stratford residents locally.