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What The Gordon offered

The Gordon began as a technological college in 1869 with 10 students taking part in two classes taught by three staff. By The Gordon's official opening in 1887, the new college offered its 63 students diverse classes in architecture, shorthand, bookkeeping and languages. Increasing enrolments meant that single classes could become fully-fledged courses, organised into schools or faculties. By 1918 The Gordon was offering studies in architecture, surveying and engineering subjects. Full trade courses in carpentry, plumbing, and fitting and turning were also offered, as were Certificates in draughtsmanship, wool-sorting, textiles, commerce and dressmaking.

Wool & Textiles
Architecture & Manufacturing
Hospitality, Sciences & Business Studies
Arts & Multimedia
Flexible Learning