|MERC Education has been engaged in teaching and research in London since December 2004. The college provides an adequate and satisfactory international standard of education and confers diplomas and degree mainly in the business area. The college is fully accredited by the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) and the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) to teach business studies up to UK degree level. MERC Education, until recently, was a UK registered Education Provider under the auspices and authority of DfES (also known as the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) and conformed to the evolving rules, regulations and policies of the Home Office in the UK. Its more recent accreditation by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), a governmental education watchdog is also an indication of its determination to be accepted as a serious college whatever the circumstances. It continues to seek greater institutional accreditation. Our Goals As one of London’s innovative business and IT educational establishment, MERC Education looks forward to helping and contributing to your career development. We acknowledge that making the right educational choice today is not an easy task because there are many more opportunities available for the qualified individual. Our range of courses have been designed to allow you to acquire all those skills and expertise which employers demand today. Our courses are integrative in nature which means they may be treated as building blocks towards your career development. We, therefore, are committed to provide all our students with : High quality lecturers and trainers motivated to encourage active learning and skills transfer A comfortable and stimulating learning environment to make their learning process enjoyable Courses / programmes which will satisfy their differing educational, social, cultural, and interpersonal needs A consultative role so that we can respond to our students’ needs in the most effective and efficient way AUSCULTO AGNOSCO PETO CARPE DIEM COGNITIO ET ACTUS – In the ultimate pursuit of knowledge and action OUR LOCATION MERC Education is located in a prestigious landmark building known as the Royal Arsenal Gatehouse. This is an extraordinary setting within the historical heart of Woolwich in south-east London. Apart from very modern teaching accommodation, MERC Education has its own private car park with additional frontage parking and several small garden plots on three sides of the building. Furthermore, it has its own small museum. As the only prominent building (1829) in the town square (which dates back to 964 AD), MERC\’s Bell and Clock towers are constantly being watched by the public for accurate time-keeping. OUR FACILITIES MERC Education has good supporting facilities for our students to enable them to enjoy their studies with us. We have a well stocked library and a reading room including a large number of computers for students to work with as part of their course. Connection to the internet for academic research and e-mail facilities are also available for our students. MERC Education also prepares and produces course manuals for students in some of our subjects. External library facilities are also available at the town library and the University of Greenwich. On the social side, we often arrange social gatherings to allow our students to meet each other. Also, affordable meals can be had at the nearby Arsenal Cafe. Sporting activities are offered by the Waterfront Leisure Centre within the vicinity. Students are encouraged to participate in our internal and external internship programme.