for October 2024 Intake.



SIRM is an OfS registered independent training provider offering higher education UK qualifications. We are approved by Pearson to offer their programmes. East Sussex College Group is one of our partner colleges. We are growing our portfolio and are proud of the milestones we have achieved so far; recognized by Education and Skills Funding Agency, Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE), Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE), Pearson, City and Guilds, TQUK, and EAL. You can also see us available on the Register of Training Organizations (ROTO). Our college is easily accessible as it is in Ilford, East London, due to the many travel links in central London and Essex there is ease for students and stakeholders. We are a TQUK-approved center and have been approved to deliver teaching qualifications.

SIRM was conceived by a group of professionals and academicians. It truly reflects the vision of the founder of the college. 

Founders vision: Learn. Inspire. Achieve.

SIRM aspires to become an inclusive learning space for a diverse group of learners. By providing opportunities for growth with student voice and student success at the heart of the ecosystem, SIRM has a sustainable future. Focusing on skills and creating a cohesive learning experience for learners, SIRM has widening participation at the very core, and has become a reputbale trusted name in East London. 

The vision of the college is to enhance the knowledge and skills of its students, hence helping the economy grow and benefit society at large. The team of academicians and like-minded people are SIRMs strong suit. With excellent leadership in the form of the senior management team, SIRM is on its way to expanding. 

Vision and Mission - SIRM


To enhance the knowledge and skills of our students hence helping our economy grow and benefiting society.


Guide our students so that they become heroes of today and leaders of tomorrow.


Chris McLean

Chris McLean

SIRM provides a very friendly, caring and safe environment, with high expectations of ourselves and of you!

Principal SIRM

“As a student at The School of Information Risk Management, you are at the heart of everything we do. Our simple ambition is that you enjoy your learning, and that you feel challenged to work hard and to be the best you can possibly be. We hope that your time with us enables you to achieve your dreams and ambitions, securing a productive future in society. We are proud of our reputation in our community and with our local and regional employers. Above all, we are extremely proud of our students. They are the future, and we enjoy working with each and every one of you”


SIRM acknowledges the immense benefit that external perspective, insight, experience and challenge can bring and therefore are supported in their role by Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors shall provide advice and guidance to the CEO and the Leadership relating to:

-> Developing the educational charter and mission of SIRM
-> Developing the strategic direction and policy of SIRM
-> Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, graduate outcomes and student satisfaction
-> Identifying new areas for development and innovation

Junaid Elahi


Chris Mclean


Luciano Barbera

Chair BOG

Yaser Khan

Director of Corporate Services

Sarah Colmar

Quality Manager

Steve Bispham

Vice Chair BOG

Unlock Your Future

Apply Now and Shape Your Journey at SIRM

Unlock Your Future

Apply Now and Shape Your Journey at SIRM