The City Of Liverpool College formerly Liverpool Community College is one of three college of further education in Liverpool, Merseyside. It was established in 1992 by the amalgamation of all the further education colleges within Liverpool. In 2005, it had approximately 7,000 full-time and 18,000 part-time students. The current principal is Elaine Bowker. The College is based on several sites around the city, mainly in the city centre. Community-based provision is in the form of Skill Centres is in process of being disestablished in response to reduction in funding provision by central government. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses are likely to be the sole community-based provision The college left LEA control and was incorporated in 1993 and is overseen by the Corporation Board. The college's first Principal was Wally Brown CBE. The board is made up of representatives from local businesses and communities. The college receives its funding from the government via the Learning and Skills Council, Greater Merseyside.