Hundreds of students at a private law and business college were told last week that their courses are to be discontinued.
Holborn College was established in 1969 and became part of Kaplan in 2005. It operates from premises in Borough High Street shared with the Kaplan Law School.
The college has around 400 students and many of its degrees are validated by Anglia Ruskin University.
A spokesman said: "We are discontinuing the programmes run by Holborn College from September 2015 and are no longer recruiting students. We will continue to teach a small number of our students till the end of the 2015/16 academic year.
"This was an extremely difficult decision to make because of Holborn College's long history of providing business and law courses, the thousands of students who went on to successful careers and the commitment of Holborn College's employees.
"Holborn College is working closely with other appropriate higher education institutions to provide excellent alternative opportunities for the college's students to finish their programmes."
Student Amira Al-shamaa has launched a petition to protest against the "upsetting and disruptive" closure of the college.
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