ITV News has been told the scandal at Newham College in East London could be investigated by an official government body.
The college is at the centre of allegations of "homophobia, nepotism, corruption and mismanagement" after an abusive anti-gay rant by a senior lecturer. Mark Walcott, the Head of Performing Arts, was suspended and the college principal, Denise Brown-Sackey stepped aside.
The Skills Funding Agency has called on staff and former staff to produce evidence before deciding whether to launch a formal investigation.
ITV News also asked Newham College for their response.