To be recognised as an outstanding educational and economic resource by learners, employers and other key stakeholders.


To provide outstanding education and training that is primarily vocational, in response to the needs of learners, employers and other key stakeholders.


The college:

  • believes that its learners are at the heart of the College community and that they are entitled to
    work and study in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment
  • believes that it is the responsibility of all staff to help learners to achieve their full potential
  • is proud of the diversity of its community and aims to be a socially inclusive organisation that
    recognises, values and celebrates individual differences
  • is opposed to all forms of violent, abusive and discriminatory behaviour
  • values its staff and will help them to develop their skills and expertise within a supportive working
  • aims to play a key role in the local economy by supporting local people and businesses

The college creates public value by:

  • helping local people to learn skills for employment
  • promoting equality and diversity
  • actively working with local businesses to
    a) create opportunities for apprenticeships and work placements for learners
    b) develop curriculum which meets the skills needs
  • supporting local community-based projects and charities
  • working in collaboration with key stakeholders including schools and universities
  • delivering a curriculum tailored to local needs
  • opening facilities to the public which are run by students
  • contributing to the economy as a major employer.