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Empowering

We want everyone to be the best that they can be. Our learning experiences expand opportunities and raise aspirations to enable learners to go further.

We recognise that the biggest barrier to learning is our own emotions and feelings of inadequacy. We create learning environments where people feel emotionally safe and secure, able to experiment and grow. This creates confident, independent and mature individuals who are able to manage their feelings and achieve more than they previously thought possible.

We start by recognising that everyone is unique and by building tailored study programmes that meet individual needs, supporting personal career pathways.

By working together we help you to take control – not only of your own learning but also of key parts of our businesses. Many of our FE programmes comprise work in a learning company – a commercial operation which puts you in the driving seat of college services.

Our learning companies include commercial salons and catering operations, business administration roles and creative services for small and medium-sized enterprises. By joining a learning company you will be empowered to make decisions that impact on the business and have a positive impact on your learning.

Our learning environment empowers you to develop independent thinking skills and to work collaboratively with your peers. State-of-the-art Learning Zones provide technology-rich spaces where students are encouraged to develop their thinking, stretch project-based learning and work together to create engaging presentations. Each is overseen by a Learning Coach who is there to facilitate and inspire – all part of an empowering learning experience.