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Mission and Values

What we aim to do and who we strive to be as an institution collectively and individually are driven by our Mission and Values, both of which are detailed below.

Our mission

"Inspirational learning creating outstanding futures"


College values

  • Placing the student at the heart of all we do.
  • Showing fairness, courtesy and mutual respect.
  • Learning, teaching and assessment as the key to our success.
  • Empowering everyone to achieve their full potential.
  • Working collaboratively to achieve excellence and growth across all the communities that we serve.


Strategic goals

  • To ensure student success and deliver outstanding return on education investment by remaining in the top 10% for education performance
  • To meet local, regional and national skills priorities through an innovative and highly responsive curriculum offer, further cementing our place as a national leader in technical and professional education and training
  • To support economic growth by working with employers and other stakeholders to co-create programmes which meet current and future education and workforce needs
  • To raise aspiration for all, ensuring high-levels of attainment across our diverse portfolio and encouraging progression to fulfilling, high value careers
  • To retain the financial stability to invest in inspiring education and learning that empowers students to reach their full potential
  • To continue to invest in people and partnerships that create an enabling foundation to deliver high quality education, training and skills for students
  • To work collaboratively towards an environmentally sustainable agenda both as a college and with our local, regional and national partners.


Our strategies (PDF downloads)

B&FC Strategy 2022-2025

EDI Strategy 2023- 2025

Student Wellbeing Strategy 2021 - 2024

16-19 Strategy

Higher Education Strategy

Apprenticeship Strategy

Employability and Careers Strategy

Digital Strategy