Our Values & Commitments - Oldham College

Our Mission

To deliver high quality technical and professional education and training which adds economic and social value to the communities of Oldham and Greater Manchester


Our Vision

To be a high performing, innovative, well managed, efficient and financially resilient organisation, which is the best place to learn and work, first choice for learners and employers, and a key strategic partner for both public and private sectors


Our Values

  • Ambition
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Responsiveness
  • Courage


  1. We will deliver to the highest expectations.
  2. We will always plan to meet the needs of the individual.
  3. We will ensure we build supportive relationships to build learner confidence.
  4. We will structure learning to ensure good understanding of what is to be achieved.
  5. We will teach in a variety of ways to help independent learning.
  6. We will create the appropriate learning environment within which individuals can work and contribute.
  7. We will continuously measure progress and inform learners how they are doing.
  8. We will provide opportunities that will stretch learners to full capacity.
  9. We will ensure staff have appropriate subject knowledge and expertise.
  10. We will minimise disruption to learning.

Promoting Personal Development

At Oldham College we are committed to promoting personal development through our informal learning and enrichment programme alongside the students’ chosen curriculum area.

Through this programme we actively promote and encourage students to explore their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences, educating them in these areas and the experiences of others. We work closely with students to ensure that they have a good understanding; that while we may hold different views as individuals we are accountable to our own organisation policies and procedures and in a wider context English law.

Examples of provision and activities that take place as part of the informal learning and enrichment programme: