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Our Values & Commitments

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. When you join us we will:
    Tell you all you need to know about your course or apprenticeship
    Work out a plan of study with you based on your starting point
    Advise you if we think that you need any additional learning support or if you are not on the right pathway for you.
  2. While you are with us we will:
    Always respect you
    Help you stay safe and well
    Provide good teaching and assessment
    Regularly discuss your progress with you (and your employer if you are an apprentice)
    Provide a range of study support and additional help with English and maths if required
    Provide additional support if you have a learning need, disability or are experiencing personal problems
    Mark your work promptly when handed in on time
    Tell you about exam dates
    Ensure that your views are actively listened to
    Develop you as an individual ready for the workplace.
  3. Before you leave we will:
    Help you decide on next steps
    Make sure you get you success in your exams
    Provide you with a reference if you need one
    Provide you with the support of a named Programme Coach.

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: