Our Guiding Principles and Values

 

Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles support our decision making, actions and behaviours of our people. Deliver the highest quality and performance, an ethos of continuous improvement is endemic.

Never to compromise on the health and safety of our students, customers and our people, encourage and champion physical and mental well-being for all and to manage responsibly the impact that our business has on the environment.
To earn their continued loyalty by consistently demonstrating why we are the first choice for quality, service, value and innovation.
To recognise the individuality and contribution of our people. We create a work environment that is challenging and provides the opportunities and support for everyone to develop, learn and succeed.
To deliver the highest quality and performance, an ethos of continuous improvement is endemic. Mastering the fundamentals, then positively embracing change by finding better and new ways to do things for the benefit of all students, stakeholders and our people.
To deliver public value for our stakeholders underpinned by strong governance, through disciplined, sustainable growth, effective research, development and investment and efficient operational delivery, creating a better place to study and work.
 

Our Values

Our ‘can do’ values capture in words the ‘heart and soul’ of the Derby College Group ethos and what we stand for.

Never to compromise on the health and safety of our students, customers and our people, encourage and champion physical and mental well-being for all and to manage responsibly the impact that our business has on the environment.
To earn their continued loyalty by consistently demonstrating why we are the first choice for quality, service, value and innovation..
To recognise the individuality and contribution of our people. We create a work environment that is challenging and provides the opportunities and support for everyone to develop, learn and succeed.
To deliver the highest quality and performance, an ethos of continuous improvement is endemic. Mastering the fundamentals, then positively embracing change by finding better and new ways to do things for the benefit of all students, stakeholders and our people.
To deliver public value for our stakeholders underpinned by strong governance, through disciplined, sustainable growth, effective research, development and investment and efficient operational delivery, creating a better place to study and work.

Derby College is an approved partner of the University of Derby.

The University of Derby has been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This puts the University in the top 20% of all providers in the UK for the quality of its teaching. 96.3% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree*.

The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes

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