Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to provide outstanding and inspirational land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region.

Our vision  

  • Be a confident, aspirational, inspirational and expanding college 
  • Equip students of all ages with knowledge, skills and behaviours to support the green environment and land-based industries 
  • Support lifelong learning to enhance individuals’ prospects, productivity, social mobility and economic effectiveness 
  • Create clear and sustainable pathways from entry to advanced levels of study, research and expertise leading to rewarding careers 
  • Make learning and opportunity accessible to all Londoners and wider audiences 
  • Provide the best and widest possible range of resources, education and training activities  
  • Actively seek the views of employers, students and other organisations to remain responsive and current  
  • Be a consistently outstanding college 
  • Welcome and maintain strong partnerships and collaborative ventures locally, nationally and internationally  
  • Manage green space, animal collections and related businesses and play an active role improving the natural environment and landscape of London  
  • Open our farms, gardens, animal collections, facilities and services for commercial, recreational and educational benefit

Our values 

Our College, the students, staff, Governors and stakeholders share values that define and unify us as a community. These values are real, meaningful and relevant guides to the way we work and support each other and are continually shared so they remain current. 

Aspirational 
  • We actively seek excellence in ourselves and others 
  • We encourage ambition and value perseverance and resilience  
Student-focused  
  • We inspire outstanding personal and professional success for all students  
  • We listen to our students, staff and stakeholders and act on their feedback 
Professional  
  • We are committed to personal and vocational excellence and improvement 
  • We are prudent, purposeful and determined 
  • We welcome and promote collaboration
Innovative  
  • We encourage passion, creativity and enterprise  
  • We listen and respond to employers and industry  
Responsible  
  • We care about people, animals and a sustainable natural environment 
  • We value the community in which we live and work 
Equitable  
  • We value people and diversity and promote mutual respect and equality  
  • We are open and fair 

Hazel's story

The College helped me realise I am smart and capable enough to go on to study whatever I put my mind to. Hazel studied animal management at Level 3