College Mission Statement

College Of Birmingham inspires, prepares, and empowers students to succeed in a changing world.

This means:

  • We inspire students to learn and to develop as whole people: intellectually, physically, and emotionally
  • We inspire students to continue learning throughout life
  • We prepare and empower students to be successful by helping them develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enter or progress within the work force or to transfer to a bachelors or post graduate level, and to adapt and thrive in our increasingly diverse and ever-changing world.

College Vision Statement

To be a global leader in transforming lives through an innovative, rigorous, and compassionate approach to education.

This means:

  • We continually strive to strengthen and improve the positive impact we have on our students and community: transforming their lives, as well as our own, through our work
  • We will become known Internationally as an institution that “makes a difference”
  • We continually strive to innovate – finding new and more effective ways to educate and serve students
  • We sustain rigor in our work – holding high standards and expectations for both our students and for ourselves
  • We approach our work with compassion – acknowledging the whole person, working with integrity and caring, accepting people where they are and moving them forward without sacrificing standards or expectations; bringing joy, honesty, and understanding to our work.

College Values Statement

College Of Birmingham community values:

  • inspiring learning
  • broadening perspectives
  • pursuing excellence
  • responding to community needs
  • achieving goals
  • transforming lives
  • celebrating achievement

 

To deliver, in partnership with other providers, a high quality education and training service, appropriate to the lifelong learning needs and aspirations of its clients, in a diverse range of settings.

College Ethos

The College ethos seeks to help establish a context for enlightened and effective management, and to help build an appropriate working and learning environment for the College community.

It seeks to ensure that students are treated as mature individuals and are allocated as much responsibility as is possible and practicable, including an active role in decisions that affect them.

In addition to being provided with the best possible learning experiences, students are to be given every opportunity to develop personal and social skills and, generally, to derive the maximum benefits from their College experience.