Our Group structure enables each organisation to be focused on its own learners, customers, colleagues and stakeholders, supported by the professionally shared services that operate across the group. It also underpins the scope to safely expand, adjust and develop in support of communities, policy and economic needs.

As a charity with clear social objectives, our structure also allows cost-effective sharing of service and operational delivery at quality standards, and the reinvesting of surpluses for our learners, to produce better achievements and outcomes.


Our Mission

Improving lives and economic success
through learning and skills

Our Vision

Each business has a clear vision which is aligned
to the overall group strategy

Our Values


We are honest, trustworthy and open.

One Team
One Team

We collaborate, respect each other and contribute to team goals.

Always improving
Always improving

We are forward-thinking, we innovate and take ownership.


We take a long-term view, environmentally, financially and socially.

Can do
Can do

We are positive, inclusive, flexible and proactive.

Strategic Pillars

Colleagues delivering excellence in Learning, Teac

Colleagues delivering excellence in learning, teaching and skills

Securing foundations for delivery

Securing foundations for delivery and growth

Innovative services

Innovative services and colleagues sharing knowledge

Balancing challenges

Balancing challenges and investing in opportunities

ARC Behaviours


Able and willing to evolve, achieve potential, adapt to changing environments


Lead by example, embrace diversity,
build trust


Work together to offer all learners and customers excellent outcomes, build strong working relationships