Glasgow Kelvin College is the newest of Glasgow’s three regional further education colleges. Formed by the merger of John Wheatley, North Glasgow and Stow colleges in November 2013, Glasgow Kelvin has all the expertise, facilities and resources to ensure that students receive a high quality learning experience that will provide them with the skills and knowledge to enable them to compete in today’s challenging jobs market, or to move on to further, more advanced learning.
The range of courses available at Glasgow Kelvin is designed to meet the needs of learners of all ages and all levels of ability from introductory tasters and National Qualifications, through Higher Nationals, right up to degree level qualifications.
We welcome enquiries and applications from individuals from all backgrounds and abilities. So whatever your plans and career aspirations, Glasgow Kelvin is uniquely positioned to help you achieve your potential and realise your ambitions. Please take a good look at the exciting range of learning opportunities we have and think about how a course at Glasgow Kelvin could start you on the road to success.
Transforming Lives through education.
Glasgow Kelvin College will enhance our learners’ aspirations, careers and lives through accessible, inclusive, high quality lifelong learning.
Glasgow Kelvin College’s ethos derives from its commitment to Excellence, Progression and Enterprise. It seeks to provide learning opportunities of the highest quality, which engage learners from the widest range of backgrounds, and support their progression to employment or to further study. It seeks to develop enterprise in individuals – as a core skill for learning, life and work; and to support enterprise in both organisations and communities – by developing the capacity of both employers and employees and of community representatives.
The ethos is an inclusive one, and is developed through a series of commitments:
- a commitment to the priority of the needs of the service user;
- a commitment to quality and innovation;
- a commitment to ethical curriculum design;
- a commitment to improving access and equality of opportunity;
- a commitment to learner engagement and customer care;
- a commitment to staff involvement;
- a commitment to collaborative working;
- a commitment to de-centralisation and outreach;
- a commitment to sustainable development; and
- a commitment to high standards of governance.
Creating our values
- What is important to you?
- Why is it important?
- What does it mean in practice?
These are the three questions that GKC staff and students were asked to consider when we set out to create our values. Following on from an extensive series of workshops with staff and student groups the answers were collated, analysed and grouped into related categories. This information was then used to form a set of core principles which was then further developed into a series of Glasgow Kelvin College core values.
Each value comes with a definition and a series of behaviours and aspirations associated with it. These are shown graphically on the Values Wheel as you can see here on the page. This represents what we, both staff and students, have identified as being core to working or studying at GKC.