About Us - City of Wolverhampton College

About Us


Our purpose is Defining Futures – that is what we are here for – to ensure that students move into positive destinations which is either continuing their education or moving into employment.

How we Define Futures

The college is managed in 4 defined areas who all have a set of corporate values that are aligned to each area. All members of staff are expected to comply with all of our values across the college and not just in the area that they work. It is this collaborative approach, that will continue to make us a successful organisation.

British Values

Whilst the college has its own values, Britain also has values that all staff and students are expected to know.
Mutual Respect – Understanding that we don’t all share the same beliefs and values. Respect for others and their views.
Democracy – In Britain we have a culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Individual Liberty – In Britain we have protection of our rights and others we live and work with.
Acceptance of different faiths & beliefs – Embracing diversity and the importance of religion, traditions, cultural heritage and preferences.
Rule of Law – In Britain rules are fairly applied and enforced to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.



Student Engagement – Market Share %
Student Success – Positive Student Destination %
Business Success – EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amortisation) %
People Engagement – Staff Engagement %


Student Engagement – We value Students
Student Success – We value success & progression
Business Success – We value sustainable business
People Engagement – We value role models

Awards and Accreditations

City of Wolverhampton College are proud to have achieved the following accreditations. Many of these accreditations mean that the college has been through an assessment process that show that we meet set criteria that is assessed externally. In turn, these then show the public that we are an organisation that aspires to excellence in all areas.

  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • Disability Confident 
  • Armed Forces Gold Award
We are a Mindful Employer

As an employer we recognise that:

People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment.

Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.

Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues.

As an employer we aim to:

  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and The Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills.
  • Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health issue will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant.
  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues.
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.
Disability Confident 

The college is very proud that it is a Disability Confident Employer and we are working towards being a Disability Confident Leader. This means that we will encourage all our suppliers and partners to also sign up to this kite-mark making our communities more inclusive in all walks of life.

We regularly train our management and HR staff to understand all types of disabilities and how people can be supported. We welcome feedback so that we can continually improve.

Armed Forces Gold Award

We are proud to be signed-up to the Armed Forces’ Covenant and to have received a Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for the support we provide to serving and retired forces’ personnel.

As part of the college’s commitment to ensuring those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces are treated fairly, it operates a guaranteed interview scheme for former forces’ personnel and ensures serving reservists are given time off to fulfil their annual service obligations.

Discover more

The college was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in January 2023.

Meet our senior management team

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