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Strategy and Policy

Strategic Plan

Edinburgh College has created a new Strategic Plan, setting out our strategic aims over the next five years to 2022.

The plan was developed with input from the College Board and Executive, and then put out to consultation with staff, students and stakeholders to make sure it is the best possible roadmap for our development. Following the consultation period, the plan was signed off by the College Board of Management.

The new Strategic Plan sets out our vision for further education as a regional college across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. It outlines our approach to delivering an expansive and progressive curriculum to meet the needs of industry and equip students to meet the demands of the modern workplace. The plan has the college’s values at its centre, to define our culture and foster a positive working environment. It also focuses on our status as a key partner in community planning partnerships.

Regional Outcome Agreement

Our Regional Outcome Agreement sets out what we plan to deliver in return for funding from the Scottish Funding Council. The focus is on the contribution that Edinburgh College makes towards improving life chances, developing an innovative college and creating sustainable economic growth for Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scotland.

2019 Board Effectiveness Review

In line with the requirements of the Code of Good Governance for Scotland’s College, an externally facilitated review of Edinburgh College Board of Management and its governance arrangements was conducted in December 2019.

How Good Is Our College?

How good is our college quality framework is designed to support and enable colleges to evaluate the quality of provision and services - whilst reporting on progress in relation to outcome agreements. How good is our college? aligns with a suite of Education Scotland quality improvement frameworks to support external stakeholders in engaging with colleges to review and enhance the quality of provision and services. In addition, the arrangements seek to foster increased collaboration across colleges and other educational providers to exemplify and share excellent practice across sectors.


The College's Whistleblowing Policy & Procedure sets out the way in which concerns about malpractice may be properly raised within and if necessary outside the College. For more information contact the Board Secretary, Marcus Walker

College Policies