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Strategy and Policy

Strategic Plan - Our Strategy, Our Future

Edinburgh College has created a new Strategic Plan, Our Strategy Our Future, which sets out the vision, mission, values and goals which will shape the direction of our College. 

The plan focuses on three key strategic themes: People, Place and Performance. 

The plan was developed with input from the College Board and Executive, and consultation with staff, students and stakeholders to make sure it is the best possible roadmap for our development. 

The new Strategic Plan sets out our mission to empower positive change by providing an environment with greater access to improved opportunities for our staff, students and partners. 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

Please contact if you require a copy of previous quarter complaint reports.