Mission and Vision
We aim to empower our students through education and help them change their lives for the better. St Patrick’s is committed to widening participation and providing access to education to all students. It is a great privilege to be able to support our students, help unlock their potential, and see them successfully complete their courses and graduate. We provide the best possible education to those who need it at an affordable price, giving people from all walks of life the opportunities they need to improve their career prospects.
Our vision is to continue widening access to education, helping students to improve their employability and encouraging inclusivity across the sector. We have assembled an excellent academic team and dedicated student services, ensuring the delivery of high quality education. We aim to be recognised nationally as a provider of outstanding vocational education, helping students to achieve their career ambitions.
Access and Widening Participation Statement
St Patrick’s College has a proud history of promoting educational access. Since its foundation in 1803 as a school for the children of Irish labourers in London, the college has prioritized providing full access to education, especially for those overlooked by the official system and from deprived areas or backgrounds.
Our Access and Widening Participation Mission
We believe strongly in second chances, and our goal of increasing educational opportunities for all goes hand in hand with our dedication to innovation and diversity.
We aim to empower our students through the best possible vocational education at an affordable price, enabling them to change their lives for the better. We offer people from all walks of life the opportunities they need to improve their career prospects.
It is a great privilege to support our students, help unlock their potential, and see them successfully complete their courses.
We are committed to being the best-in-class for employability, and student success. The College participated in the 2016 the Destination of Leavers’ Survey in HE (DLHE) for the first time, alongside other alternative providers. The result shows that 54% of students surveyed entered into working full or part time within 6 months of graduating from the College. This is a true testament of our commitment for employability and producing best-in-class graduates. It was encouraging to learn that 6% of the total students surveyed within the DLHE population of 2016/17 entered into studying either full or part time within 6 months of graduating from the college.
You can download the full statement here.