Structure and policies

Argyll College UHI Ltd operates in an open and transparent way. The following publications provide information on our structure and policies. The documents in this section are in portable document format (pdf) and will open in an external window.

Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Argyll College UHI will provide high quality innovative education opportunities, act as an economic driver to enhance the skills and development of the local economy and develop a reputation for excellence which will encourage students to study in the communities we serve.

Strategic Plan
You can read or download the strategic plan.

College Values

We want to be recognised as;

  • Inclusive - education for all
  • Of our Community – be engaged and responsive
  • Providing individualised learning – be innovative
  • Student centred – respect for the whole student (nurturing, supporting, personalisation)
  • A valued contributor to education and economic development in Argyll and the Isles
  • Good partners – to widen opportunities

 

We should aspire to -

CurriculumReputationResources
  • Industry standard courses (not just SQA)
  • Specialist centres and unique provision (including degree)
  • Be responsive to local needs
  • Develop Research activity
  • Consistent and clear progression
  • Educational tourism
  • Aspirational choice both locally & nationally
  • Recognisable dynamic brand
  • Providing appropriate innovative education
  • First choice provider for local organisations and stakeholders
  • Sustainability in all our operations
  • More responsive to local need
  • More teaching space Flexible space utilisation, maximise usage
  • Defined student space
  • Student halls
  • Appropriate & up to date resources
  • Focused and appropriate support services

 

We aim to provide a high standard of service. Any expression of dissatisfaction by students or customers is treated seriously. Details of our complaints procedures are now available.


Freedom of Information (Scotland)

Every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme.
The Argyll College UHI Model Publications Scheme 2013 can be viewed here

 

College policies

policy bag

The following policies set out our aims and objectives..

Student policies are located in the student section

  • Policy on Policies
    These policy and procedures set out the framework for the approval and implementation of Policies and Procedures.

  • Value for Money Policy
    This policy and procedure expresses how the college recognises its responsibility to achieve value for money from all of its activities.
  • Equality and Diversity Policy
    This Policy defines the framework through which equality of opportunity will be managed for all College staff, students, visitors and other stakeholders, including job applicants and potential students.
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People, Adults at Risk and Staff
    This policy outlines the College's framework for protecting children, young people and adults at risk from harm, abuse and exploitation, and supporting our students and staff through our general Duty of Care.
  • Model Publication Scheme
    Every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme. The publication scheme is a commitment to provide information to the public. The Argyll College UHI Model Publications Scheme 2013 can be viewed here.

  • Data Protection Argyll College UHI is committed to ensuring that personal data is collected, stored and disposed of in a secure and appropriate manner.
  • Complaints procedure
    We aim to provide a high standard of service. Any expression of dissatisfaction by students or customers is treated seriously. Details of our complaints procedures are now available.
  • Employers’ Liability Insurance
    This is a copy of our current Employers’ Liability Insurance. It has been placed here to make it reasonably accessible to our employees. The original certificate is held on file at our main office.
  • Fee Waiver Policy
    Students may qualify for a discount in their course fees. This document outlines the criteria and application process.

Publications

 

Equality and Diversity Mainstreaming Report
The college has always regarded itself as an equal and diverse organisation, though without specific formal policies in place.

Policy of Discretions
Argyll College UHI Ltd is an admitted body into the Local Government Pension. This document provides more information on this.Scheme  (Reviewed May 2016

 

Argyll College UHI makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information provided through this web site, published on the Internet, is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors, including typographical errors, for which we apologise. Information may also be updated or changed at any time without notice

College structure

cogwheelsThis section of the website is to allow visitors to the site to understand the staffing structure of the college and to provide information on the college's strategic planning and operational targets.

Standing Orders
The Argyll College UHI Constitution and Standing Orders of the
Board of Governors.

Organisation Chart
This shows the current Argyll College organisational structure.


Strategic Plan
You can read or download the strategic plan.

DTZ Report: Overcoming barriers to learning in rural and island areas
This report builds on other work carried out on this topic over a number of years and looks in particular at the effect of the Argyll College delivery model since the college became operational in 2000/01. (4mb)

Argyll College UHI makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information provided through this web site, published on the Internet, is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors, including typographical errors, for which we apologise. Information may also be updated or changed at any time without notice