The Board of Corporation make a valuable contribution to the success of the College. Members contribute their collective skills, knowledge and experience on an unpaid basis to ensure Board business is conducted effectively.
Their role is to determine the strategic direction of the College, to ensure the quality of the service provided, to be accountable for the appropriate use of public funds, and to ensure the solvency of the organisation and that business is conducted within the legal framework.
The Governing body conducts its operations in accordance with the Instruments and Articles of Government. The last significant changes to this were introduced on 1st January 2008 and minor amendments were introduced on 1st January 2010.
Governors are not appointed to manage the College – that is the responsibility of the Principal. They do however observe regulations issued by the Skills Funding Agency and act within the accepted principles for those who hold public office, namely: