East Coast College

We’re a well-established further education college offering a breadth of subjects and technical and professional training to degree level.

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As a result of the pandemic, East Coast College joined the Kickstart scheme to provide work for 18- to 24-year-olds. It also takes part in the Further Forces programme, which encourages armed forces leavers to retrain as teachers.

The college, which is one of the largest college in Great Yarmouth and Waveney that has been rated “good” by Ofsted, runs open evenings to encourage trades people to get into teaching and participates in the Taking Teaching Further programme, which supports further education with the funding of new vocational teachers.

East Coast offers a wide range of subjects and technical and professional training to degree level. Students can study a selection of vocational courses and apprenticeships, as well as A-levels, BTEC and CTEC courses at the purpose-built Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

The college has become a centre of excellence for energy, engineering and offshore skills training. It also offers commercial training. A partnership with University of Suffolk means that a range of degree courses is available. Every year hundreds of students from East Coast College go on to university or take up an apprenticeship. Others go into work and build successful careers.

The college prides itself on offering quality teaching and learning, leading to student success. All employees play a vital role in the success of the college and, by developing and performance-managing staff, it aims to reduce attrition and increase the satisfaction and motivation of all workers.

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Leadership

74% of staff agreed

My manager regularly expresses their appreciation when I do a good job

The Emerging Leaders programme is led by the principal, and about 15 staff members who aspire to leadership take part. The programme focuses on self-awareness and development, alongside core competencies in areas such as people management, including employment law.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The College is committed to the continued professional learning of its staff as an integral part of development and quality assurance. It aims to strike a balance between individual career-development needs, as identified through the appraisal process, and the needs of the college, as well as the updating of core staff competencies.

Wellbeing

82% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Mental health first aid and awareness training takes place each term and is open to all staff. The college also runs courses in emotional awareness and menopause awareness.

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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