Introducing our Learning Philosophy
We understand how people learn best, and how to work with every individual to remove barriers to learning.
Our Learning Philosophy has driven new models of applied learning, which develop motivated and emotionally strong learners.
Every year our philosophy helps thousands of people to unlock their potential and switch on to the power of learning. In 2016-17 it was awarded the Association of Colleges Beacon Award for Practical Teaching and Learning.
The Learning Philosophy is rooted in an understanding of how the brain, motiviation and emotions work together to help learning. Here is why those elements are at the heart of our teaching and learning practice:
Our brains are capable of incredible things.
From the study of neuroscience, we understand that the brain connects neurons to make networks. These networks strengthen and work faster through repeated use.
Your brain is like a muscle: the more you use it, the stronger it gets! We believe in hard work and recognise the value in working through our failures so that we are constantly learning and improving.
We are here to help you develop good learning habits, and set aside those which can hold you back from learning. We do this by developing your independent learning skills, teaching active listening, building life skills, and through identifying technical and soft skills required for the work place.