Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To provide students within local communities with the holistic education they need to improve their life chances.


Our Vision

To become a foremost provider of the complete education journey, supporting adults from basic skills courses up to university degrees and career success.


Trent Education Centre prioritises the well-being and growth of the people we exist to serve through a high-quality education, leading to career success.  Our values include:

  • Respect: commending courage and commitment for those returning to education
  • Integrity: authenticity and credibility in academic and working practices
  • Inclusion: widening participation so that no-one gets left behind
  • Creativity: experimenting with new approaches to learning, teaching and assessment
  • Aspiration: striving to reach beyond expectations
  • Sustainability: securing a future for individuals, their families and communities
  • Professionalism: working to high academic and service standards and sharing expertise

Our priorities meet the needs of the communities we serve:


Deliver high quality learning, teaching and assessment from basic skills up to and including university level education


Widen university access to people from under-represented and disadvantaged communities


Give people the opportunity to develop the employability skills they need for gainful employment and career success


Enhance learning through the ongoing development and improvement of the TEC holistic approach to education


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?