Our mission is the provision of a first class learning experience that will equip students with the skills, ability and knowledge to successfully compete in their chosen discipline. We aim to provide access to relevant and challenging learning opportunities for all adult students regardless of their background. Our on-going commitment to providing fair and equal treatment to our students, staff and anyone we deal with ensures a welcoming and friendly study and work environment.
Grafton College is a Higher Education institution working since 2004 and operating from Oxford Street London. We are approved by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Quality Assurance Agency and Higher Education Funding Council in England to provide funded courses to local students. The Grafton College Advisory Board comprises of senior professionals from the industry, Senior Professors, Armed Forces and Police Senior Personnel, Student Union Members from London based Universities and Entrepreneurs. Grafton College is also a partner of Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and holds prestigious corporate associations with Air Power Association, IBM, Ministry of Defence and 344 Squadron of ATC, RAF.
It has received a Bronze Award from the Ministry of Defence. Grafton College has its main campus based in Oxford Street London. The Main Campus on Oxford Street is a 6 storey Building with a covered area of 23000 sq. ft. Grafton College is aspiring to establish a UK University Partnership by 2017 and had result oriented discussions with few universities. Education, Learning, Respect, Integrity, Employability and Creativity are not just platitudes in Grafton College, they are constants. The College has very recently been approved by National Counter Terrorism and Security Office, Mayor of London’s Office and Metropolitan Police as industry lead provider for Project Griffin. We are also preparing a National Level qualification for Prevent Duty in association with Royal Air Force and Metropolitan Police. The College has grown to its great size with incredible speed because of its insatiable appetite to be the very best.
Approach to quality in teaching and learning
For us, assuring the quality of our education is to ensure a fit for purpose learning environment that puts the student at the centre of everything we do. Continuous review and evaluation of our curriculum and work consolidate the way we build our expertise and improve our performance, always keeping the needs of our students in mind. The role of the College’s quality and curriculum principal is to oversee the development of our approach and practices in teaching and learning, and to achieve mutually set targets through team effort.
Experienced and qualified teaching staff
Our staff is experienced and qualified, and includes lecturers holding MBA's, PhD's and other relevant qualifications in their fields from British Universities and other internationally recognised institutions. Bringing their experience to classes, lecturers and teachers implement a practical approach to theoretical bases. As a result, our students undergo a learning process which from the outset prepares them for the challenges that they may face in the world of work.
Meeting the needs of students and industry
Any Higher Education Institution plays an important part in achieving an eventual goal for its students: good career prospects. It is evident that employers are looking for a workforce which does not simply rely on academic mastery, but also possesses the required practical skills. The courses offered by the college are meant to address the exact needs of employers. All courses are 'real life based', i.e. students apply the knowledge they gain to real life situations. Our Higher National Diploma students, for example, are asked to produce practice-based assignments to meet the requirements of their courses. Having this kind of experience, our graduates are well equipped to obtain work placements and commence successful careers.
Student Enrichment Activities
To enhance our students’ learning experiences we run a variety of relevant enrichment activities throughout the year. They allow students to develop new skills, to broaden their horizons and to socialise. The activities are embedded across the curriculum and all departments of the College and range from field trips, excursions and an annual sports day to crime prevention events and cinema evenings.
Health and safety matters to us
Grafton College has policies and procedures in place for students and staff to feel secure and confident that they can study and work in an environment where they feel safe, respected and heard, regardless of their nationality and background.
Our overall goal is to create a fair environment and to promote a constructive organisational atmosphere where all people can work and learn with dignity and in an independent manner. We will act against any possible discriminatory or biased practices and will positively promote tolerance and diversity.
“The work that Grafton College has undertaken in lieu of Prevent Duty and local community support is commendable”
“It’s good to see that Grafton College engages senior people from industry and key note speakers for delivering workshops to its students which is beneficial for the College”