Mission and Aims

"To contribute to the success of key sectors of British industry by taking a leading role in providing excellent technological education and skills training, open to all people of ability and commitment."

Click below to read our Strategic Plan.


PROCAT has seven key aims:

1 A focus on key sectors of industry where there is significant demand for higher level technical skills including advanced engineering, aviation, rail, defence, and automotive as well as construction, building services engineering, and renewable technologies.

2 Powerful partnerships with business where employers play a central part in governance, curriculum design and quality assurance and also co-invest and share the cost of workforce development.

3 Apprenticeships at the heart of the provision. Offering young people pathways to employment with learning and progression to advanced, higher and degree level apprenticeships.

4 Workforce development training to ensure that businesses remain competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. Keeping ahead of industrial technology and providing refresher and up skilling training.

5 Operating from centres of excellence where employers and learners can have trust and confidence that training will be delivered by industry expert professionals using modern equipment and operating from a realistic working environment. PROCAT will lead on the development and use of digital learning technology to empower learners and their employers supporting new ways of delivering education and skills.

6 Creating pathways to employment, further and higher education and promoting equality and diversity. PROCAT will work in schools to promote wider entry into higher level professions through improved careers advice, access to advanced and higher apprenticeships and pathways to degree level study.

7 Presenting a professional culture where the learner and the customer always come first and where the prevailing values of the college are integrity, equality, fairness and accountability.