1. Creating a positive learning experience and ensuring that the student is at the heart of all that we do.
2. Having dedication and passion for delivering the best education – being fair but also challenging but supportive .
3. Delivering high quality teaching and learning using professional standards and approaches.
4. Evaluating and improving what we do by providing individual feedback on learning goals and progress towards achievement of these goals.
5. Developing curriculum pathways with progression to Master’s courses at universities.
Our vision is to “support our student’s aspiration and achievement and enable them to be whomever they wish to be”.
The College’s mission is to “put skills and learning at the heart of everything we do by delivering high quality postgraduate education that meets the needs of our stakeholders”.
Born in Australia, Darren has an accomplished academic record. He is also a CPA. Darren is an experienced academic manager and is now the Principal of the London School of Executive Education.
As a qualified accountant, Darren worked for a top 20 accounting firm in the UK. He has lectured in business and accounting in Australia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. He has taught on MBA courses at institutions such as: The Leicester University Management Centre, The University of Strathclyde and the David Syme Business School at Monash University in Melbourne.
Darren is a founding partner of London Training Services and has a thorough understanding of the needs and expectations of international business people seeking high quality business and management training.
Prof Dr John White is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge.
He has spent over 35 years as an academic lawyer and criminologist, working at various universities including Anglia Ruskin, Bucks New University , Leeds and Newcastle. John has taught in Hong Kong, Malaysia and at East Carolina University in the USA as well as the UK. He was a Head of Law School at Anglia Ruskin University and the Bucks New University for 20 years. He has substantial experience of working in senior roles in the UK HE sector.
Prof White is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, a Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.
Dr Sandy Wilkinson’s first degree is in philology, the study of languages and civilizations, with focus on English and German. She worked as a translator while studying for a degree in Economics. She moved to England and has taught business, economics ,management and entrepreneurship at Durham and Derby Universities as well as in universities in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Throughout this time she remained involved in industry. Understanding the needs and aspirations of businesses often identified as engines of economic success remained a priority for Sandy.
Sandy completed her PhD in entrepreneurship and small business management from the University of Derby. From 2010, she held senior management roles in a number of educational organisations.
Marcus is a Course Leader at the University of Aberdeen now teaches on their MBA. His areas of speciality include strategic and international marketing. He has also taught at Edinburgh, Striling and Strathclyde Universities. Marcus is an academic practitioner who works with growth organisations to position them to take advantage of opportunities for tomorrow’s business. As well as teaching, he develops growth strategies for social enterprises and voluntary organisations and is co-author of “Social Enterprise: Developing Sustainable Businesses published by Palgrave.
As a highly experienced market researcher, Marcus has the skills to identify new routes to market and to create a sustainable presence within the sector. As an educator, he sees his role as building capability, especially in market orientated organisations seeking to expand internationally.