Leaders in Diversity
South Lanarkshire College is the first organisation in Scotland to be recognised as a ‘Leader in Diversity’. The College achieved this in recognition of our positive and proactive work in all areas of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Investors in People Platinum
The College is one of the small number of organisations in the UK to have achieved and maintained Investors in People Platinum Standard, and to be an Investors in People Champion.
Investors in People Health & Wellbeing
We were delighted to also achieve the IIP Health and Wellbeing Award this year which further supports our commitment to health and wellbeing.
This accreditation mark confirms that the College and the Student Association are committed to embedding sustainability into the curriculum, and acts as a clear signal to prospective students who want to leave their time in education as global citizens prepared for the 21st century.
Living Wage Employer
We’re now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the real Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage, because a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
We’ve gained ‘Committed’ accreditation status. This nationally recognised accreditation scheme encourages businesses to recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions.
We’re delighted to be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). This means that we’re able to offer students and staff the chance to:
- gain a new perspective on an academic subject, transferable employment skills
- stay in another country
- develop or improve language skills
- form an international network of friends and partners
- experience new challenges and different cultures
The Erasmus+ programme is funded by the European Union
LGBT Charter of Rights
We’re working with LGBT Youth Scotland to achieve the LGBT Youth Charter Mark. The LGBT Charter helps demonstrate our commitment to LGBT people. All students at South Lanarkshire College are included, valued, supported and treated fairly.